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Opox 50 mg Tablet DT


Overview

Uses of Opox Tablet DT

Opox Tablet DT side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Opox 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. Opox 50 mg Tablet DT is to be taken with food.

How Opox Tablet DT works

Opox 50 mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Opox Tablet DT related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Opox 50 mg Tablet DT. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opox 50 mg Tablet DT 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opox 50 mg Tablet DT is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Opox 50 mg Tablet DT, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
UNSAFE
Opox 50 mg Tablet DT may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Opox 50 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Opox 50 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opox 50 mg Tablet DT is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Opox 50 mg Tablet DT is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Opox Tablet DT?

If you miss a dose of Opox 50 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Opox 50 mg Tablet DT 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.
  • Discontinue Opox 50 mg Tablet DT 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Opox 50 mg Tablet DT as it may cause increased side effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Opox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Opox

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He has dry cough taken opox 50 dry syp what is dose for 2 month baby
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, opox is an antibiotic used for treatment of infections. Please use it only under supervision of pediatrician.Please review with nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation before starting antibiotics.
My child is suffering from fever and doctor given opox CV 50mg/39 ml. And my son drink 25 ml at one time what to do now
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail.
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FAQs

Q. Is Opox safe to use?

Opox is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Q. Is Opox an antibiotic?

Yes, Opox is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

Q. Can the use of Opox cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Opox 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Opox when my symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. How long does Opox takes to work?

Usually, Opox starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

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

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. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 226-27.
  2. Drugs.com. Cefpodoxime and Alcohol / Food Interactions. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefpodoxime Proxetil. Puurs - Belgium: Pharmacia N.V./S.A.; 2003. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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