Cefoprox 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.
Q. Is Cefoprox an antibiotic?
Yes, Cefoprox is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Can the use of Cefoprox cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Cefoprox can cause diarrhea. Cefoprox is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Can I stop taking Cefoprox when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Cefoprox before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by the doctor.
Q. How long does Cefoprox takes to work?
Usually, Cefoprox starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Cefoprox?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.