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Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Cefproxil Tablet

Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin & soft-tissue, ear, blood, genital and lungs (pneumonia).

Cefproxil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cefproxil 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. Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cefproxil Tablet works

Cefproxil 100 mg 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.

Cefproxil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cefproxil 100 mg 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
Cefproxil 100 mg 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 Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE
Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Cefproxil Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cefproxil 100 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet
₹2.57/Tablet
Monocef-O 100 Tablet
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₹11.65/Tablet
353% costlier
Cedon 100mg Tablet
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
₹10.8/Tablet
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Brotacef 100mg Tablet
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₹9.9/Tablet
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Foloup 100mg Tablet
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Nip Tablet
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₹4.05/Tablet
58% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefproxil 100 mg 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.
  • Discontinue Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefproxil 100 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cefproxil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cefproxil

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Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
1) Am I really suffering from diabetes. I am daily doing Ramdev baba Yoga for 1 - 1/30 Hrs 2) I am normal , May I stop Tab Glycomet 500 ? 3) ECG is abnormal but 2D eco is normal. What is a problem? 4) Why Doctor is asking me to take daily Cap. BecoZinc forever. May I stop or continue? 5) I am suffering from Neck spondilites . 6) I feel giddiness, so doctor starts this medicine and asked to take forever for long time May I continue or what ?Plz give me second opinion.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Your HbA1c levels will ascertain your diabetes control. You must continue glycometSR. It's dose may even beFor giddiness you may take stemetil MD tab sos and pantop DSR before breakfast
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FAQs

Q. Is Cefproxil safe to use?

Cefproxil is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Is Cefproxil an antibiotic?

Yes, Cefproxil is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

Q. Can the use of Cefproxil cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefproxil 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 Cefproxil when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Cefproxil 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 Cefproxil takes to work?

Usually, Cefproxil 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 Cefproxil?

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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