Ornicef Tablet

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Introduction

Ornicef Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection.

Ornicef Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It should be taken with food and it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better. Sudden discontinuation of the treatment may affect the potency of the medicine.

Some common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Ornicef Tablet

Benefits of Ornicef Tablet

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Ornicef Tablet is used to treat certain bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and infections of the ear, throat, stomach, and urinary tract. It works by killing the infection-causing microorganisms. This further reduces the discomforts associated with various infections and helps in early recovery. Make sure to complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Ornicef Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ornicef

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion

How to use Ornicef 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. Ornicef Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ornicef Tablet works

Ornicef Tablet is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefixime and Ornidazole. Cefixime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Ornidazole kills other infectious microorganisms in addition to bacteria by damaging their DNA. Together, they treat your infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ornicef Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ornicef Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ornicef Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ornicef Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ornicef Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ornicef Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ornicef Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ornicef Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ornicef Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ornicef Tablet, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Ornicef 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 doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Discontinue Ornicef Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Ornicef Tablet 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.

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References

  1. Cefixime. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2009 [revised 28 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ornidazole. Auckland, New Zealand: Teva Pharma (New Zealand) Limited; 2017. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefixime. Baltimore, Maryland: Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 1986 [revised May 2012]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Ornidazole. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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