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Codox-L Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Codox-L Capsule is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in some infections of the lungs, urinary tract, eyes, and others. It kills bacteria, which helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

Codox-L Capsule is also used to treat many sexually transmitted diseases and a skin condition known as acne. It should be taken preferably either one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.

Inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to any antibiotic before taking this medicine. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it. It may blur your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Uses of Codox-L Capsule

Side effects of Codox-L Capsule

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 Codox-L

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Codox-L Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Codox-L Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
Avoid Codox-L Capsule with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Codox-L Capsule works

Codox-L Capsule is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Codox-L Capsule.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Codox-L 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Codox-L 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
Codox-L 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Codox-L Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Codox-L Capsule is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Codox-L Capsule is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Codox-L Capsule is recommended.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Codox-L Capsule to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Take it with food and plenty of water to avoid stomach upset. 
  • 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 while you are sitting or standing, to prevent any throat irritation. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking Codox-L Capsule.
  • 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.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Tetracyclines
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Codox-L with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Tretoact, Acetroin, Psotretin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bentoform, Strotas
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Antep, C Lep, Ametol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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l am suffering the bacterial infection in penis. itching and irritating feel
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
The case has to be seen by male doctor in person
how many days i can take somifiz l capsule for gastric problems
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take it as long u want 1-2 months
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FAQs

Q. Can I drink milk while taking Codox-L?

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

Q. How long after taking Codox-L can I eat?

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

Q. Can I take Codox-L with food if its causing stomach upset?

Yes, you can take Codox-L 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. How long does Codox-L takes to work?

Usually, Codox-L starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Codox-L cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Codox-L 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 Codox-L be used in children?

According to the updated guidelines (2018) from American Academy of Pediatrics, Codox-L can be used in children of all ages for less than 21 days.

Q. Does Codox-L works in acne?

Yes, Codox-L is one of the most commonly prescribed oral antibiotics, which is used in the treatment of acne. It reduces the number of bacteria that causes acne on the skin.

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