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RITE O CEF CV 200 MG/125 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR RITE O CEF CV

Cefixime(200mg),Clavulanic Acid(125mg)

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Rite o cef cv 200 mg/125 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR RITE O CEF CV

Cefixime(200mg)

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
Clavulanic Acid(125mg)

Uses

Clavulanic Acid is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Clavulanic acid blocks the action of the enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate the antibiotics.

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Rash, Itching, Vomiting

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Expert advice FOR RITE O CEF CV

  • 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 RITE O CEF CV

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.

Clavulanic Acid

Q. What is clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It does not exert a clinically useful antibacterial effect on its own. It is used in combination with other antibiotics to increase their effect.
Q. What does clavulanic acid do when added to amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is a semisynthetic penicillin (beta-lactam antibiotic) that is easily broken down by beta-lactamase enzyme produced by some bacteria. Clavulanic acid inactivates the beta-lactamase enzymes thereby preventing the breakdown of amoxicillin.
Q. Is amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination effective against methicillin-resistant staphylococci aureus (MRSA) infections?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination is not effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Consult a doctor for the right choice of antibiotic for your infections.
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Q. What are the side effects of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination?
Common side effects associated with the use of Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and mucocutaneous candidosis. Talk to your doctor in case you experience these or other side effects while taking amoxicillin clavulanic acid combination.
Q. Is amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination is safe in patients with a G6PD deficiency?
There is no study or research available regarding the safety of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid in G6PD deficiency. Talk to your doctor regarding its use in G6PD deficient patients.
Q. Is amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination nephrotoxic?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination can cause kidney damage, especially if taken a dose more than recommended. Inflammation of the kidney tissue (interstitial nephritis), hematuria (blood in urine) and crystalluria (crystals in urine) has been reported in some patients. Always take a dose as recommended by your doctor and share your medical history of kidney disease if any when you are prescribed this combination.
Q. Does amoxicillin/clavulanic acid contain sulfa?
No, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid does not contain any sulfa substance.
Q. Do amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination make you drowsy or tired?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination does not make you feel drowsy or tired. However, it can make you feel dizzy. Talk to your doctor if you have these symptoms while taking this combination.
Q. Is amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination is effective against pseudomonas infections?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination is not effective against pseudomonas infections. Consult a doctor for the right choice of antibiotic for your infections.
Q. Where to buy clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid does not have any antibacterial activity of its own and is not available as a single salt in the market. It is always available as a combination with antibiotics like amoxicillin, cefixime, and cefuroxime. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Why does clavulanic acid cause diarrhea?
Clavulanic acid iself is not known to cause diarrhea. However, it is always given in combination with a beta-lactam antibiotic and diarrhea is a common side effect associated with the use of this combination.
Q. What are the side effects of clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid can cause hepatitis and allergy. However, since the drug is always given in combination with a beta-lactam antibiotic, there can be many side effects of this combination. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects while using this combination.
Q. What is the dose of clavulanic acid?
The dose of clavulanic acid depends on the age of the patient and disease for which it is given. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration of the drug.
Q. What is the mechanism of action of clavulanic acid?
Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. It inactivates beta-lactamase enzyme produced by some bacteria and prevents the inactivation of the antibiotic when given along with it.
Q. What is the molecular weight of clavulanic acid?
The molecular weight of clavulanic acid is 199.16 g/mol.
Q. Can clavulanic acid cause allergy?
Clavulanic acid may cause allergy but the chances of it causing an allergy is far less likely compared to the penicillins it is given along with. Consult your doctor if you have any allergic reactions while taking the drug.
Q. Can I take clavulanic acid with alcohol?
Clavulanic acid can be taken with alcohol. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor regarding its use with alcohol.
Q. Can clavulanic acid be taken with cefuroxime?
Fixed dose combinations of cefuroxime with clavulanic acid are available in India. However, there is not enough research to prove the efficacy and safety of cefuroxime combined with clavulanic acid.
Q. Can I take clavulanic acid with penicillin?
Clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase enzyme inhibitor which is available as a fixed-dose combination penicillin antibiotics like amoxicillin and ticarcillin. It is not available for use as a single agent. Talk to your doctor for further information on the same.
Q. Is clavulanic acid available in combination with cefixime?
Fixed dose combinations of cefixime with clavulanic acid are available in India. However, there is not enough research to prove the efficacy and safety of cefixime combined with clavulanic acid.
Q. Can I take clavulanic acid with food?
Food generally does not affect the absorption of clavulanic acid. The drug can be taken with or without food. However, there is evidence that a high-fat diet may interfere with the absorption of clavulanic acid.
Q. Can I take amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination with paracetamol?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination can be taken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). 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. Is clavulanic acid and sulbactam same?
Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor like clavulanic acid. They do not have any action on the bacteria. Clavulanic acid is commonly combined with amoxicillin and sulbactam is commonly combined with ampicillin. They increase the antibacterial action of these antibiotics.
Q. Is clavulanic acid same as dicloxacillin?
Dicloxacillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic whereas clavulanic acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor. Dicloxacillin is not combined with clavulanic acid since it is inherently resistant to degradation by beta-lactamase enzyme and would not need any inhibitor for increasing its action.
Q. Can I take amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination with azithromycin?
The effect of amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination can be decreased when given with azithromycin. Talk to your doctor before taking the two antibiotics together.
Q. Can I take amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination with alprazolam?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid can be taken with alprazolam. 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 amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination with guaifenesin?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid can be taken with guaifenesin. 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 amoxicillin/clavulanic acid combination with lisdexamfetamine?
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid can be taken with lisdexamfetamine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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