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MONOTAX L 200MG/250MG TABLET

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Composition for MONOTAX L

Cefpodoxime(200 mg),Levofloxacin(250 mg)

food interaction for MONOTAX L

alcohol interaction for MONOTAX L

pregnancy interaction for MONOTAX L

lactation interaction for MONOTAX L

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Monotax l 200mg/250mg tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Monotax l 200mg/250mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MONOTAX L

Cefpodoxime(200 mg)

Uses

Cefpodoxime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.

How it works

Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting
Levofloxacin(250 mg)

Uses

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (TB).

How it works

Levofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Heartburn, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting

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Expert advice for MONOTAX L

Do not take cefpodoxime within 2 hours of antacids or H2 antagonists (ranitidine, famotidine).Take this medicine with meals or a snack for better absorptionMake sure you finish the entire course of treatmentConsult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or any other cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefadroxil, cephalexin, penicillin, or any other drugs.
  • If you have diarrhea, inflammation of large intestine (colon) colitis, or stomach problems, blood clotting problem.
  • If you have or had kidney or liver disease.
  • If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking cefpodoxime.
  • If you have taken cefpodoxime repeatedly or for longer duration.

Frequently asked questions for MONOTAX L

Cefpodoxime

Q.Is cefpodoxime a sulfa drug/steroid/penicillin?
No, cefpodoxime belongs to class of medication called as cephalosporin antibiotics

Q.Is Cefpodoxime/ cefodem xp 325/ cefodem 200/ monocef-o/ kefpod safe?
Cefpodoxime (also available as cefodem xp 325/cefodem 200/ monocef-o/kefpod) is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.What are cefpodoxime/ cefodem xp 325/ cefodem 200/ monocef-o/ kefpod/ gudcef 200/ gudcef?
Cefpodoxime belongs to class of medication called as cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria

Q.Is cefpodoxime a sulfa drug/ penicillin/ steroid/ an antibiotic?
Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic belong to class of medication called as cephalosporin. It is not a steroid and does not contain penicillin or sulpha.

Levofloxacin

Q.Does levofloxacin/ L-cin 500/ Levomac/ Levoday/ Levobact contain penicillin or sulpha?
No, levofloxacin belong to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It does not contain penicillin or sulpha

Q.Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Yes, levofloxacin sold as generic is gluten free

Q.Is levofloxacin the same as ciprofloxacin?
They belong to same class of antibiotics, but are different drugs

Q.Is levofloxacin a narcotic?
No. Levofloxacin is not a narcotic drug

Q.Can I take levofloxacin for sore throat, tonsil and strep throat?
Yes. Levofloxacin can be used to treat sore throat, tonsillitis and strep throat infections. Please consult your doctor before taking drug

Q.Can I take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin?
Yes. You can take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does levofloxacin cover Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
No. Levofloxacin is not effective against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Q.Does levofloxacin affect birth control?
No. Levofloxacin does not affect birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking levofloxacin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 February, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)