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Monocef-O 100 Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Monocef-O 100 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (eg. pneumonia), urinary tract, ear, nasal sinus, throat, and skin. It kills bacteria, which helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

Monocef-O 100 Tablet should be taken with food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, nausea, and diarrhea. Taking this medicine along with some food may help to prevent indigestion and upset stomach. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor. It may blur your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Uses of Monocef-O Tablet

Benefits of Monocef-O Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Monocef-O 100 Tablet kills the infection causing bacteria in your body. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones and joints, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Monocef-O 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 Monocef-O

  • Rash
  • 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 the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Monocef-O 100 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monocef-O 100 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monocef-O 100 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.
Avoid prolonged use of Monocef-O 100 Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
UNSAFE
Monocef-O 100 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
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 IF PRESCRIBED
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 forget to take 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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Quick Tips

  • 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 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 does not 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad Spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

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): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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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
Physician
stop MONOCEF O , rest continue
Monocef o 50 syrup in safe in cough khasi
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for blood test. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
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FAQs

Q. Is Monocef-O 100 Tablet safe to use?

Monocef-O 100 Tablet 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. Can the use of Monocef-O 100 Tablet cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Monocef-O 100 Tablet can cause diarrhea. Monocef-O 100 Tablet 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. Is Monocef-O 100 Tablet an antibiotic?

Yes, Monocef-O 100 Tablet is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

Q. Can Monocef-O 100 Tablet cause constipation?

Yes, Monocef-O 100 Tablet may cause constipation as a side effect. However, taking mild laxatives may provide relief if you feel constipated. Also, take a fiber-rich diet including fresh fruits, vegetables, whole wheat grains and avoid taking oily and spicy food as it will only worsen your condition. If your constipation gets worse, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can I stop taking Monocef-O 100 Tablet when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Monocef-O 100 Tablet before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by the doctor.

Q. How long does Monocef-O 100 Tablet take to work?

Usually, Monocef-O 100 Tablet starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Monocef-O 100 Tablet?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can Monocef-O 100 Tablet treat UTI?

Yes, Monocef-O 100 Tablet may be used to treat UTI (Urinary Tract Infection). Studies suggest that it has better tolerance and helps to treat symptoms of UTI such as foul smelling urine, frequent urination, vaginal irritation, vaginal discharge, stomach pain, etc., effectively. However, not everyone may be prescribed Monocef-O 100 Tablet. It is advisable to take it only if prescribed by a doctor.

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