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Cefolac DT 50 Tablet

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It is commonly given to children to treat a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ear, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. It can also be used in treating uncomplicated typhoid fever in children and adolescents.

Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is best given an hour before or two hours after meals as that ensures better absorption. In case your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with meals. The dose and duration depend upon the type and severity of the infection, so stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of the intake, give the same dose again but do not double dose if it's the time for the next dose.

Do not give this medicine to your child in case of cold and flu symptoms as they are usually caused by viruses, and antibiotics don’t treat viral infections. Doctors prescribe this medicine for cough and cold only when they detect any underlying secondary bacterial infection.

This medicine may have some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor without any delay.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet in children

Benefits of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that works by killing the infection-causing bacteria in your body. It is effective for bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, and urinary tract among others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet in children

Cefolac DT 50 Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Cefolac

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Cefolac DT 50 Tablet to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Cefolac DT 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cefolac Tablet DT works

Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, this medicine stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Cefolac DT 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is recommended.
However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving Cefolac DT 50 Tablet to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Cefolac DT 50 Tablet to my child?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Do not give the double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give this medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Only give Cefolac DT 50 Tablet to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 3 generation

Patient concerns

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I am pregnent confirmed by home pregnency test earlier this month i had UTI and treted with antibiotics like metacil and cefolac o will it cause any problem
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Don't know about metacil but Cefolac would not
Allergic head congession and cough Taken a cefolac xl 5 days still not cured what should be done
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
May have to take better antibiotics. Infection might have spread to chest or it may be allergic which is not improving with current antibiotics. Consult a ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet by mistake?

An extra dose of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is unlikely to do harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Cefolac DT 50 Tablet?

Cefolac DT 50 Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Cefolac DT 50 Tablet. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Cefolac DT 50 Tablet?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Cefolac DT 50 Tablet on a long-term basis?

The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. The mucus coming out of my child’s nose is yellow-green. Is it a sign of a bacterial infection?

Yellow or green mucus in the nose does not mean that antibiotics are needed. During a common cold, it is normal for mucus to thicken up and change from clear to yellow or green. Symptoms often last for 7-10 days.

Q. Does a common cold caused by viruses always result in a secondary bacterial infection? When to start an antibiotic to prevent infection?

In most cases, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. Using antibiotics to treat viral infections may instead lead to side effects without benefiting your child's health. Use antibiotics only after consulting with your child’s doctor.

Q. Can Cefolac DT 50 Tablet impact my child’s digestive system?

Children often have a sensitive stomach and develop a stomach upset while taking antibiotics. When antibiotics are given, the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract may take a hit too. Cefolac DT 50 Tablet may kill off the good bacteria along with the bad, increasing the risk of developing other infections. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Cefolac DT 50 Tablet, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

Q. Can Cefolac DT 50 Tablet lead to bacterial resistance in my child?

Yes, irregular treatment, repeated use,, and misuse of Cefolac DT 50 Tablet can lead to resistance. Resistant bacteria are no longer killed by the antibiotics and may lead to reinfection.

Q. How long should I take Cefolac DT 50 Tablet?

Cefolac DT 50 Tablet is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. You should take it for the full duration of your treatment as advised by your doctor.

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