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Monocef-O 100 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Monocef-O Tablet

Monocef-O Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Monocef-O 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. Monocef-O 100 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Monocef-O Tablet works

Monocef-O 100 Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Monocef-O Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Monocef-O 100 Tablet 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
Monocef-O 100 Tablet 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.
Avoid prolonged use of Monocef-O 100 Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Monocef-O 100 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Monocef-O 100 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Monocef-O 100 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE
Monocef-O 100 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Monocef-O 100 Tablet is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Monocef-O Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Monocef-O 100 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Monocef-O 100 Tablet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Monocef-O 100 Tablet 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Monocef-O 100 Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Monocef-O with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Monocef-O

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Loose motions with weakness. Took some medicine and it's better now but the pain and motion haven't stopped completely. Stomach feels heavy and gas is continuously being formed which is leading to motions.Have consulted with a doctor yesterday and he prescribed - Andial, Redotil and Monocef-o-200, Nexpro RD.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
stop MONOCEF O , rest continue
I had faced an accident before a year and due to that I dameged my left eye cornea. And after some months doctor found bacterial infection. And sinces then I am treating for it. Now problem is bacterial infections has been stuck beteween layers according to doctor. And thats its get control for while and again gets active. And due to that my scar in eyes have also been fat. My vision right now is around 50% bur not clear whitness vision due to scar in centre of eye. Docot are suggesting for cornea transplant but still waiting. I dont know why. So what should I do? Should o go for transplant.
Dr. Vishal Arora
Eye Specialist
If the infection is not going then transplant will be an option. But the way you have described it, it may not be infection but something else. There will always be a difference between what patient describes to what has been told by the doctor. Please consult your doctor. Cannot advise without examination
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FAQs

Q. Is Monocef-O safe to use?

Monocef-O is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Is Monocef-O an antibiotic?

Yes, Monocef-O is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

Q. Can the use of Monocef-O cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Monocef-O 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Monocef-O when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Monocef-O 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 Monocef-O takes to work?

Usually, Monocef-O 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 Monocef-O?

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.

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