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Caceff Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Caceff Tablet is a combination medicine that is prescribed to treat various types of respiratory infections. It treats the infection and prevents further infections by acting against the microorganisms. It also dilutes the thick mucus (phlegm) for easy cough out.

Caceff Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Caceff Tablet

  • Respiratory tract infection

Side effects of Caceff Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Caceff

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion

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

How Caceff Tablet works

Caceff Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefalexin and Carbocisteine which treat respiratory tract infection associated with excessive mucus (phlegm). Cefalexin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering. Carbocisteine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm), making it easier to cough out.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Caceff Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Caceff Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Caceff Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Caceff Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Caceff Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Caceff Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Caceff Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Caceff Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Take it with or without food but at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the course as suggested by the doctor.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects. 
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Caceff Tablet can cause drowsiness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

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Patient Concerns

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Nose in close Cold chest flue a
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Can't prescribe without proper clinical examination. It can be upper respiratory tract infection or lower respiratory tract infection
Cough problem and body pain also headache
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
It can be viral infection or respiratory tract infection. Consult a ENT specialist
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FAQs

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

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

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Caceff Tablet as soon you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can the use of Caceff Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Caceff Tablet 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 you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.
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References

  1. MedlinePlus. Cephalexin. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Carbocisteine. Barnstaple, Devon: Actavis UK Limited; 2017. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefalexin. Frimley, Camberley: Sandoz Limited; 1996 [revised 3 Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Carbocisteine. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Cefalexin. Calamba, Laguna: Interphil Laboratories Inc.; 2016. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  6. Carbocisteine. North Harrow Middlesex: Accord Healthcare Limited; 2011 [revised 29 Jun. 2017]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Lupin Ltd, 3rd floor Kalpataru Inspire, Off. W E Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055. India
Expires on or after: December, 2020

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