Augxetil 500 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Augxetil Tablet

Augxetil 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, blood, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Augxetil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Augxetil Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Augxetil 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Augxetil 500 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Augxetil Tablet works

Augxetil 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Augxetil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Augxetil 500 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Augxetil 500 mg Tablet 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 Augxetil 500 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Not relevant, as Augxetil 500 mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Augxetil 500 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Augxetil 500 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Augxetil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Augxetil 500 mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Augxetil 500 mg Tablet 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.
  • Discontinue Augxetil 500 mg Tablet 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Augxetil 500 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Augxetil

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Augxetil cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Augxetil 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. What if Augxetil doesn't work for me?

Talk to your doctor if Augxetil doesn't seem to work for you. Your doctor may increase the dose of Augxetil or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you.

Q. How long does Augxetil take to work?

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

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

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

Q. Is Augxetil an antibiotic?

Yes, Augxetil is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.

Q. Is Augxetil useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Augxetil is a relatively safe and effective antibiotic that is available for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI).

Q. Can the use of Augxetil make you feel tired?

Augxetil use is usually not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Augxetil, consult your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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