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Pencef 200 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Pencef Tablet

Pencef Tablet side effects

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

How to use Pencef 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. Pencef 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pencef Tablet works

Pencef 200 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.

Pencef Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pencef 200 Tablet.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Pencef 200 Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Pencef 200 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pencef 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pencef 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pencef 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pencef 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Pencef 200 Tablet
₹11/Tablet
Clanfix LB Tablet
Tas Med India Pvt Ltd
₹16/Tablet
45% costlier

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Pencef

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My baby is having stomach problem. Frequent loose motion
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for lab test on blood urine stool etc if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatmentdiarrhea can be caused by: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) bacterial infections viral infections parasites malnutrition improper food preparation poor hygieneMake sure your child drinks plenty of fluids. Do not feed them foods that seem to trigger diarrhea. Wash your hands often ? especially after each diaper change ? to avoid spreading bacteria in the home.t?s important to follow the doctor?s advice carefully. Avoid giving your child foods or liquids that trigger diarrhea. Stick with bland foods instead (such as potatoes, toast, or bananas) until the diarrhea has subsided.
How much dose of ceftriaxone is neccesary for preventing drug resistance in body
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
it is an antibiotic and is used for treating bacterial infections
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FAQs

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Pencef 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 Pencef take to work?

Usually, Pencef 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 Pencef?

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 Pencef when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Pencef 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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