PULMOACE 200MG/200MG TABLET is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefpodoxime and Ofloxacin. Cefpodoxime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Ofloxacin works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
PULMOACE 200MG/200MG 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.
PULMOACE 200MG/200MG TABLET is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
PULMOACE 200MG/200MG TABLET may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
PULMOACE 200MG/200MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of PULMOACE 200MG/200MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
PULMOACE 200MG/200MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of PULMOACE 200MG/200MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No Pulmoace is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections (such as common cold, flu).
Q. How to take the Pulmoace?
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. If you are consuming chewable tablets, chew thoroughly and then swallow. Continue to use this medicine until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
Q. Can the use of Pulmoace cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Pulmoace can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful, bacteria in your stoamch or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case, you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea and any signs of dehydration like less urination with dark coloured and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.
Q. Are there any specific conditions in which Pulmoace should not to be taken?
The use of Pulmoace should be avoided in patients with known allergy to any of the component or excipients of this medicine.
Q. What type of antibiotic is ofloxacin?
This medicine is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Ofloxacin belongs to a class of drugs called quinolone antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.