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Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat respiratory tract infections. It treats the infection and prevents further growth and spread of the microorganisms.

Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg 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 Eficef Tablet

  • Respiratory tract infection

Side effects of Eficef 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 Eficef

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

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 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.
  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.

How to use Eficef 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. Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Eficef Tablet works

Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg 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 Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg 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
Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg 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
Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg 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 Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg Tablet may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Eficef CV 200 mg/125 mg 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.

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Patient Concerns

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Nose in close Cold chest flue a
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
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Can't prescribe without proper clinical examination. It can be upper respiratory tract infection or lower respiratory tract infection
Cough problem and body pain also headache
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
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It can be viral infection or respiratory tract infection. Consult a ENT specialist
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Eficef cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Eficef 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 Eficef takes to work?

Usually, Eficef 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 Eficef?

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 Eficef when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Eficef 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 Eficef?

Eficef 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 Eficef cause any serious side effects?

Eficef 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 Eficef when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can Eficef cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Eficef 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 Eficef?

The use of Eficef 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 Eficef.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Eficef?

No, Eficef 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 Eficef can increase the risks of side effects. Eficef 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 Eficef?

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.

Disclaimer:

1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

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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