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Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg

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Introduction

Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg 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. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Cefoxim CV Tablet

Benefits of Cefoxim CV Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg contains two different medicines, Cefuroxime and Clavulanic Acid, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause infections. Cefuroxime works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime against bacteria.

This combination medicine can be used to treat many different bacterial infections such as ear, sinus, throat, lung, urinary tract, skin and soft tissues. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Cefoxim CV 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 Cefoxim CV

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Allergic reaction

How to use Cefoxim CV 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. Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cefoxim CV Tablet works

Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg is a combination of two medicines: Cefuroxime and Clavulanic Acid. Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Cefuroxime. Addition of Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime against bacteria.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections, even if they have developed resistance. 
  • 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. Taking probiotics may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
  • Do not use leftover medicine for treating any infection in the future. Always consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic.

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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg be used to treat viral infections?

No, Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections such as common cold, flu.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg?

The use of Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any constituents of this medicine. Inform your doctor about your medical history before taking this medicine to avoid any side effects.

Q. Can the use of Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful bacteria in your stomach and can cause diarrhea. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefoxim CV Tablet 500mg/125mg and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References

  1. Cefuroxime axetil. Camberley, Surrey: Sandoz Limited; 2005 [revised 07 Jul. 2016]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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