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Codroxil 125mg Tablet

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Codroxil 125mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that is given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the skin, throat, and tonsils. It may also be prescribed as a second line of treatment for urinary tract infections.

Codroxil 125mg Tablet may be given with or without food. However, if your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. The dose and duration of the medicine will depend on the type and severity of the infection. Stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again but do not double dose if it is almost time for the next dose.

Codroxil 125mg Tablet may cause some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. Usually, these subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor immediately.

Inform the doctor about your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problems, blood disorders, birth defects, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problems, skin disorders, or liver and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Codroxil 125mg Tablet in Children

Benefits of Codroxil 125mg Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Codroxil 125mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. It inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping them from multiplying. Usually, your child’s infection will start showing improvement within 3 to 5 days of the regular dosing. However, you must finish the full course of medicine. Do not stop it abruptly by yourself as that may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Codroxil 125mg Tablet in Children

Codroxil 125mg Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Codroxil

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergy
  • Headache

How can I give Codroxil 125mg Tablet to my child?

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. Codroxil 125mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Codroxil Tablet works

Codroxil 125mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, this medicine stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety Advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Codroxil 125mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Codroxil 125mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Codroxil 125mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Codroxil 125mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving Codroxil 125mg Tablet to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Codroxil 125mg Tablet to my child?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule strictly.

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Quick Tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give Codroxil 125mg Tablet with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. This medicine is not to be taken in such cases.
  • Only give Codroxil 125mg Tablet to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Narrow- specttrum {First generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 1st generation

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. What if I overdose my child by mistake?

A single extra dose of Codroxil 125mg Tablet is unlikely to do any harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Codroxil 125mg Tablet to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Can Codroxil 125mg Tablet cause any serious side effects?

Yes, Codroxil 125mg Tablet may rarely cause some serious side effects. These include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, severe diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Codroxil 125mg Tablet?

Codroxil 125mg Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Codroxil 125mg Tablet. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Codroxil 125mg Tablet?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Codroxil 125mg Tablet on a long-term basis?

The doctor may prescribe kidney and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. My child has a runny nose and I can see yellow-green color mucus oozing out from my child’s nose. What does it indicate?

During a common cold, it is normal for mucus to thicken up and change from clear to yellow or green. This color change of mucus does not necessarily indicate the need for antibiotics. These symptoms often last for 7-10 days. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor.

Q. Can Codroxil 125mg Tablet impact my child’s digestive system?

Children generally have a sensitive stomach, and they may develop a stomach upset while taking medicines. Codroxil 125mg Tablet is an antibiotic and its use may affect or compromise the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract. It may kill off the good bacteria along with the bad and increase the risk of developing other infections. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Codroxil 125mg Tablet, do not abruptly stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. The doctor may suggest an alternative dose to reduce the chances of such side effects.

Q. Can Codroxil 125mg Tablet lead to bacterial resistance in my child?

Yes, irregular treatment, repeated use, and misuse of Codroxil 125mg Tablet can lead to bacterial resistance. This means that whenever next required, the same antibiotic may not be effective, and a different antibiotic may be needed for your child, which too may not work or cause increased side-effects.

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