Overview

Uses of Xofex Syrup

Xofex Syrup is used in the treatment of respiratory tract infection.

Xofex Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache

How to use Xofex Syrup

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.

How Xofex Syrup works

Xofex Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Cefpodoxime Proxetil and Clavulanic Acid. Cefpodoxime Proxetil 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 Proxetil against bacteria.

Xofex Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
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.
Lactation
SAFE
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.
Driving
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.
Kidney
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.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Xofex Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

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
Heart Specialist
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
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Xofex cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Xofex can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Xofex takes to work?

Usually, Xofex 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 Xofex?

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.

Q. Can I stop taking Xofex when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Xofex and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What is Xofex?

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 diarrhea, yellowing of the eyes and skin, bruising or skin discoloration, shortness of breath, widespread rash, skin peeling and fever. All of these reactions needs urgent medical attention.

Q. Can I stop taking Xofex when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Xofex and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can Xofex cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Xofex can cause allergic reaction and is considered to be harmful patients with known allergy to a group of antibiotics called Cephalosporins. Get emergency medical help if you notice any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty in 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 considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to penicillins or any other excipients present in this medicine. 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. So, ask your doctor about using a birth control method which does not affect your hormone levels (such as a condom, diaphragm and spermicide).

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Xofex can increase the risks of 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 recommended storage condition for Xofex?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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