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XOP L 200 MG/250 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR XOP L

Cefpodoxime(200 mg),Levofloxacin(250 mg)

food interaction for XOP L

alcohol interaction for XOP L

pregnancy interaction for XOP L

lactation interaction for XOP L

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Xop l 200 mg/250 mg tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Xop l 200 mg/250 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR XOP L

Cefpodoxime(200 mg)

Uses

Cefpodoxime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever

How it works

Cefpodoxime 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

Nausea, Itching, Fever, Headache, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Diarrhoea
Levofloxacin(250 mg)

Uses

Levofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (TB)

How it works

Levofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Muscle pain, Joint pain, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Headache, Heartburn, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting

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Expert advice FOR XOP L

Do not take cefpodoxime within 2 hours of antacids or H2 antagonists (ranitidine, famotidine).Take this medicine with meals or a snack for better absorptionMake sure you finish the entire course of treatmentConsult your doctor:
  • If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or any other cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefadroxil, cephalexin, penicillin, or any other drugs.
  • If you have diarrhea, inflammation of large intestine (colon) colitis, or stomach problems, blood clotting problem.
  • If you have or had kidney or liver disease.
  • If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking cefpodoxime.
  • If you have taken cefpodoxime repeatedly or for longer duration.

Frequently asked questions FOR XOP L

Cefpodoxime

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Is cefpodoxime an antibiotic?
Yes, cefpodoxime is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.

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Does cefpodoxime treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Cefpodoxime is used to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus mirabilis or Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

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Is cefpodoxime a sulfa drug?
Cefpodoxime is not a sulfa drug, it belongs to a class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics.

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Is cefpodoxime safe to use?
Cefpodoxime is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

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Is cefpodoxime a steroid?
Cefpodoxime is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.

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Is cefpodoxime safe to use in pregnancy?
There are no or limited data on the use of cefpodoxime in pregnant women. Cefpodoxime may be used during pregnancy only if considered absolutely necessary by the doctor. Please consult your doctor before using cefpodoxime proxetil in pregnancy.

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Is cefpodoxime related to penicillin?
Cefpodoxime belongs to a group of antibiotics known as beta-lactam antibiotics. Beta-lactam antibiotics are grouped together as they share a common structural feature, the beta-lactam ring and are further divided into different subgroups like penicillins, cephalosporins, and others. Cefpodoxime belongs to the cephalosporin subgroup of beta-lactam antibiotics.

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Is cefpodoxime safe for humans?
Yes. Cefpodoxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen with cefpodoxime?
Cefpodoxime can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does cefpodoxime treat chlamydia?
Cefpodoxime has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.

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Does cefpodoxime cover pseudomonas?
Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.

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Does cefpodoxime affect birth control?
Yes, cefpodoxime can affect birth control. It can reduce the contraceptive (pregnancy preventing) effect of estrogen which is a component of the oral combined contraception pill (birth control pill). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Does cefuroxime have penicillin?
No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.

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Does cefpodoxime cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Cefpodoxime is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.

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Does cefpodoxime cover enterococcus?
Cefpodoxime has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.

Levofloxacin

Q.

Does levofloxacin/ L-cin 500/ Levomac/ Levoday/ Levobact contain penicillin or sulpha?
No, levofloxacin belong to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It does not contain penicillin or sulpha

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Is levofloxacin gluten free?
Yes, levofloxacin sold as generic is gluten free

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Is levofloxacin the same as ciprofloxacin?
They belong to same class of antibiotics, but are different drugs

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Is levofloxacin a narcotic?
No. Levofloxacin is not a narcotic drug

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Can I take levofloxacin for sore throat, tonsil and strep throat?
Yes. Levofloxacin can be used to treat sore throat, tonsillitis and strep throat infections. Please consult your doctor before taking drug

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Can I take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin?
Yes. You can take levofloxacin with Tylenol/ Nyquil/ Benadryl/ Nexium/ Claritin. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

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Does levofloxacin cover Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?
No. Levofloxacin is not effective against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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Does levofloxacin affect birth control?
No. Levofloxacin does not affect birth control pills. 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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)