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TOPCEF 400MG TABLET

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Composition for TOPCEF

Cefixime(400 mg)

food interaction for TOPCEF

alcohol interaction for TOPCEF

pregnancy interaction for TOPCEF

lactation interaction for TOPCEF

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Topcef 400mg tablet at a fixed time.
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UNSAFE
Topcef 400mg 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
Topcef 400mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for TOPCEF

Cefixime(400 mg)

Uses

Topcef 400mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever.

How it works

Topcef 400mg tablet 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

Allergic skin rash, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in swalloing, Headache, Itching, Stomach upset, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Wheezing

SUBSTITUTES for TOPCEF

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  • CEFTAS 400 MG TABLET
    (5 tablets in strip)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 22.40/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 112
    pay 94% more per tablet
  • TAXIM O 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 21.50/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 215.04
    pay 86% more per tablet
  • SECEF 400MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Novartis India Ltd
    Rs. 19.62/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 196.25
    pay 70% more per tablet
  • C TAX O 400 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
    Rs. 19/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 190
    pay 65% more per tablet
  • CEFIX 400 MG TABLET
    (4 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 28.89/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 115.57
    pay 150% more per tablet

Top Physicians

  • Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
    MBBS
    4.9
  • Dr. M. K. Singh
    MBBS, MD
    4.8
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Jha
    MBBS, MD
    4.7
  • Dr. Sushila Kataria
    MBBS, MD, Diploma
    4.6
  • Dr. Joy Chakraborty
    MBBS, MD
    4.5

Expert advice for TOPCEF

  • Take caution when taking the medicine if you have liver or kidney disease or history of anemia.
  • Take the tablets whole with a glass of water with or without food or milk. Do not crush or chew the tablets.
  • The medicine works best if taken with meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have kidney problems, inflammation of colon (colitis) or if you are taking medicines to thin the blood (e.g. warfarin).
  • Do not take cefixime if you are allergic to it or to any type of cephalosporin or penicillin drugs.
  • Do not take cefexime if you have allergic reaction (rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of lips, face, tongue and throat).
  • Do not give cefixime to a child less than 6 months of age.

Frequently asked questions for TOPCEF

Cefixime

Q.What is cefexime and what is it used for?
Cefexime (also available as Topcef/ Taxem/ Mahacef/ Zifi/ Suprax) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for a variety of infections of the throat, chest and urinary tract and infections like typhoid or gonorrhea

Q.Is cefixime same as penicillin?
It is not penicillin

Q.Does it contain sulfur?
It does not contain sulfur

Q.Does cefexime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking levofloxacin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)