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Overview

Uses of Codo Capsule

Codo Capsule side effects

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Photosensitivity

How to use Codo Capsule

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. Codo Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Codo Capsule works

Codo Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Doxycycline and Lactobacillus. Doxycycline is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Codo Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Codo Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Codo Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Codo Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Codo Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Visual disturbances such as blurring of vision may occur during treatment with doxycycline.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Codo Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Codo Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Codo Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Codo Capsule to cure your infection and improve 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.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach and acid reflux.
  • Take it while you are sitting or standing, to prevent any throat irritation. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medicine.
  • 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.
  • Discontinue the medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Codo

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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink milk while taking Codo?

No, you should avoid using milk and milk products while taking Codo. Consuming dairy products along with Codo can decrease its absorption from the stomach, which may lead to inadequate affect of this medicine.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Codo?

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.

Q. How long after taking Codo can I eat?

It is best to wait for 2 hours after consuming Codo. Consuming food along with Codo may decrease its absorption from the stomach.

Q. Can I take Codo with food if its causing stomach upset?

Yes, you can take Codo with food if its causing you stomach upset. However, avoid consuming milk and milk products 1 hr before and 2 hr after taking this medicine.

Q. What is Codo?

Codo is a combination of two medicines: Doxycycline and Lactobacillus. Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine belonging to the class called "tetracyclines”. It is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. On the other hand, Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with the use of antibiotics.

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References
  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Avoid Food-Drug Interactions: A Guide from the National Consumers League and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Lactobacillus. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Doxycycline. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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