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Overview

Introduction

Otifix LB Tablet is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the microorganisms to prevent their growth and further spread of the infection. It also prevents diarrhea which may occur as side effect of this medicine.

Otifix LB Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but 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. You must take adequate rest for a faster recovery, also take a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Your doctor may ask for a few laboratory and diagnostic tests to know the effects of the medicine on your body.

Uses of Otifix LB Tablet

Side effects of Otifix LB Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence

How to use Otifix LB 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. Otifix LB Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Otifix LB Tablet works

Otifix LB Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefixime and Lactobacillus. Cefixime 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. Lactobacillus is a live micro-organism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Otifix LB Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Otifix LB Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Otifix LB Tablet 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.
Driving
SAFE
Otifix LB Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Otifix LB Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Otifix LB Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Otifix LB Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Otifix LB Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Patient Concerns

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Severe psin in throat due to tonsil attack.unable to take food n even vomit .throat quite dry n congestion felt which unable to take out.docctor prescruptio attached
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
take clavric LB 625 mg three times a day instead of twice rest medicine to continue same
Suffering from sever daoirrea and abdominal pain. With fever and cold. So please advice me what medicine I will take pls
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
norflox M LB teice daily for 3 days and paracetamol 500 mg thrice daily for 2 days Than SOS, cetrizine 10 mg twice daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Otifix LB as soon 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. How long does Otifix LB take to work?

Usually, Otifix LB 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 Otifix LB?

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.

Q. Can I stop taking Otifix LB when I feel better?

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

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References
  1. Cefixime. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2009 [revised 28 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Lactobacillus acidophilus. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefixime. Mandideep, India: Lupin Limited; 1986 [revised May 2012]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Lactobacillus. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Address : 62, Vijay Nagar, Batala Road, Amritsar - 143036, Punjab
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