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CEFI L 400 MG/500 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR CEFI L

Cefixime(400 mg),Levofloxacin(500 mg)

food interaction for CEFI L

alcohol interaction for CEFI L

pregnancy interaction for CEFI L

lactation interaction for CEFI L

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Avoid Cefi l 400 mg/500 mg tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
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Cefi l 400 mg/500 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR CEFI L

Cefixime(400 mg)

Uses

Cefixime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Cefixime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction
Levofloxacin(500 mg)

Uses

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (tb).

How it works

Levofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Heartburn, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES FOR CEFI L

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Expert advice FOR CEFI L

  • Take precaution when taking the medicine if you have liver or kidney disease or history of anemia.
  • Take the tablets with a glass of water with or without food or milk. Do not crush or chew the tablets.
  • The medicine works best if taken with the meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.
  • Do not take the medicine if you are allergic to it or to any type of cephalosporin or penicillin drugs.
  • Do not take the medicine if you have an allergic reaction (rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of lips, face, tongue, and throat).
  • Do not give the medicine to a child less than 6 months of age.

Frequently asked questions FOR CEFI L

Cefixime

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What is cefixime and what is it used for?
Cefixime 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).

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Is cefixime used for diarrhea?
Cefixime has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.

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Is cefixime a cephalosporin?
Yes, cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.

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Is cefixime safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the use of cefixime in pregnant women. It should not be used in pregnancy unless considered necessary by your physician. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or you planning for pregnancy.

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Is cefixime safe for infants?
Safety of cefixime 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.

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Is cefixime safe during breastfeeding?
Small amounts of cefixime are excreted in the breast milk and safety of cefixime in a newborn infant has not been established. Please talk to your doctor to decide if the medicine should be stopped or you have to stop the breastfeeding.

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Is cefixime a penicillin?
Cefixime 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.

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Is cefixime a sulfa drug?
Cefixime is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.

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Does cefixime cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of cefixime. 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.

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Does cefixime cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with cefixime. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking cefixime.

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Does cefixime cure chlamydia?
Cefixime 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.

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Does cefixime contain penicillin?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.

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Does cefixime cover pseudomonas?
No, cefixime it is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to cefixime. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.

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Does cefixime contain sulfur?
No, cefixime does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.

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Does cefixime cure syphilis?
Cefixime 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.

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Does cefixime cure gonorrhea?
Cefixime 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.

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Does cefixime treat typhoid?
Cefixime is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of cefixime 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.

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Can I take cefixime with alcohol?
Cefixime can be taken with alcohol as no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is always advisable that you should not take alcohol when you are taking any medicines as interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor if you have any other concern.

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Does cefixime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and cefixime may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking cefixime.

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Can I take cefixime with food?
Yes, cefixime can be taken with or without food. Food does not affect the absorption of cefixime.

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Can I take cefixime with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.

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Can I take cefixime and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.

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Can I take cefixime with paracetamol with?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.

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Can I take cefixime with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with cefixime 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.

Levofloxacin

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What is levofloxacin?
Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.

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Can I take levofloxacin with food?
Levofloxacin may be taken with or without food. Levofloxacin tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.

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Can I take levofloxacin with prednisone?
Levofloxacin and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking levofloxacin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Is levofloxacin a narcotic substance?
No, levofloxacin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.

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Can I take levofloxacin with loratadine?
Levofloxacin can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take levofloxacin with esomeprazole?
Levofloxacin can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does levofloxacin affect birth control?
Levofloxacin can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking levofloxacin with birth control pills.

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Can I take levofloxacin for bronchitis?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bronchitis. If you think you have bronchitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for a tooth infection?
Levofloxacin is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for streptococcal throat infection?
Levofloxacin is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for sinus infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of sinus infection. If you think you have a sinus infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). If you think you have UTI, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for an ear infection?
Levofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of ear infection. If you think you have ear infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Is levofloxacin same as ciprofloxacin?
Levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Levofloxacin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral levofloxacin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Levofloxacin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and levofloxacin is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.

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Can I take levofloxacin for tonsillitis?
Levofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin for a bladder infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bladder infection. If you think you have a bladder infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Can I take levofloxacin with milk?
There is no information available particularly on its use with milk. However, it may be taken with or without food.

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Can I take levofloxacin with guaifenesin?
Levofloxacin can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take levofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Levofloxacin and ibuprofen taken together can increase the risk of central nervous system stimulation and seizure or fits. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take levofloxacin with paracetamol?
Levofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does levofloxacin contain sulfa?
Levofloxacin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

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Does levofloxacin cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Levofloxacin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including levofloxacin.

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Does levofloxacin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, levofloxacin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.

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Does levofloxacin cause constipation?
Constipation is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation after taking levofloxacin.

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Does levofloxacin make you sleepy?
Levofloxacin can make you feel sleepy. Somnolence (sleepiness) is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. It is also seen to cause dizziness and insomnia (inability to sleep) commonly. Please consult your doctor if you have sleep problems while taking levofloxacin.

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Does levofloxacin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Levofloxacin is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.

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Does levofloxacin cause dry mouth?
Levofloxacin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking levofloxacin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

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Is levofloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
Levofloxacin must not be used in breastfeeding women. There is limited information if it passes into the milk or not. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.

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Is levofloxacin safe?
Levofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.


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Is levofloxacin safe during pregnancy?
Levofloxacin must not be used in pregnant women. There is limited research on its use in pregnancy. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.

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Is levofloxacin penicillin?
Levofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

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Is levofloxacin a steroid?
Levofloxacin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

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Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Levofloxacin is a synthetic drug and free from any source that can contain gluten. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

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Is levofloxacin a quinolone?
Yes, levofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)