Q. Can the use of Cepodem XP cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP takes to work?
Usually, Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP?
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 Cepodem XP when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Cepodem XP and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP cause any serious side effects?
Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Cepodem XP and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Can Cepodem XP cause allergic reaction?
Yes, Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP?
The use of Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP.
Q. Can I take oral contraceptive pills while taking Cepodem XP?
No, Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP can increase the risks of side effects. Cepodem XP 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 Cepodem XP?
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.