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Mepodox-CV Tablet

Prescription Required

Introduction

Mepodox-CV Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat respiratory tract infections. It treats the infection and prevents further growth and spread of the microorganisms.

Mepodox-CV 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. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Mepodox-CV Tablet

  • Treatment of Respiratory tract infection

Benefits of Mepodox-CV Tablet

In Treatment of Respiratory tract infection

Respiratory tract infections are those infections that can affect the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. Mepodox-CV Tablet contains two different medicines, Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Clavulanic Acid, that work together to kill the bacteria that cause respiratory tract infections. Cefpodoxime Proxetil works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefpodoxime Proxetil against bacteria.

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.

Side effects of Mepodox-CV 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 Mepodox-CV

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

How to use Mepodox-CV 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. Mepodox-CV Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mepodox-CV Tablet works

Mepodox-CV 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 which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefpodoxime Proxetil against bacteria.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Mepodox-CV Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mepodox-CV Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mepodox-CV 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
UNSAFE
Mepodox-CV Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mepodox-CV Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mepodox-CV Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mepodox-CV Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mepodox-CV Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Mepodox-CV Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Mepodox-CV 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.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Mepodox-CV 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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Patient concerns

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Can't prescribe without proper clinical examination. It can be upper respiratory tract infection or lower respiratory tract infection
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It can be viral infection or respiratory tract infection. Consult a ENT specialist
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Mepodox-CV Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Mepodox-CV 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. How long does Mepodox-CV Tablet takes to work?

Usually, Mepodox-CV 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 Mepodox-CV 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 I stop taking Mepodox-CV Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Mepodox-CV Tablet 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet?

Mepodox-CV Tablet 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet cause any serious side effects?

Mepodox-CV Tablet 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Can Mepodox-CV Tablet cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Mepodox-CV Tablet 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet?

The use of Mepodox-CV Tablet 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet.

Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Mepodox-CV Tablet?

No, Mepodox-CV Tablet 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet can increase the risks of side effects. Mepodox-CV Tablet 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 Mepodox-CV Tablet?

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

  1. Cefpodoxime + Clavulanic Acid. Mumbai, India: Alkem Laboratories Ltd.; 2016. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  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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