Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Kefloxin Capsule

Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Kefloxin Capsule side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea

How to use Kefloxin Capsule

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. Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kefloxin Capsule works

Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Kefloxin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule 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.
Avoid prolonged use of Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule may cause a headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness, and fatigue, therefore the ability to drive may be influenced.
Kidney
CAUTION
Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • 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 with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Discontinue Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • 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 consuming alcohol while taking Kefloxin 500 mg Capsule as it may cause increased side effects.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Kefloxin

Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
Hello sir/ ma'am My child PATIENT from stomach infection and doctor suggested zifi-100 redimix. How it is work and any side effect of that zifi-100 redimix? What kind of taking care of my child and PATIENT 7 month old.?????
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Cefixime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.More common: Diarrhea loose or frequent stools Less common: Abdominal or stomach pain agitation black, tarry stools bleeding gums blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin blood in the urine or stools and many more rare side effects
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Kefloxin cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Kefloxin 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. What if Kefloxin doesn't work?
Talk to your doctor if Kefloxin doesn't seem to work for you. Your doctor may increase the dose of Kefloxin or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Kefloxin?
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 Kefloxin when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Kefloxin and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Is Kefloxin good for urinary tract infection?
Kefloxin is a relatively safe and effective antibiotic that is available for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI).
Q. Is Kefloxin safe?
Kefloxin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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