Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet

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Uses of Cefixime

Cefixime 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 Cefixime

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefixime

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. Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet works

Cefixime 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.
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Uses of Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is also used in infections of urinary tract, tonsils, sinus, nose, throat, female genital organ, skin and soft tissues, windpipe and lungs (pneumonia).
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Side effects of Levofloxacin

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Levofloxacin

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. Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet works

Levofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. This treats your infection.

In Depth Information on Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Cefixime

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefixime to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Cefixime 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, Cefixime can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

Expert advice for Levofloxacin

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levofloxacin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Levofloxacin 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.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy
or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in p
atients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in p
atients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cefi L 400 mg/500 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cefixime

Q. 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).
Q. 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.
Q. Is Cefixime a cephalosporin?
Yes, Cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Is Cefixime a sulfa drug?
Cefixime is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Does Cefixime contain penicillin?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
Q. Does Cefixime cover pseudomonas?
No, Cefixime 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Can I take Cefixime with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Cefixime and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. 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.
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Frequently asked questions for Levofloxacin

Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Is Levofloxacin a narcotic substance?
No, Levofloxacin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Does Levofloxacin contain sulfa?
Levofloxacin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Is Levofloxacin safe to use?
Levofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is Levofloxacin penicillin?
Levofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Levofloxacin a steroid?
Levofloxacin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is Levofloxacin a quinolone?
Yes, Levofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
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