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Olfi Pod Tablet


Overview

Uses of Olfi Pod Tablet

Olfi Pod Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

How to use Olfi Pod 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. Olfi Pod Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Olfi Pod Tablet works

Olfi Pod Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Ofloxacin. Cefpodoxime Proxetil works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria in the human body. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Olfi Pod Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Olfi Pod Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Olfi Pod Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Olfi Pod Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Olfi Pod Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olfi Pod Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Olfi Pod Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Olfi Pod Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Olfi Pod 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 to come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • 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.
  • Discontinue Olfi Pod Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel pain in your tendons, numbness, or tingling sensations.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Olfi Pod

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Have been having dry cough ever since I returned to Delhi after having stayed in the UK. Have been prescribed Olfi-Pod by a doctor for five days. The strength seem a bit high 200/200! Please advise on drug and strength.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Try tab montair lc at bedtime for five days
My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can Olfi Pod be used to treat viral infections?

No, Olfi Pod is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections (such as common cold and flu).

Q. How to take Olfi Pod?

Take this medication orally with or without food as directed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken once a day. Take the medicine for the prescribed period, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.

Q. Can the use of Olfi Pod cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Olfi Pod can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill the good and helpful bacteria present in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Olfi Pod?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Olfi Pod when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Olfi Pod and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Olfi Pod as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can the use of Olfi Pod cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Olfi Pod can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Olfi Pod?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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References
  1. Ofloxacin. Hatfield, Hertfordshire: Generics UK T/A Mylan; 2002 [revised Mar. 2016]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. DailyMed. Cefpodoxime Proxetil. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Medscape. Ofloxacin. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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