Medicine Overview of Podcef Tablet
Podcef 200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Podcef are Rash, Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
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. Podcef 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Podcef 200 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Podcef Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Podcef 200 mg 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.
Discontinue Podcef 200 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
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.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Podcef 200 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
Podcef Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Podcef 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Podcef 200 mg 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.
Avoid prolonged use of Podcef 200 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Podcef 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Podcef 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Podcef 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Podcef 200 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Podcef 200 mg Tablet is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Podcef 200 mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Podcef Tablet
Q. Is Podcef an antibiotic?
Yes, Podcef is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Is Podcef safe to use?
Podcef is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Podcef is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
Q. Is Podcef related to penicillin?
Podcef belongs to the group of medicines known as cephalosporins. Both Penicillins and cephalosporins belong to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics as they contain the beta-lactam ring.
Q. Can I take Podcef with ibuprofen?
Podcef can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Podcef treat chlamydia?
Podcef has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Podcef cover pseudomonas?
Podcef has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin?
No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.
Q. Does Podcef cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Podcef is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
Q. Does Podcef cover enterococcus?
Podcef has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.
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Taking Podcef with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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