Alcef O 50mg Syrup

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Composition for Alcef O 50mg Syrup

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Primarily used for

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Medicine Overview of Alcef O Syrup

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Uses of Alcef O Syrup

Alcef O 50mg Syrup is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Alcef O Syrup

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Alcef O Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alcef O 50mg Syrup at a fixed time.

How Alcef O Syrup works

Alcef o 50mg syrup is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

In Depth Information on Alcef O Syrup

Expert advice for Alcef O Syrup

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Alcef o and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Alcef o can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alcef O 50mg Syrup
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Alcef O 50mg Syrup is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Alcef O 50mg Syrup is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Avoid prolonged use of Alcef O 50mg Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
SAFE
Alcef O 50mg Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alcef O 50mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients w
ith kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alcef O 50mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Alcef O 50mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients w
ith liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alcef O 50mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefixime, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alcef O 50mg Syrup

Frequently asked questions for Cefixime

Alcef o is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Alcef o has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Yes, Alcef o belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Safety of Alcef o in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Alcef o is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Alcef o is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Alcef o. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Alcef o. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Alcef o.
Alcef o is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Alcef o is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
No, Alcef o is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Alcef o. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
No, Alcef o does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Alcef o is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Alcef o can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Alcef o is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Alcef o in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Alcef o may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Alcef o.
Q. Can I take Alcef o with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Alcef o and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcef o and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Alcef o and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcef o with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Alcef o and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Alcef o with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Alcef o as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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