QULEF POD 200 MG/250 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR QULEF POD

Cefpodoxime(200mg),Levofloxacin(250mg)

food interaction for QULEF POD

alcohol interaction for QULEF POD

pregnancy interaction for QULEF POD

lactation interaction for QULEF POD

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Qulef pod 200 mg/250 mg tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Qulef pod 200 mg/250 mg 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 QULEF POD

Cefpodoxime(200mg)

Uses

Cefpodoxime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Cefpodoxime 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.
Levofloxacin(250mg)

Uses

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (tb).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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Expert advice FOR QULEF POD

  • Only use Cefpodoxime 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 QULEF POD

Cefpodoxime

Q. Is cefpodoxime an antibiotic?
Yes, cefpodoxime is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Does cefpodoxime treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Cefpodoxime is used to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus mirabilis or Staphylococcus saprophyticus.
Q. Is cefpodoxime a sulfa drug?
Cefpodoxime is not a sulfa drug, it belongs to a class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics.
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Q. Is cefpodoxime safe to use?
Cefpodoxime 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.
Q. Is cefpodoxime a steroid?
Cefpodoxime is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
Q. Is cefpodoxime safe to use in pregnancy?
There are no or limited data on the use of cefpodoxime in pregnant women. Cefpodoxime may be used during pregnancy only if considered absolutely necessary by the doctor. Please consult your doctor before using cefpodoxime proxetil in pregnancy.
Q. Is cefpodoxime related to penicillin?
Cefpodoxime belongs to a group of antibiotics known as beta-lactam antibiotics. Beta-lactam antibiotics are grouped together as they share a common structural feature, the beta-lactam ring and are further divided into different subgroups like penicillins, cephalosporins, and others. Cefpodoxime belongs to the cephalosporin subgroup of beta-lactam antibiotics.
Q. Is cefpodoxime safe for humans?
Yes. Cefpodoxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Can I take cefpodoxime with ibuprofen?
Cefpodoxime 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 cefpodoxime treat chlamydia?
Cefpodoxime has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
Q. Does cefpodoxime cover pseudomonas?
Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.
Q. Does cefpodoxime affect birth control?
Yes, cefpodoxime can affect birth control. It can reduce the contraceptive (pregnancy preventing) effect of estrogen which is a component of the oral combined contraception pill (birth control pill). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin?
No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.
Q. Does cefpodoxime cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Cefpodoxime is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
Q. Does cefpodoxime cover enterococcus?
Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.

Levofloxacin

Q. What is levofloxacin?
Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic. It works by killing the bacteria that cause infections in your body. It can be used to treat infections of the sinuses, lungs, urinary tract, including your kidneys or bladder, prostate gland and skin and soft tissue.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with food?
Levofloxacin may be taken with or without food. Levofloxacin tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with prednisone?
Levofloxacin and prednisone when taken together may increase the risk of tendon rupture (a tendon is a cord that joins your muscle to your bones). If you experience pain and inflammation in your tendons or ligaments, which could lead to rupture, stop taking levofloxacin immediately and talk to your doctor. Always consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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Q. Is levofloxacin a narcotic substance?
No, levofloxacin is not a narcotic substance. It is a quinolone antibiotic.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with loratadine?
Levofloxacin can be taken with loratadine. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with esomeprazole?
Levofloxacin can be taken with esomeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does levofloxacin affect birth control?
Levofloxacin can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills). No drug-drug interactions have been reported between them. However, interactions can occur. Talk to a doctor to confirm whether you need to use extra precaution while taking levofloxacin with birth control pills.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for bronchitis?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bronchitis. If you think you have bronchitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for a tooth infection?
Levofloxacin is not used to treat tooth infection. If you think you have a tooth infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for streptococcal throat infection?
Levofloxacin is active against streptococcus bacteria and can be used for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. If you think you have a sore throat infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for sinus infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of sinus infection. If you think you have a sinus infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). If you think you have UTI, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for an ear infection?
Levofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of ear infection. If you think you have ear infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Is levofloxacin same as ciprofloxacin?
Levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin are two different antibiotics, however, they belong to the same class of quinolone antibiotics. Levofloxacin is as effective as ciprofloxacin for treating complicated urinary tract infections. In men with chronic bacterial prostatitis treated for 28 days, oral levofloxacin 500mg once daily achieved similar clinical and bacteriological response rates to oral ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily. Levofloxacin is more active against Gram-positive organisms than ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin is an economical alternative and levofloxacin is active against many bacteria but can cause damage to your tendons. So, it is advisable that you must talk to a doctor for the right choice of antibiotics for your infections.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for tonsillitis?
Levofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of tonsillitis. If you think you have tonsillitis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin for a bladder infection?
Levofloxacin can be used for the treatment of bladder infection. If you think you have a bladder infection, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with milk?
There is no information available particularly on its use with milk. However, it may be taken with or without food.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with guaifenesin?
Levofloxacin can be taken with guaifenesin. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Levofloxacin and ibuprofen taken together can increase the risk of central nervous system stimulation and seizure or fits. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take levofloxacin with paracetamol?
Levofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been seen between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does levofloxacin contain sulfa?
Levofloxacin does not contain sulfa. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Does levofloxacin cover methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Levofloxacin does not cover methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, MRSA is very likely to have co-resistance to quinolones, including levofloxacin.
Q. Does levofloxacin expire?
Yes, like any other medicine, levofloxacin has an expiry date. Please check the expiry date mentioned on the pack before taking the medicine.
Q. Does levofloxacin cause constipation?
Constipation is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. Talk to your doctor if you experience constipation after taking levofloxacin.
Q. Does levofloxacin make you sleepy?
Levofloxacin can make you feel sleepy. Somnolence (sleepiness) is an uncommon side effect of levofloxacin. It is also seen to cause dizziness and insomnia (inability to sleep) commonly. Please consult your doctor if you have sleep problems while taking levofloxacin.
Q. Does levofloxacin treat bacterial vaginosis?
Levofloxacin is not used to treat bacterial vaginosis. If you think you have bacterial vaginosis, talk to a doctor and start antibiotics only as advised, do not start antibiotics on your own.
Q. Does levofloxacin cause dry mouth?
Levofloxacin does not cause dry mouth. Talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth while taking levofloxacin as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
Q. Is levofloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
Levofloxacin must not be used in breastfeeding women. There is limited information if it passes into the milk or not. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.
Q. Is levofloxacin safe?
Levofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.<br>
Q. Is levofloxacin safe during pregnancy?
Levofloxacin must not be used in pregnant women. There is limited research on its use in pregnancy. However, experimental data suggest the risk of damage by quinolones to the weight-bearing cartilage of the growing organism, so it is better to be avoided in pregnancy.
Q. Is levofloxacin penicillin?
Levofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is levofloxacin a steroid?
Levofloxacin is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.
Q. Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Levofloxacin is a synthetic drug and free from any source that can contain gluten. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
Q. Is levofloxacin a quinolone?
Yes, levofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called quinolone antibiotics.

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