Q. What if I overdose my child by mistake?
A single extra dose of Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension is unlikely to do any harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.
Q. Can Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension cause any serious side effects?
Yes, Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension may rarely cause some serious side effects. These include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, severe diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension?
Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension?
Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.
Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension on a long-term basis?
The doctor may prescribe kidney and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.
Q. My child has a runny nose and I can see yellow-green color mucus oozing out from my child’s nose. What does it indicate?
During a common cold, it is normal for mucus to thicken up and change from clear to yellow or green. This color change of mucus does not necessarily indicate the need for antibiotics. These symptoms often last for 7-10 days. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor.
Q. Can Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension impact my child’s digestive system?
Children generally have a sensitive stomach, and they may develop a stomach upset while taking medicines. Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension is an antibiotic and its use may affect or compromise the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract. It may kill off the good bacteria along with the bad and increase the risk of developing other infections. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension, do not abruptly stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. The doctor may suggest an alternative dose to reduce the chances of such side effects.
Q. Can Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension lead to bacterial resistance in my child?
Yes, irregular treatment, repeated use, and misuse of Cefoxil 125mg Oral Suspension can lead to bacterial resistance. This means that whenever next required, the same antibiotic may not be effective, and a different antibiotic may be needed for your child, which too may not work or cause increased side-effects.