Cefikos-CV Tablet

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Introduction

Cefikos-CV Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Cefikos-CV 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. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Cefikos CV Tablet

Benefits of Cefikos CV Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Cefikos-CV Tablet helps treat infections that are caused by bacteria. It contains two medicines, Cefixime, and Clavulanic acid. Cefixime stops the growth of infection-causing bacteria. Clavulanic Acid enhances the activity of Cefixime against the bacteria as well as reduces resistance of the bacteria to the antibiotic. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all the infectious bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Cefikos CV 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 Cefikos CV

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence

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

How Cefikos CV Tablet works

Cefikos-CV Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefixime and Clavulanic Acid. Cefixime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefixime against bacteria.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cefikos-CV Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefikos-CV Tablet 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefikos-CV Tablet 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cefikos-CV Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cefikos-CV Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cefikos-CV Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefikos-CV Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cefikos-CV Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefikos-CV Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cefikos CV Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cefikos-CV 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.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Cefikos-CV Tablet may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Cefikos-CV Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Fact Box

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Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

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FAQs

Q. How to take Cefikos-CV Tablet?

Take this medication by mouth, with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. If you are consuming chewable tablets, chew thoroughly and then swallow. Complete the full course of this medicine, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.

Q. Is the use of Cefikos-CV Tablet contraindicated in patients with impaired renal function?

Cefikos-CV Tablet should be used with particular care in patients with severely impaired renal function. Dose modification is advised for patients with moderate or severe renal impairment.

Q. What are the precautions that need to be taken while taking Cefikos-CV Tablet?

The dose of Cefikos-CV Tablet should be adjusted in patients with impairment of kidneys and for those who have gastrointestinal disease or colitis.

Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Cefikos-CV Tablet?

The use of Cefikos-CV Tablet can also lead to serious side effects like severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual tiredness, new signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever), yellowing of eyes/skin, dark urine, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine) and mental/mood changes (such as confusion).

Q. What all should I tell my doctor before starting the course of this medicine?

Please inform your doctor if you are pregnant or trying for a baby or breastfeeding before you start taking this medicine. Let your doctor know if you are using any other medicine.

Q. Can the use of Cefikos-CV Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefikos-CV 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.

Q. How long does Cefikos-CV Tablet takes to work?

Usually, Cefikos-CV Tablet 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 Cefikos-CV Tablet?

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.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefikos-CV Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefikos-CV 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 are the instructions for storage and disposal of Cefikos-CV Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References

  1. Cefixime. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2009 [revised 28 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Cefixime. Baltimore, Maryland: Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 1986 [revised May 2012]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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