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Aricef DS Syrup

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Overview

Uses of Aricef Syrup

Aricef Syrup side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Aricef 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. Aricef DS Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aricef Syrup works

Aricef DS Syrup is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Aricef Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aricef DS Syrup
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aricef DS Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aricef DS Syrup is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Aricef DS Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Aricef DS Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Aricef DS Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aricef DS Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Aricef DS Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aricef DS Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Aricef Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Aricef DS Syrup, 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Aricef DS Syrup to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Aricef DS Syrup as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Discontinue Aricef DS Syrup and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aricef

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Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
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FAQs

Q. How long should I take Aricef?

You should take Aricef as long as advised by your doctor. It is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. Take it for the full duration of your treatment.

Q. Can I stop taking Aricef when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Aricef before completing the full course of treatment. Your may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. So, it is important to take this medicine for the duration advised by the doctor.

Q. Is Aricef a strong antibiotic?

Yes, Aricef is a strong antibiotic i.e broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is used to treat variety of bacterial infection like Urinary tract infection, Otitis Media, Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis, Bronchitis and Gonorrhea

Q. Can the use of Aricef cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Aricef can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Aricef when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Aricef and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Is Aricef used in typhoid?

Indian Association of Pediatrics (IAP) recommends the use of Aricef in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever.

Q. How long does Aricef takes to work?

Usually, Aricef starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Aricef?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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References
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