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Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

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Primary uses of Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

Respiratory tract infection
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Medicine Overview of Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

Uses of Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

Shelcef-CV Tablet FC is used in the treatment of respiratory tract infection.

Shelcef-CV Tablet FC side effects

Common

Side Effects of Shelcef-CV are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Headache.

How to use Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

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. Shelcef-CV Tablet FC may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Shelcef-CV Tablet FC works

Shelcef-CV Tablet FC is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic Acid. Cefpodoxime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefpodoxime against bacteria.

In Depth Information on Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

Expert advice for Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Shelcef-CV Tablet FC may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Shelcef-CV Tablet FC and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
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Shelcef-CV Tablet FC related warnings
Special precautions for Shelcef-CV Tablet FC
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Shelcef-CV Tablet FC 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Shelcef-CV Tablet FC 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Shelcef-CV Tablet FC may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
Shelcef-CV Tablet FC should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Shelcef-CV Tablet FC may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Shelcef-CV Tablet FC in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Shelcef-CV
VSD 6mm of my baby I attached her all medication reports please suggest me how to take care this disease. Any chance to repair it self or could be operated.
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
If other wise baby is well no recurring respiratory tract infection good weight gain then can wait and review after PATIENT
right now m suffrin from throat infection problem also feel like congestion in my chest. its soo difficulty in wheeze mucus is not outing ill take antibiotis for this but its not suitin on stomach. reflux problem goin on just cuz of i have antral gastrit prob help me out!
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Looks like you have respiratory tract infection. You have to take antibiotics. You have to take some supporting medication for acidity and loose stomachTake pan D for acidityCap vizylac twice daily for loose motions

Frequently asked questions about Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

Frequently asked questions about Shelcef-CV Tablet FC

Q. What is Shelcef-cv?
Shelcef-cv is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime and Clavulanic acid. This medication is used to treat bacterial infection. This medication works by killing the harmful bacteria that cause infection.
Q. Can the use of Shelcef-cv cause any serious side effects?
Shelcef-cv may cause serious side effects in very few patients (less than 1 in 1,000). Inform the doctor straight away if you get bloody diarrhoea, yellowing of the eyes and skin, bruising or skin discoloration, shortness of breath, widespread rash, skin peeling and fever. All of these reaction needs urgent medical attention.
Q. Can I stop taking Shelcef-cv when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Shelcef-cv and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
Q. Can the use of Shelcef-cv cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Shelcef-cv 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. Can Shelcef-cv cause allergic reaction?
Yes, Shelcef-cv can cause allergic reaction and is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to a group of antibiotic called Cephalosporins. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Shelcef-cv?
The use of Shelcef-cv is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other excipient. This medicine should not be used in patients with previous history of liver damage associated with Shelcef-cv.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Shelcef-cv?
No, Shelcef-cv can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormone method of birth control (such as a condom, diaphragm, spermicide) to prevent pregnancy while taking Shelcef-cv.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Shelcef-cv can lead to increased side effects. Shelcef-cv takes time to show its full effect and treat your infection. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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