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Cepodem XP 325 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Cepodem XP 325 Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat respiratory tract infections. It treats the infection and prevents further infections by killing the microorganisms.

Cepodem XP 325 Tablet is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The treatment should not be interrupted without consulting your doctor, this may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some of the side effects of Cepodem XP 325 Tablet are nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment.

Uses of Cepodem XP Tablet

Side effects of Cepodem XP Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

How to use Cepodem XP 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 XP 325 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cepodem XP Tablet works

Cepodem XP 325 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Clavulanic Acid. Cefpodoxime Proxetil is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefpodoxime Proxetil against bacteria.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cepodem XP 325 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cepodem XP 325 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 XP 325 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cepodem XP 325 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cepodem XP 325 Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cepodem XP 325 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cepodem XP 325 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cepodem XP 325 Tablet 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. 
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Cepodem XP 325 Tablet may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Cepodem XP 325 Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Patient Concerns

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Cough/khansi and there is mild fever and body pain. In night I am not to sleep. Day it seems OK only body pain . Problem is from 8 days. Consult doctor in my areaShe has given cepodem XP 325 , lecodropropizine syrup and doloBut not much difference after 2 days
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Do the chest x ray (PA)Also take mondeslor once a day hsThan syrup Trump d 5ml thrice a day for 5 days
My 9 month old son suffering from coughing very frequent in every 15 days. He also been admitted twice till nine month of age and diagnosed of lower respiratory tract infection.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Your Question is not very clear to me . Please ask your question more clearly and in detail and also try be more specific and descriptive.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Cepodem XP cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cepodem XP 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. How long does Cepodem XP takes to work?

Usually, Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP?

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.

Q. Can I stop taking Cepodem XP when I feel better?

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

Q. What is Cepodem XP?

Cepodem XP is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic acid. This medication is used to treat bacterial infection. This medication works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection.

Q. Can the use of Cepodem XP cause any serious side effects?

Cepodem XP may cause serious side effects in very few patients (less than 1 in 1,000). Inform the doctor straight away if you get bloody diarrhea, yellowing of the eyes and skin, bruising or skin discoloration, shortness of breath, widespread rash, skin peeling and fever. All of these reactions needs urgent medical attention.

Q. Can I stop taking Cepodem XP when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can Cepodem XP cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Cepodem XP can cause allergic reaction and is considered to be harmful patients with known allergy to a group of antibiotics called Cephalosporins. Get emergency medical help if you notice any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty in breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Cepodem XP?

The use of Cepodem XP is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other excipients present in this medicine. This medicine should not be used in patients with previous history of liver damage associated with Cepodem XP.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Cepodem XP?

No, Cepodem XP can make birth control pills less effective. So, ask your doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm and spermicide).

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Cepodem XP can increase the risks of side effects. Cepodem XP takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Cepodem XP?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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.
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References
  1. Cefpodoxime + Clavulanic Acid. Mumbai, India: Alkem Laboratories Ltd.; 2016. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Das S, Fegade T. A Randomized, Open Label, Prospective, Comparative Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Fixed Dose Combination of Cefpodoxime 200 Mg + Clavulanic Acid 125 Mg Vs Cefpodoxime 200 Mg in Acute Bacterial Sinusitis. Indian Medical Gazette. 2015:225-31. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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