Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet

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Introduction

Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the infection to prevent the growth and further spread of the microorganisms. It also prevents diarrhea which may occur as a side effect of this medicine.

Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Medcef LB Tablet

Benefits of Medcef LB Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet stops the growth of infectious bacteria and helps treat infections caused by bacteria. Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet also contains beneficial bacteria that protect the inner layers of your stomach and intestines. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions, that may occur as a side effect of this medicine, and also prevents them from coming back. It usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all bacteria are killed and do not become resistant. Drink plenty of fluids while taking it to make sure you stay hydrated.

Side effects of Medcef LB Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Medcef LB

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence
  • Rash

How to use Medcef LB Tablet

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. Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Medcef LB Tablet works

Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Cefixime, Dicloxacillin and Lactobacillus. Cefixime and Dicloxacillin are antibiotics which work by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Together, they treat your infection effectively. Lactobacillus is a live microorganism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Medcef LB Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • 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 Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medicine. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists and you notice signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet should not be taken?

The use of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. How long does Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet takes to work?

Usually, Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet 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 Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet?

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 the use of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet 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. What is Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet used for?

Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic which treats infection by killing the bacteria responsible for the infection. Dicloxacillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin group of drugs. It fights bacteria in your body and is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or staphylococcal (also called "staph") infections.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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.

Q. Can Cefixime / Dicloxacillin be used for pharyngitis and tonsillitis?

Yes, Medcef LB 200mg/500mg Tablet is used for treating pharyngitis and tonsillitis. But please consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

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References

  1. Cefixime. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2009 [revised 28 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Dicloxacillin. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Lactobacillus acidophilus. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

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