Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet

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Composition for Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Bacterial infections, Serious bacterial infections
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Medicine Overview of Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet

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Uses of Cefixime

Cefixime 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, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Cefixime

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefixime

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet works

Cefixime is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.
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Uses of Linezolid

Linezolid is used in the treatment of serious bacterial infections
It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of lungs (Pneumonia), and some infections in or under the skin.
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Side effects of Linezolid

Common

Diarrhoea, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting.

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How to use Linezolid

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.

How Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet works

Linezolid is an antibiotic. It stops the bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, which are required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

In Depth Information on Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Cefixime

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefixime to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Cefixime 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.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Cefixime can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

Expert advice for Linezolid

  • Your doctor has prescribed Linezolid to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is better to take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Notify your doctor if you're taking depression medications before you start taking Linezolid.
  • Avoid high amounts of cheese, alcohol, or soy sauce when taking Linezolid because it can raise your blood pressure to a dangerous level.
Warnings
Special precautions for Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy
or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in p
atients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet should be used with caution in p
atients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lincef 200 mg/600 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cefixime

Q. What is Cefixime and what is it used for?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Q. Is Cefixime used for diarrhea?
Cefixime has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Cefixime a cephalosporin?
Yes, Cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Q. Is Cefixime safe for infants?
Safety of Cefixime in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Q. Is Cefixime a penicillin?
Cefixime is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Q. Is Cefixime a sulfa drug?
Cefixime is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Q. Does Cefixime cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Cefixime. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Does Cefixime cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Cefixime. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Cefixime.
Q. Does Cefixime cure chlamydia?
Cefixime is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Cefixime contain penicillin?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
Q. Does Cefixime cover pseudomonas?
No, Cefixime is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Cefixime. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Q. Does Cefixime contain sulfur?
No, Cefixime does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Q. Does Cefixime cure syphilis?
Cefixime is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Q. Does Cefixime cure gonorrhea?
Cefixime can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Does Cefixime treat typhoid?
Cefixime is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Cefixime in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Does Cefixime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Cefixime may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Cefixime.
Q. Can I take Cefixime with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Cefixime and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cefixime and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Cefixime and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cefixime with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Cefixime and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cefixime with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Cefixime as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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