Olcefone 50mg Tablet

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Composition for Olcefone 50mg Tablet

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51.25
₹5.12/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Olcefone Tablet

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Uses of Olcefone Tablet

Olcefone 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Olcefone Tablet

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Olcefone 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Olcefone 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Olcefone Tablet works

Olcefone 50mg tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

In Depth Information on Olcefone Tablet

Expert advice for Olcefone Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Olcefone to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Olcefone 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.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Olcefone can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Olcefone 50mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Olcefone 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Olcefone 50mg 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 Olcefone 50mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
SAFE
Olcefone 50mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olcefone 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olcefone 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Olcefone 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olcefone 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefixime, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Olcefone 50mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cefixime

Olcefone 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).
Olcefone has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Yes, Olcefone belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Safety of Olcefone 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.
Olcefone 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.
Olcefone is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Olcefone. 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 Olcefone. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Olcefone.
Olcefone 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.
Olcefone is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
No, Olcefone is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Olcefone. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
No, Olcefone does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Olcefone 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.
Olcefone 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.
Olcefone is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Olcefone 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 Olcefone may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Olcefone.
Q. Can I take Olcefone with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Olcefone and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Olcefone and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Olcefone and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Olcefone with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Olcefone and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Olcefone with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Olcefone 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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