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Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet

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Introduction

Cefixiv-CV 325 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.

Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV Tablet

Benefits of Cefixiv-CV Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet contains two different medicines, Cefixime and Clavulanic Acid, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause infections. Cefixime works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefixime against bacteria.

This combination medicine can be used to treat many different bacterial infections such as ear, sinus, throat, lung, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues. It 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 bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Cefixiv-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 Cefixiv-CV

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence

How to use Cefixiv-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. Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cefixiv-CV Tablet works

Cefixiv-CV 325 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
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefixiv-CV 325 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefixiv-CV 325 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
Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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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 Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Cefixiv-CV 325 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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ANTI INFECTIVES

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FAQs

Q. How to take Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet contraindicated in patients with impaired renal function?

Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet?

The dose of Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet?

The use of Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet takes to work?

Usually, Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefixiv-CV 325 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 Cefixiv-CV 325 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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