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Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that treats bacterial infections that may affect your child’s eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, skin, bone and joints, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. It can also be used in treating typhoid fever in children and adolescents.

Give Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet to your child orally, preferably at a fixed time, either before or after meals. In case your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with meals. The dose and duration depend upon the type and severity of the infection, your child’s age, and body weight, so stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double dose if it's time for the next dose.

Do not give this medicine to your child in case of cold and flu symptoms. Such symptoms are almost always a result of viral infections, and antibiotics are ineffective in killing viruses. Antibiotics are given in cough and flu symptoms only when the doctor detects any underlying secondary bacterial infection.

This medicine may have some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. These side effects will disappear once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if they persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor without any delay.

Share your child’s complete medical history with your child’s doctor. Make sure the doctor knows if your child has or had any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet in Children

Benefits of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. These may include middle ear infections, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, skin and soft infections, abdominal infections, and urinary tract infections. This medicine works by inhibiting the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping it from multiplying. As a result, the infection starts clearing within 3 to 5 days of regular dosing. However, continue giving the medicine as prescribed by the doctor because stopping the medicine abruptly may worsen your child’s condition or bring back the infection.

In Treatment of Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever spreads through the intake of contaminated food and water. Children who have typhoid and do not require hospital admission can be well managed with Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet at home because of its excellent activity against organisms that cause typhoid fever.

Side effects of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet in Children

Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg 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 Elfi O

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Allergy

How can I give Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg 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. Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Elfi O Tablet works

Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet contains two antibiotics. Cefixime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) while ofloxacin directly interacts with the genetic material of bacteria. As a consequence, the infection-causing bacteria stop growing further and the spread of the infection is successfully arrested.

Safety Advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is recommended.
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What if I forget to give Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg 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 the double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick Tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give this medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Do not give any calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin, or antacid within 2 hours of taking Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet as these can affect the absorption of the medicine.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Only give Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg 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.

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Patient Concerns

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My child verry high cough and fever in cold sesion try to much doctor but result is no . It's will be countiue cough and fever it's good to be only antiboitic
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Antibiotics are required if bacterial infections. Consult child specialist
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet by mistake?

An extra dose of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet is unlikely to do harm. However, you must still be vigilant because overdoses may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition. If you think you have given too much of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet to your child, speak to a doctor immediately.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. What other medicines should not be given along with Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet?

Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet should be avoided if your child is already taking medicines like aminoglycosides such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, or anticoagulants (blood-thinners) such as warfarin. Before you start giving Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet to your child, let your child’s doctor know if your child is taking any of the above-mentioned medicines.

Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet?

Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet can hamper the effect of BCG, cholera, and typhoid vaccines. So, it is best to inform the doctor if your child is taking Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet at the time of these vaccinations.

Q. Can Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet impact my child’s digestion?

Children often have a sensitive stomach and develop a stomach upset while taking antibiotics. When antibiotics are given, the medicine may kill off the good bacteria along with the bad ones, increasing the risk of developing other infections. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

Q. Can Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet lead to bacterial resistance in my child?

Yes, the infection-causing bacteria can become resistant to Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet because of irregular dosing, unrequired repeated use, and misuse of Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet can lead to resistance. Resistant bacteria are no longer killed by the antibiotics and may lead to reinfection.

Q. What should I tell the doctor before giving Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet to my child?

Inform the doctor if your child is suffering from heart disease, genetic disorders involving blood vessels, seizures, psychiatric disorders, diabetes, photoallergy (allergy from sunlight), neuromuscular disorders, or rheumatoid arthritis. This is because there is a possibility that Elfi O 100 mg/100 mg Tablet may aggravate these conditions and result in complications.

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