Lafix 200/60 Mg Tablet 10
Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is available in a tablet form and is used in the treatment for bacterial infections, particularly those of the ear, nose, throat (tonsillitis, pharyngitis), sinuses (sinusitis), urinary system (cystitis) etc. It is used in the treatment for gonorrhea and also used in the treatment of throat infection. Lactobacillus is a friendly bacterium used in the treatment of diarrhea in children, infections or discharge from the vagina, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
How does the drug work?
Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin. The bactericidal action of cefixime is because of the inhibition of the cell wall synthesis. In this process the active ingredient, cefixime binds to one of the PBPs (penicillin binding protein) and inhibits the final step that forms the cell wall. The inhibition of the formation of cell wall results in the death of the bacterial cell. Lactobacillus maintains the required balance of other microflora in the intestine thereby, improving the patient’s condition.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of cefixime include abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, hypertensive reactions, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, itching, vaginal infection, vomiting and allergic skin rash. One may also experience shortness of breath and difficulty in swallowing. Lactobacillus may cause gas and bloating in some patients.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. How long do I need to use Cefixime? Usually antibiotics are prescribed for 5 to 7 days. Please consult your doctor to check how long you need to take Cefixime antibiotic.
2. Are there any cefixime side effects? Yes, cefixime has many side effects like gastrointestinal irritation, diarrhea, vomiting, loose stools, dyspepsia (indigestion), abdominal pain etc. These are the most common side effects which are noticed among people who take Cefixime tablet.
3. Is Cefixime a drug to treat sore throat? Cefixime is an antibiotic is used to treat acute bacterial infections which include sore throat, difficulty in swallowing etc.
4. Can I take Cefixime for kidney infection treatment? Yes, Cefixime antibiotic is usually recommended by the doctor for the treatment of kidney infections but the dose and duration of the medication depends on the type of the infection, your age and your kidney function.
5. What is the cefixeme dose in treating bacterial infections? The usual dose prescribed is 1-2 tablets each day but your doctor may prescribe a lower dose in case of any kidney problems. It is always better to consult your doctor before taking any medication. Lactobacillus
1. What to do if I have an overdose with Lactobacillus? Immediately call up for medical help in case of an overdose with Lactobacillus.
2. Can I suggest Lactobacillus medicine to others with diarrhea? No. Do not suggest any medicine to others even if they have the same condition. It is a doctor’s right.
3. How to store Lactobacillus? Store in a place away from heat, moisture and light. Check the instructions provided on the label to know the storage instructions. Discard the medicine once it expires.
4. Is it safe to use Lactobacillus in children? Yes. Lactobacillus is effective and safe to treat diarrhea in children.
5. Can I take antibiotics along with Lactobacillus? Give a gap of at least 2 hours after taking the Lactobacillus to prevent the antibiotic action on the bacteria.