Medicine Overview of Tocef CV Drop
Tocef CV Drop is used in the treatment of respiratory tract infection.
Side Effects of Tocef CV are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Headache.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Tocef CV Drop may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Tocef CV Drop 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 Tocef CV Drop
- 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 Tocef CV Drop 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 Tocef CV Drop and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
Tocef CV Drop related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tocef CV Drop 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.
Tocef CV Drop 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.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Tocef CV Drop may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Tocef CV Drop should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tocef CV Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Tocef CV Drop in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Tocef CV Drop
Tocef 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 Tocef cv cause any serious side effects?
Tocef 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 Tocef cv when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Tocef 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 Tocef cv cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Tocef 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 Tocef cv cause allergic reaction?
Yes, Tocef 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 Tocef cv?
The use of Tocef 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 Tocef cv.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Tocef cv?
No, Tocef 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 Tocef cv.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Tocef cv can lead to increased side effects. Tocef 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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