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Oncef 200mg Tablet DT

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Composition for Oncef 200mg Tablet DT

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Primary uses of Oncef 200mg Tablet DT

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Medicine Overview of Oncef Tablet DT

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Uses of Oncef Tablet DT

Oncef 200mg Tablet DT 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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Oncef Tablet DT side effects

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Oncef Tablet DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Oncef 200mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Oncef Tablet DT works

Oncef 200mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.

In Depth Information on Oncef Tablet DT

Expert advice for Oncef Tablet DT

  • Your doctor has prescribed Oncef 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 Oncef 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, Oncef can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Oncef Tablet DT related warnings
Special precautions for Oncef Tablet DT
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Oncef 200mg Tablet DT 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Oncef 200mg Tablet DT 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 Oncef 200mg Tablet DT, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Oncef 200mg Tablet DT does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Oncef 200mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oncef 200mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Oncef 200mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oncef 200mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Oncef Tablet DT?uses

If you miss a dose of Oncef 200mg Tablet DT, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Oncef Tablet DT

Frequently asked questions about Cefixime

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