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Cepodem Xp 200/125 MG Tablet 10

Cepodem Xp 200/125 MG Tablet 10

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    Uses :

    Cefpodoxime Cefpodoxime is used to treat mild to moderate infections caused by bacteria. The infections such as skin or soft tissue infection, inflammation of throat can be treated with cefpodoxime. Cefpodoxime is used to treat urinary tract infections caused by bacteria and the sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea. Clavulanic acid Clavulanic acid is widely used to treat the common bacterial infections, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections. Clavulanic acid is also prescribed during the myeloablative therapy followed by bone marrow transplantation.

    Mode of drug action


    Cefpodoxime Cefpodoxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefpodoxime bactericidal action involve inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria. The active metabolite of cefpodoxime binds to the penicillin binding protein 3 and inhibits the production of peptidoglycan, which is essential for the formation of the cell wall. Clavulanic acid Beta-lactamase is a protein secreted by few bacteria which can make them resistant to some antibiotics such as penicillin/cephalosporin. Clavulanic acid irreversibly inactivates a wide variety of beta-lactamases, thereby making the penicillin/cephalosporin drugs more potent.

    What are the common side effects?

    Cefpodoxime The major cefpodoxime side effects are diarrhea, loose stools, and allergic reactions like skin rashes, hives. Cefpodoxime side effects may also include breathing problems, feeling tired, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Clavulanic acid The common side effects associated with clavulanic acid are increased transaminase level in the blood, maculopapular rash, urticaria, diarrhea, and fever.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Consult the doctor before the use of Cepodem XP drug if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

    • Individuals who experience Cepodem XP side effects or are allergic to any of its ingredients should stop taking the drug.

    • Do not discontinue the use of Cepodem XP unless told by the doctor.

    • Read the instructions regarding Cepodem XP medicine use and side effects.

    • Consult the doctor before taking Cepodem XP tablet liver, kidney disease or a history of anemia.

    • Take Cepodem XP with a whole glass of water, with or without food, preferably take it with meal for effective results.

    • Cepodem XP drug is not recommended for children below 6 months of age.

    • Take Cepodem XP medicine with meals for better absorption.

    What else should I know?

    1. Does cefpodoxime treat viral infections? No, cefpodoxime treats only bacterial infections.

    2. I am suffering from cold and flu. Can I use cefpodoxime to treat my condition? No, cefpodoxime is not effective against cold and flu.

    3. I am on cefpodoxime antibiotic since 4 days. I am experiencing diarrhea. Shall I stop using Cepodem medication? Mild diarrhea is common with cefpodoxime antibiotic. Do not stop the medication without consulting the doctor.

    4. What are the effects of cefpodoxime in pregnant women? Cefpodoxime is safe during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before using the medicine.

    5. How to take cefpodoxime medicine? Cefpodoxime medicine should be taken with food, as food enhances the levels of cefpodoxime tablets and increases its absorption in the body. Clavulinic acid

    1. Why is clavulanic acid combined with amoxicillin? Clavulanic acid when combined with the drug amoxicillin helps in improving its potency by preventing degradation of the drug.

    2. Is clavulanic acid used only in combination with amoxicillin? No, clavulanic acid is also used in combination with other penicillin’s and cephalosporins such as cefixime.

    3. Does clavulanic acid cause diarrhea? Yes, one of the side effects of clavulanic acid is diarrhea.

    4. How does clavulanic acid help to improve the potency of amoxicillin? Clavulanic acid is a β-lactamase inhibitor a protein secreted by the bacteria to destroy amoxicillin. By destroying this protein, it improves the potency by preventing the degradation of the drug.

    5. Is clavulanic acid an anti-biotic itself? Yes, clavulanic acid, when administered alone, has weak antibacterial activity against most organisms.

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