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Cefolac 200 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Cefolac Tablet

Cefolac 200 Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Cefolac Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cefolac 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. Cefolac 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cefolac Tablet works

Cefolac 200 Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Cefolac Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cefolac 200 Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cefolac 200 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Cefolac 200 Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Cefolac 200 Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Cefolac 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cefolac 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefolac 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cefolac 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefolac 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cefolac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cefolac 200 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefolac 200 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefolac 200 Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Discontinue Cefolac 200 Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How long should I take Cefolac?

You should take Cefolac as long as advised by your doctor. It is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. Take it for the full duration of your treatment.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefolac when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefolac before completing the full course of treatment. Your may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. So, it is important to take this medicine for the duration advised by the doctor.

Q. Is Cefolac a strong antibiotic?

Yes, Cefolac is a strong antibiotic i.e broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is used to treat variety of bacterial infection like Urinary tract infection, Otitis Media, Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis, Bronchitis and Gonorrhea

Q. Can the use of Cefolac cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefolac 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefolac when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Is Cefolac used in typhoid?

Indian Association of Pediatrics (IAP) recommends the use of Cefolac in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever.

Q. How long does Cefolac takes to work?

Usually, Cefolac 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 Cefolac?

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.

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