Cefixime + Lactobacillus is a combination of two medicines: Cefixime + Lactobacillus1 and Cefixime + Lactobacillus2. Cefixime + Lactobacillus1 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. Cefixime + Lactobacillus2 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.
Q. My child is suffering from liver failure and his investigations showed high blood ammonia levels. Is it safe to give Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup?
No. It is better to avoid giving Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup as it contains lactobacillus which can further elevate the levels of blood ammonia and increase the risk of serious complications like coma.
Q. What if I give too much of Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup by mistake?
Avoid giving more than the recommended dose because overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition. Although an extra dose of Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup is unlikely to harm, if you think you have given too much of Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup to your child, immediately speak to a doctor.
Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup?
In rare cases, Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup may cause some serious side effects such as persistent vomiting, kidney damage, and allergy. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.
Q. What other medicines should not be given along with Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup?
Avoid giving Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup along with medicines like aminoglycosides such as amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, and anticoagulants (blood-thinners) such as warfarin. Before you start giving Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup to your child, let your child’s doctor know if your child is taking any of the above-mentioned medicines.
Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup?
It is advised to inform the doctor if your child is taking Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup at the time of vaccinations like BCG, cholera, and typhoid as Cefo L Rediuse Dry Syrup can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.
Q. The mucus coming out of my child’s nose is yellow-green. Is it a sign of a bacterial infection?
No, yellow or green mucus in the nose does not mean that antibiotics are needed. It is normal for mucus to thicken up and change from clear to yellow or green. With symptoms often lasting for 7-10 days, this is exactly how a common cold generally progresses.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 3rd Apr 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.