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Composition FOR PEGACEFO

Cefixime(NA),Ofloxacin(NA)

food interaction for PEGACEFO

alcohol interaction for PEGACEFO

pregnancy interaction for PEGACEFO

lactation interaction for PEGACEFO

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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UNSAFE
Pegacefo tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR PEGACEFO

Cefixime(NA)

Uses

Cefixime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Cefixime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction
Ofloxacin(NA)

Uses

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction

SUBSTITUTES FOR PEGACEFO

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Expert advice FOR PEGACEFO

  • Only use Cefixime when prescribed by a registered medical doctor.
  • Always take the full prescription, even if you feel better.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Avoid taking for a long duration as there is a risk of serious intestinal infection and low blood count.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Frequently asked questions FOR PEGACEFO

Cefixime

Q. What is cefixime and what is it used for?
Cefixime 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).
Q. Is cefixime used for diarrhea?
Cefixime has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is cefixime a cephalosporin?
Yes, cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
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Q. Is cefixime safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the use of cefixime in pregnant women. It should not be used in pregnancy unless considered necessary by your physician. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or you planning for pregnancy.
Q. Is cefixime safe for infants?
Safety of cefixime 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.
Q. Is cefixime safe during breastfeeding?
Small amounts of cefixime are excreted in the breast milk and safety of cefixime in a newborn infant has not been established. Please talk to your doctor to decide if the medicine should be stopped or you have to stop the breastfeeding.
Q. Is cefixime a penicillin?
Cefixime 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.
Q. Is cefixime a sulfa drug?
Cefixime is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Q. Does cefixime cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of cefixime. 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.
Q. Does cefixime cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with cefixime. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking cefixime.
Q. Does cefixime cure chlamydia?
Cefixime 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.
Q. Does cefixime contain penicillin?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
Q. Does cefixime cover pseudomonas?
No, cefixime it is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to cefixime. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Q. Does cefixime contain sulfur?
No, cefixime does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Q. Does cefixime cure syphilis?
Cefixime 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.
Q. Does cefixime cure gonorrhea?
Cefixime 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.
Q. Does cefixime treat typhoid?
Cefixime is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of cefixime 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.
Q. Can I take cefixime with alcohol?
Cefixime can be taken with alcohol as no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is always advisable that you should not take alcohol when you are taking any medicines as interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor if you have any other concern.
Q. Does cefixime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and cefixime may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking cefixime.
Q. Can I take cefixime with food?
Yes, cefixime can be taken with or without food. Food does not affect the absorption of cefixime.
Q. Can I take cefixime with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take cefixime and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take cefixime with paracetamol with?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take cefixime with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with cefixime 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.

Ofloxacin

Q. What is ofloxacin used for?
Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.
Q. Is ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy?
Ofloxacin should not be used during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or you are planning for pregnancy as there are chances that it may damage the joints of the baby. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant.
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Q. Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.
Q. Is ofloxacin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ofloxacin is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.
Q. Is ofloxacin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Ofloxacin passes into breast milk in small amounts. As there is a risk of side effects in the baby, breast feeding should be discontinued during treatment with ofloxacin or you should not take ofloxacin. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Q. Is ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
Q. Is ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is ofloxacin for conjunctivitis (pink eye)?
Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat external eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye). Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for your infections.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
Ofloxacin does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when ofloxacin is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.
Q. Does ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.
Q. Does ofloxacin treat chlamydia?
Ofloxacin is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Does ofloxacin expire?
Yes, ofloxacin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does ofloxacin treat ear infections?
Ofloxacin ear drops are available for the treatment of ear infections. However, ofloxacin tablets are not recommended for use in ear infections. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Ofloxacin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Please consult your doctor if you have urinary tract infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment before the start of any antibiotics.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with paracetamol?
Ofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with milk?
There are no interactions reported when ofloxacin is taken with food or milk. It can be taken with or without food.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with alcohol?
Do not drink alcohol while taking ofloxacin as it may make you feel dizzy or sleepy and you may need to avoid driving or operate any machine.
Q. Can I take ofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Ofloxacin when taken with Ibuprofen, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with ofloxacin. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does ofloxacin ear drops expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ear drops do expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)