Cepodem AZ Tablet

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Introduction

Cepodem AZ Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Cepodem AZ Tablet 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 Cepodem AZ Tablet


Side effects of Cepodem AZ 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 Cepodem AZ

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

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

How Cepodem AZ Tablet works

Cepodem AZ Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Azithromycin. Cefpodoxime Proxetil works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. Azithromycin stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cepodem AZ Tablet.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cepodem AZ Tablet 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
Cepodem AZ Tablet 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.
There may be a possibility of diarrhea or rash in the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cepodem AZ Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cepodem AZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cepodem AZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cepodem AZ Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cepodem AZ Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cepodem AZ 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.
  • Do not take antacids 2 hours before or after taking Cepodem AZ Tablet.
  • 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.
  • Stop taking medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
     

Fact Box

Habit Forming
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Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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Pharangitis after getting wet in rain and headace took cepodem az but still general malaise and headace is there 3 days are over still no relief
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Visit ent specialist to see for severity of infection
Omitting after zifi AZ kid tablet.
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Dr need a provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or give opinion or advice medicine. In present situation provisional diagnosis cannot be done without taking into consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination and reports of investigations of patient. Final diagnosis is done after doing investigations if needed. Advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Cepodem AZ Tablet when I feel better?

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

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Cepodem AZ Tablet as soon you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can the use of Cepodem AZ Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cepodem AZ Tablet 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 you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Cepodem AZ Tablet?

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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Country of Origin: India

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