Medicine Overview of Odcef Capsule
Uses of Odcef Capsule
Odcef 200mg Capsule is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections.
Side effects of Odcef Capsule
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use Odcef Capsule
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Odcef 200mg Capsule at a fixed time.
How Odcef Capsule works
Odcef 200mg capsule 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.
In Depth Information on Odcef Capsule
Expert advice for Odcef Capsule
- Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
- Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Odcef immediately and consult your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
- Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Special precautions for Odcef 200mg Capsule
Odcef 200mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Odcef 200mg Capsule is safe to use during lactation. Human+more
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....
Odcef 200mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Odcef 200mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Odcef 200mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function....
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Frequently asked questions for Odcef 200mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Cefixime
Odcef is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Odcef has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Yes, Odcef belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Safety of Odcef in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Odcef is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Odcef is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Odcef. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Odcef. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Odcef.
Odcef is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Odcef is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
No, Odcef is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Odcef. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
No, Odcef does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Odcef is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Odcef can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Odcef is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Odcef in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Odcef may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Odcef.
Q. Can I take Odcef with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Odcef and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Odcef and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Odcef and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Odcef with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Odcef and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Odcef with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Odcef as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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