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Novefos Powder


Overview

Introduction

Novefos Powder belongs to a group of medicines known as antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria, which can cause infections. This medicine is used to treat or prevent infections of the urinary tract. It helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

Novefos Powder should be taken on an empty stomach, preferably before bedtime, after emptying the bladder. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, vaginal inflammation and indigestion. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve even after two to three days or if 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. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks while using this medicine. It may make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Side effects of Novefos Powder

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 Novefos

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vaginal inflammation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.

How to use Novefos Powder

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Novefos Powder is to be taken empty stomach.

How Novefos Powder works

Novefos Powder is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria in the urinary tract by preventing them from forming their own protective covering. It also reduces bacterial attachment to cells lining the bladder. This helps treat or prevent uncomplicated infections of the bladder.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Novefos Powder does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Novefos Powder 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
Novefos Powder is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Novefos Powder may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Novefos Powder should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Novefos Powder may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Novefos Powder is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Novefos Powder in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Novefos Powder is used to treat and prevent bacterial infections of the urinary tract.
  • Dissolve it in a glass of water and drink immediately, preferably at bedtime, 2 hours after meals (after emptying the bladder).
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks, and drink plenty of water while taking Novefos Powder.
  • Diarrhea is a common side effect. Inform your doctor if it does not get better or if you see blood in stools.
  • Novefos Powder may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Symptoms should get better in 2 to 3 days of the single dose treatment. Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after 2 to 3 days.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Organic phosphonic acids
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Prostrate check up Urinary tract infections
Dr. Pawan Rawal
Gastroenterology
Needs antibiotics Meet a urologist
Having urine infection since about a month. Took several antibiotics after consultation with doctor but they all show effect only for starting 2 days and then that antibiotic doesn't work. I have taken sporidex 500, zefu cv 500, norflox 400, levofloxin, cefodoxime (each taken for atleast 4-5 days). All work for starting two days then no effect and infection starts to increase. Urine culture report is attached. Kindly suggest medication since problem is increasing day by day.
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
You should consult a urologist and get a few tests done since we need to know the cause of your recurrent urinary tract infections.
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FAQs

Q. How do you take Novefos?

Usually, Novefos is available in the form of granules. It is to be taken orally after dissolving in half a glass of water. Stir the medicine properly to dissolve in water. Do not use hot water. You should not take the dry granules orally without dissolving it in water. Do consult your doctor before you take this medication and follow the directions exactly as directed.

Q. How quickly does Novefos work?

The response of an antibiotic for infection may vary from person to person. Usually, the benefit is seen in few days. The exact response time of the medicine will vary with the severity of infection and other factors. Consult your doctor for detailed information and follow the instructions as directed.

Q. Can I eat after taking Novefos?

It is better if Novefos is taken in empty stomach either 1 hour before or at least 2 hours after meals. It is advised to take the preparation immediately after dissolving in water. You should consult your doctor before you take the medicines and follow the instructions as given.

Q. Can Novefos give you diarrhea?

Yes, Novefos, when taken orally can lead to diarrhea. This is an uncommon side effect of Novefos. In some cases, it can be severe too. It may persist for sometime even after stopping the use of Novefos, in few cases only. Inform your doctor about this and do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. Are there chances of having severe allergic reaction with Novefos?

Yes, there are chances of having severe allergic reactions also called as anaphylaxis which can be life-threatening. However, these are very rare. Do consult your doctor before starting this medication and inform him about all medicines and things you are allergic to.

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References

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