Medicine Overview of Xofex Syrup
Xofex Syrup is used in the treatment of respiratory tract infection.
Side Effects of Xofex 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 measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Xofex Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Xofex Syrup 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 Xofex Syrup
- 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 Xofex Syrup 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 Xofex Syrup and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
Xofex Syrup related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Xofex Syrup 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.
Xofex Syrup 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.
Xofex Syrup may cause side effects such as allergic reactions, dizziness or fits that may make you unfit to drive.
Xofex Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xofex Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Xofex Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Questions Related to Xofex
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
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 Xofex Syrup
Xofex 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 Xofex cause any serious side effects?
Xofex 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 Xofex when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Xofex 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 Xofex cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Xofex 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 Xofex cause allergic reaction?
Yes, Xofex 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 Xofex?
The use of Xofex 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 Xofex.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Xofex?
No, Xofex 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 Xofex.
Q. Can I take a higher dose of this medicine than recommended?
No, taking higher than recommended dose of Xofex can lead to increased side effects. Xofex 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.
Q. What is the storage condition for the Xofex?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
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