Cefotil 100mg Tablet

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Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Cefotil 100mg Tablet effectively treats bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, skin, soft tissues, bones, joints, and urinary tract in children. It is also given to prevent infection in animal and human bite wounds and may also be given before surgical procedures as a preventive therapy.

Cefotil 100mg Tablet can be given either before or after meals but giving it with food improves absorption and reduces the chances of stomach upset in your child. 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 is already time for the next dose.

This medicine may have some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. These episodes should start receding after a few doses. 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, a 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 Cefotil 100mg Tablet in Children

Benefits of Cefotil 100mg Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Cefotil 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections such as middle ear infection, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, bacterial pneumonia, impetigo (school sores), urinary tract infections, and uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections.

This medicine inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping them from multiplying. The infection should start improving within 3 to 5 days of regular dosing. However, you must finish the full course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly by yourself as that may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Cefotil 100mg Tablet in Children

Cefotil 100mg 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 Cefotil

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergy

How can I give Cefotil 100mg Tablet to my child?

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. Cefotil 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Cefotil 100mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Cefotil Tablet works

Cefotil 100mg 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
Cefotil 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefotil 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefotil 100mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefotil 100mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your child's doctor before giving Cefotil 100mg Tablet to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Cefotil 100mg 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 is 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

  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • 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.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. This medicine is not to be taken in such cases.
  • Only give Cefotil 100mg Tablet to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Discontinue giving Cefotil 100mg Tablet and consult the doctor immediately in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Intermediate spectrum {Second generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 2nd generation

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. My child is underweight and is not growing as per his age. Is it safe to give Cefotil 100mg Tablet?

Use Cefotil 100mg Tablet with caution as it may be associated with blood clotting problems especially in children who are underweight and not growing adequately. This risk is further increased if the child has underlying liver and kidney disease. Consult your child’s doctor in such cases.

Q. My child is suffering from a seizure disorder. Can I give Cefotil 100mg Tablet to my child?

Cefotil 100mg Tablet may cause seizure activity, particularly in children who have kidney disease. So, Cefotil 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in children with a history of seizure disorder. If seizures occur, discontinue Cefotil 100mg Tablet and visit your child’s doctor right away.

Q. What if I give too much of Cefotil 100mg Tablet by mistake?

An extra dose of Cefotil 100mg Tablet is unlikely to harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Cefotil 100mg 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 Cefotil 100mg 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 Cefotil 100mg Tablet?

Cefotil 100mg Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Cefotil 100mg 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 Cefotil 100mg 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 Cefotil 100mg 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. 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. Hence, you must give antibiotics to your child only after consulting with your child’s doctor.

Q. Can Cefotil 100mg Tablet impact my child’s digestion?

Antibiotics kill the infection-causing bacteria, but while doing this they may affect the good bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract. As a result, your child may develop diarrhea or some other infections as well. Moreover, children have a more sensitive stomach than adults, so the likelihood of developing a stomach upset is more. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Cefotil 100mg 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.

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