Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT is a combination of two medicines: Cefixime and Clavulanic Acid. Cefixime 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 Cefixime against bacteria.
Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hifen CV 100 mg/62.5 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No Hifen cv is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections (such as common cold or flu).
Q. How to take the Hifen cv?
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. If you are consuming chewable tablets, chew thoroughly and then swallow. Continue to use this medicine until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after the few days.
Q. Does the use of Hifen cv is contraindicated in impaired renal function?
Hifen cv should be used with particular care in the presence of severely impaired renal function. Dose modification is advised for patients with moderate or severe renal impairment.
Q. What is Clostridium Difficile-Associated Disease?
Clostridium difficile is a common cause of hospital acquired infection, which produces a diarrhoeal disease that varies in severity from asymptomatic colonisation to severe diarrhoea and complicating colitis. It is associated with diarrhoea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea and stomach pain.
Q. What are the precautions to be taken while taking Hifen cv?
The dose of Hifen cv should be adjusted in patients with impairment of kidneys and for those who have gastrointestinal disease or colitis.
Q. What are the serious side effects associated with the use of Hifen cv?
The use of Hifen cv can also lead to serious side effects like severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting,unusual tiredness, new signs of infection (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever), yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine) and mental/mood changes (such as confusion).
Q. Can i stop taking Hifen cv when my symptoms get over?
No, you should continue taking Hifen cv even if you better. It is important to take the full course (even if you feel your infection has cleared up) in order to prevent the infection from coming back.
Q. What is the most important information should i tell to the doctor before starting the course of medicine?
If you are pregnant or trying for a baby or breastfeeding or using any other medicines. Please inform your doctor about it before you start taking this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.