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Topcef 25mg Oral Drops

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Introduction

Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is an antibiotic medicine. It is commonly given to children to treat a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ear, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. It can also be used in treating uncomplicated typhoid fever in children and adolescents.

Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is best given an hour before or two hours after meals as that ensures better absorption. In case your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with meals. The dose and duration depend upon the type and severity of the infection, so stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of the intake, give the same dose again but do not double the dose if it's the time for the next dose. 
Do not give this medicine to your child in case of cold and flu symptoms as they are usually caused by viruses, and antibiotics don’t treat viral infections. Doctors prescribe this medicine for cough and cold only when they detect any underlying secondary bacterial infection.
This medicine may have some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and allergy. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor without any delay. 
Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Topcef Oral Drops

Benefits of Topcef Oral Drops

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is an antibiotic medicine that works by killing the infection-causing bacteria in your body. It is effective for bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, and urinary tract among others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Topcef Oral Drops

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Topcef

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergy
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Topcef Oral Drops

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. Topcef 25mg Oral Drops may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Topcef Oral Drops works

Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, this medicine stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Topcef 25mg Oral Drops does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Topcef 25mg Oral Drops 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Topcef 25mg Oral Drops 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 Topcef 25mg Oral Drops, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Topcef 25mg Oral Drops does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Topcef 25mg Oral Drops should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topcef 25mg Oral Drops may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is recommended.
However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if you forget to take Topcef Oral Drops?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Do not give the double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give this medicine with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. Never use this medicine for such conditions.
  • Only give Topcef 25mg Oral Drops to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 3 generation

Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
My girl child of 2years is vomitting & also having loose motions due to travelling Whatever she's eating is immediately vomitted What eats to be given i have ondem & topcef syrups
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
ORS could be given. ORS packets are easily available in medical stores. If the ORS packets are not available, 1 teaspoon of sugar and equal amount of salt can be mixed in the cooled boiled water and provided after each bowel movement. This helps to restore the lost ions and water from the body.There are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Advice given without doing clinical examination can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient.
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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Topcef 25mg Oral Drops by mistake?

An extra dose of Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is unlikely to do harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Topcef 25mg Oral Drops to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Topcef 25mg Oral Drops?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Topcef 25mg Oral Drops?

Topcef 25mg Oral Drops can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Topcef 25mg Oral Drops. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Topcef 25mg Oral Drops?

Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.

Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Topcef 25mg Oral Drops on a long-term basis?

The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. The mucus coming out of my child’s nose is yellow-green. Is it a sign of a bacterial infection?

Yellow or green mucus in the nose does not mean that antibiotics are needed. During a common cold, it is normal for mucus to thicken up and change from clear to yellow or green. Symptoms often last for 7-10 days.

Q. My child is having a sore throat and ear infection. Can I give antibiotics?

No. More than 80% of sore throats and ear infections are caused by a virus and antibiotics are not given for viral infections. If your child has a sore throat, runny nose, a barky cough, pain, and discharge from the ear, it is most likely because of a virus. Consult your child’s doctor to seek guidance.

Q. Does a common cold caused by viruses always result in a secondary bacterial infection? When to start an antibiotic to prevent infection?

In most cases, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. Using antibiotics to treat viral infections may instead lead to side effects without benefiting your child's health. Use antibiotics only after consulting with your child’s doctor.

Q. Can Topcef 25mg Oral Drops impact my child’s digestive system?

Children often have a sensitive stomach and develop a stomach upset while taking antibiotics. When antibiotics are given, the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract may take a hit too. Topcef 25mg Oral Drops may kill off the good bacteria along with the bad, increasing the risk of developing other infections. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Topcef 25mg Oral Drops, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

Q. Can Topcef 25mg Oral Drops lead to bacterial resistance in my child?

Yes, irregular treatment, repeated use,, and misuse of Topcef 25mg Oral Drops can lead to resistance. Resistant bacteria are no longer killed by the antibiotics and may lead to reinfection.

Q. How long should I take Topcef 25mg Oral Drops?

Topcef 25mg Oral Drops is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. You should take it for the full duration of your treatment as advised by your doctor.

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