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Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet

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Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet is a potent antibiotic made up of two active medicines. It is given to children to treat a wide range of severe bacterial infections targeting the ear, throat, lungs, skin, and urinary tract. It works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria thereby preventing the infection spread.

Give this medicine to your child an hour before or two hours after meals. If your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. Make sure to stick to the prescribed dose because it is given keeping in mind the type of infection, its severity, and the age and bodyweight of your child. In case your child gags and expels the medicine within 30 mins of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double dose if it's the time for the next dose.

Some of the minor and temporary side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, rash, and headache. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, call the doctor right away.

Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episodes 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 Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet in Children

Benefits of Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet is a mixture of two medicines, namely, cefpodoxime proxetil and clavulanic acid. While cefpodoxime proxetil is an antibiotic, clavulanic acid helps broaden the activity spectrum of cefpodoxime proxetil. As a result, these two ingredients have the potential of effectively treating various bacterial infections such as middle ear infections, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.

This medicine inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping it from multiplying. You may start seeing an improvement in your child’s infection within 3 to 5 days of the regular dosing. However, you must still finish the full course of the medicine because stopping the medicine abruptly may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet in Children

Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 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 Kefmax CV

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache

How can I give Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 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. Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kefmax CV Tablet works

Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 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 that reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefpodoxime Proxetil against bacteria.

Safety Advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, dose modifications may be required in children with severe kidney disease. Consult with your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet to my child?

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

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet may cause a bitter taste. Eating citrus fruit or sipping plenty of water or fruit juice may help.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Never give Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet until and unless prescribed by the doctor. You must also never share your child’s medicine with anyone else even if they show similar symptoms.
  • Do not give Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet to treat common cold and flu-like symptoms caused by viruses.
  • Stop Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulty. Report to the doctor without any delay. 

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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet by mistake?

Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet is safe and usually an extra dose of it would not do any harm. But since overdose increases the risk of side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition, you must speak to a doctor immediately if you think you have given too much of Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet to your child.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 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. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet?

Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg 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 Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg 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 Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet on a long-term basis?

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

Q. Can Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 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 good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract may take a hit too. Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 mg Tablet may kill off the good bacteria along with the bad ones too, increasing the risk of developing other infections. In case your child develops diarrhea while on Kefmax CV 50 mg/31.25 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.

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References

  1. University of Michigan: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Cefpodoxime. [Accessed 10 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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