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Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT


Overview

Uses of Opox FX Tablet DT

Opox FX Tablet DT side effects

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

How to use Opox FX 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 FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT is to be taken with food.

How Opox FX Tablet DT works

Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT 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.

Opox FX Tablet DT related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT 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
Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Opox FX 200 mg/200 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Opox FX 200 mg/200 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.
  • 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 Opox FX 200 mg/200 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.
  • 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 Opox FX

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Kya fever main cefixime 50 mg dry syrup de sakte haiKitna ml dena hota hai
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
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.
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FAQs

Q. Can Opox FX be used to treat viral infections?

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

Q. How to take Opox FX?

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 Opox FX cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Opox FX 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 Opox FX?

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 Opox FX when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Opox FX 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 Opox FX 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 Opox FX cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Opox FX 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 Opox FX?

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
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  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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