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CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET


Overview

Introduction

CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET is a combination of two antibiotics. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the infection by killing the microorganisms and prevents further infections.

CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of treatment should be completed.

Some of the side effects of CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET are nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment.

Uses of Cefo A-Z Tablet

Side effects of Cefo A-Z Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence

How to use Cefo A-Z 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. CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cefo A-Z Tablet works

CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefixime and Azithromycin. Cefixime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. Azithromycin stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG 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
CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG 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.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
SAFE
CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed CEFO A-Z 200MG/500MG TABLET to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • 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.
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Patient Concerns

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loose motions can be due to many reasons like viral or bacterial infections. parasitic infections, IBS., change of diet. you should consult a gastroenterologist
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FAQs

Q. What is Cefo A-Z used for?

Cefo A-Z is a fixed-dose combination of two antibiotics and is used to treat patients with bacterial infections. Cefixime is used to treat infections of the ear, lung, throat and urinary tract. Azithromycin is useful in the treatment of ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea (loose stools and stomach cramps while traveling). Together they can be used to treat infections of the upper respiratory tract (typhoid and pneumonia), urinary tract and sexually transmitted diseases.

Q. What is gonorrhea and its related symptoms?

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). A patient may get this disease after having oral, vaginal or anal sex. Many patients with gonorrhea do not have any symptoms. Other patients may have symptoms like pain during sex, pain while urinating, discharge from the penis in males and changes in normal vaginal discharge of females.

Q. How many days does it take to recover from typhoid?

Typhoid takes around seven and fourteen days to get cured. However, its duration can be as short as three days, or as long as 30 days. If left untreated, illness usually lasts for three to four weeks, but may be longer in a small number of cases. Symptoms vary from mild to severe to life-threatening.

Q. What is the best treatment for typhoid fever?

If typhoid fever is diagnosed in its early stages, a course of antibiotic tablets may be prescribed to you. You will be needed to take these for 7 to 14 days. Your symptoms will start improving within 2 to 3 days of taking medicines. Make sure you rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat regular meals. You should also maintain good personal hygiene, such as regularly washing your hands with soap and warm water, to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefo A-Z when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefo A-Z 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 Cefo A-Z 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 Cefo A-Z cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefo A-Z 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. What if I don't get better after using Cefo A-Z?

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. What special precautions should I follow while taking Cefo A-Z?

Before taking Cefo A-Z tell your doctor if you are allergic to the medicine, or have kidney or liver disease. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, are planning a baby or are breastfeeding.

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References
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