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Kepodil CV Tablet DT


Overview

Uses of Kepodil CV Tablet DT

Kepodil CV Tablet DT side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

How to use Kepodil CV Tablet DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Kepodil CV Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kepodil CV Tablet DT works

Kepodil CV Tablet DT 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.

Kepodil CV Tablet DT related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Kepodil CV Tablet DT is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Kepodil CV 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kepodil CV Tablet DT may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
Kepodil CV Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kepodil CV Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Kepodil CV Tablet DT in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • 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 Kepodil CV Tablet DT may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Kepodil CV Tablet DT and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Kepodil CV

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Can be viral upper respiratory tract infection or tonsillitis. Consult a ENT specialist
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Kepodil CV cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV takes to work?

Usually, Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV?

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 Kepodil CV when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV?

Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV cause any serious side effects?

Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can Kepodil CV cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV?

The use of Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Kepodil CV?

No, Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV can increase the risks of side effects. Kepodil CV 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 Kepodil CV?

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.
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References
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  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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