CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE

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Lactation
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10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE

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Uses of Cefixime

Cefixime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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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.

How CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE 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.
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Uses of Dicloxacillin

Dicloxacillin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Dicloxacillin

Common

Nausea, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea, Vomiting.

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How to use Dicloxacillin

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.

How CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE works

Dicloxacillin 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.
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Uses of Lactobacillus

Lactobacillus is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, infectious diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated with antibiotics.
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Side effects of Lactobacillus

Common

Flatulence, Bloating.

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How to use Lactobacillus

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.

How CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE works

Lactobacillus is a live micro-organism, when given in adequate amount, provides health benefits. It restores the balance of good bacteria (microorganisms) in the intestine that may get upset with the use of antibiotics or due to intestinal infections.

In Depth Information on CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE

Expert advice for Cefixime

  • Only use Cefixime when prescribed by a registered medical doctor.
  • Always take the full prescription, even if you feel better.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Avoid taking for a long duration as there is a risk of serious intestinal infection and low blood count.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Expert advice for Dicloxacillin

  • Take dicloxacillin by mouth either 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with the use of dicloxacillin however if stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools occur call your doctor.
  • Birth control pills may not work as well when you are taking dicloxacillin; use a secondary birth control measure. Consult your doctor for the same. 

Expert advice for Lactobacillus

  • Avoid taking Lactobacillus along with steroids (medications that weaken the immune system) as they might increase the chances of getting sick.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Notify your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
  • Take Lactobacillus at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics. This is because taking Lactobacillus along with the antibiotics can reduce their effectiveness. 
Warnings
Special precautions for CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
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Cefocef dxl capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
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Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for CEFOCEF DXL CAPSULE

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

Q. Is dicloxacillin a penicillin, tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic?
Dicloxacillin belongs to class of medicines called penicillin antibiotics. Dicloxacillin is not a tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic
Q. Does it contain sulfa?
It does not contain sulfa
Q. Is dicloxacillin used to treat sexually transmitted disease, strep throat, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Dicloxacillin can be used to treat strep throat. It is not approved to treat sexually transmitted diseases and is not active against MRSA
Q. Is dicloxacillin the same as amoxicillin?
Dicloxacillin and amoxicillin belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, dicloxacillin is resistant to beta-lactamase producing organism, while amoxicillin is susceptible to degradation by beta-lactamase producing organism
Q. Can I take dicloxacillin with Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, and Tums?
Dicloxacillin can be taken with Tylenol, Benadryl and Tums. Dicloxacillin when taken with Advil (ibuprofen) may increase the effects of either dicloxacillin or ibuprofen
Q. Does dicloxacillin decrease milk supply?
Generally, dicloxacillin does not decrease milk secretion
Q. Does dicloxacillin cause heartburn?
It may cause heartburn.
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Frequently asked questions for Lactobacillus

Q. Is lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free?
Some products of lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus contain dairy products and may not be suitable for vegans. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Is lactobacillus good or bad/pathogenic?
Lactobacillus is a group of ‘good' bacteria that provide several health benefits. It is not among the disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria
Q. Is lactobacillus and Lactobacillus acidophilus same?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of lactobacillus bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same
Q. Is lactobacillus gram negative?
Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria
Q. Is lactobacillus motile?
Certain species or strains of lactobacillus are motile
Q. Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for yeast infections/can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for yeast infections?
Yes. Lactobacillus has been regarded beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina
Q. Can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for bad breath?
The benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus in improving bad breath have not been established
Q. How long can I take acidophilus for?
The duration of treatment with lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor
Q. Can you take lactobacillus with antibiotics?
Concomitant use of lactobacillus with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing lactobacillus should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics
Q. Does lactobacillus cause/produce gas?
Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of lactobacillus. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use
Q. Does lactobacillus cause UTI?
Lactobacillus is not known to cause urinary tract infections (UTI)
Q. Does Lactobacillus casei contain casein?
Lactobacillus casei is one of the species of lactobacillus and is used a probiotic. Some products of lactobacillus contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does lactobacillus create CO2/produce alcohol?
Yes. Lactobacillus may produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol as a part of its normal cellular process (metabolism)
Q. Does Lactobacillus acidophilus need to be refrigerated?
Dairy based Lactobacillus acidophilus products may need refrigeration. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for instructions.
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