No, CT L is not the same as penicillin. CT L belongs to the third generation class of cephalosporins. CT L is active against numerous gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including several with resistance to other antibiotics such as penicillin.
Q. What kind of infections does CT L treat?
CT L is an antibiotic used to treat conditions such as lower respiratory tract infections (related to the lungs, windpipe and airways), skin and skin structure infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis (brain related).
Q. Can the use of CT L cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of CT L can cause diarrhea. CT L 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. What if I do not get better after using CT L?
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.
Q. Can I stop taking CT L when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking CT L 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. What if I forget to take a dose of CT L?
If you have missed a dose of CT L, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Is CT L effective?
CT L is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using CT L too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. How long does CT L take to work?
Usually, CT L starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.