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Safodex 50 mg Suspension


Overview

Introduction of Safodex Suspension

Safodex 50 mg Suspension is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (eg. pneumonia), urinary tract, ear, nasal sinus, throat, and skin. It kills bacteria, which helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

Safodex 50 mg Suspension should be taken with food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Taking this medicine along with some food may help to prevent indigestion and upset stomach. Consult your doctor if you find these side effects bother or worry you.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor. It may blur your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Uses of Safodex Suspension

Safodex Suspension side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Safodex Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Safodex 50 mg Suspension is to be taken with food.

How Safodex Suspension works

Safodex 50 mg Suspension is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safodex Suspension related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Safodex 50 mg Suspension. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Safodex 50 mg Suspension is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Safodex 50 mg Suspension is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Safodex 50 mg Suspension, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
UNSAFE
Safodex 50 mg Suspension may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Safodex 50 mg Suspension should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Safodex 50 mg Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Safodex 50 mg Suspension is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Safodex 50 mg Suspension is recommended.

What if you miss a dose of Safodex Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Safodex 50 mg Suspension, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Safodex 50 mg Suspension 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 Safodex 50 mg Suspension 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 Safodex 50 mg Suspension as it may cause increased side effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Safodex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Safodex

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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. Is Safodex safe to use?

Safodex 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 Safodex an antibiotic?

Yes, Safodex is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

Q. Can the use of Safodex cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Safodex can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Safodex when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Safodex and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. How long does Safodex takes to work?

Usually, Safodex 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 Safodex?

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.

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