Cefoclox Tablet


Introduction

Cefoclox Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent the growth and further spread of the infection. It also prevents diarrhea which may occur as a side effect of this medicine.

Cefoclox 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.

Uses of Cefoclox Tablet

Benefits of Cefoclox Tablet

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Cefoclox Tablet is used to treat certain bacterial infections like sinus infections (sinusitis), chest infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and infections of the ears, skin, throat, stomach, and urinary tract. It works by killing the bacteria causing infections in the body. Make sure to complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning. Cefoclox Tablet also restores the level of good bacteria in your stomach and thus prevents stomach upset due to the antibiotics.

Side effects of Cefoclox 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 Cefoclox

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

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

How Cefoclox Tablet works

Cefoclox Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Cefpodoxime Proxetil, Cloxacillin and Lactobacillus. Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Cloxacillin are antibiotics which work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Together, they treat your infection effectively. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cefoclox Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cefoclox Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefoclox Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cefoclox Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cefoclox Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefoclox Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Cefoclox Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefoclox Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Cefoclox Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cefoclox 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.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Cefoclox 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.

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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Cefoclox Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefoclox Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. How long does Cefoclox Tablet takes to work?

Usually, Cefoclox 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 Cefoclox 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 the use of Cefoclox Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefoclox 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.

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References

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: December, 2021

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