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Ximclav 50 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Ximclav 50 mg Tablet is a combination medicine. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It treats infection and prevents further infections by acting against the microorganisms. It also prevents diarrhea which may occur as a side effect of this medicine.

Ximclav 50 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is advised to take it as per the prescription. It can be taken with or without food, but it must be taken at a fixed time to ensure better efficacy. The medicine should be swallowed as a whole without crushing or chewing. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment must be completed even if you feel better.

The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion, rashes, etc. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help. To overcome or avoid the side effects, you should keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water and follow a healthy and balanced diet.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Ximclav Tablet

Benefits of Ximclav Tablet

In Bacterial infections

Ximclav 50 mg Tablet helps treat infections that are caused by bacteria. It contains two medicines, Cefixime, and Clavulanic acid. Cefixime stops the growth of infection-causing bacteria. Clavulanic Acid enhances the activity of Cefixime against the bacteria as well as reduces resistance of the bacteria to the antibiotic. It also contains beneficial bacteria that protect the inner layers of your stomach and intestines. This medicine can relieve frequent loose motions and also help you to stay well by preventing them from coming back.
This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all the infectious bacteria are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Ximclav Tablet

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 Ximclav

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Ximclav Tablet

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. Ximclav 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ximclav Tablet works

Ximclav 50 mg Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Cefixime, Clavulanic Acid, and Lactobacillus. Cefixime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Cefixime. Addition of Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefixime against bacteria. Lactobacillus is a live micro-organism which restores the balance of good bacteria in the intestine that may get upset with antibiotic use or due to intestinal infections.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Ximclav 50 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ximclav 50 mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ximclav 50 mg Tablet 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ximclav 50 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ximclav 50 mg Tablet may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ximclav 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ximclav 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ximclav 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ximclav 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ximclav Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ximclav 50 mg Tablet, 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.

All substitutes

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections, even if they have developed resistance. 
  • 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Ximclav 50 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
  • Do not use leftover medicine for treating any infection in the future. Always consult your doctor before taking any antibiotic.

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ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
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Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Ximclav 50 mg Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ximclav 50 mg Tablet 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 Ximclav 50 mg Tablet takes to work?

Usually, Ximclav 50 mg Tablet 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 Ximclav 50 mg Tablet?

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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References

  1. Cefixime. Guildford, Surrey: Sanofi; 2009 [revised 28 Jun. 2018]. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Cefixime. Baltimore, Maryland: Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 1986 [revised May 2012]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Clavulanic Acid. Terrungem SNT, Portugal: Hikma Farmaceutica (Portugal) S.A; 4 Jul. 2001 [revised 30 Jul. 2015]. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2018] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Lactobacillus acidophilus. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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