Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin1 and Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin2. Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin1 works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria in the human body. Cefpodoxime Proxetil + Ofloxacin2 works by preventing the bacteria from reproducing and repairing themselves. Together, they treat your infection effectively.
Q. Can Doxcef-O Tablet be used to treat viral infections?
No, Doxcef-O Tablet is only indicated to treat bacterial infections. It does not treat viral infections (such as common cold and flu).
Q. How to take Doxcef-O Tablet?
Take this medication orally with or without food as directed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken once a day. Take the medicine for the prescribed period, even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
Q. Can the use of Doxcef-O Tablet cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Doxcef-O Tablet can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill the good and helpful bacteria present in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case of diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if diarrhea persists and you notice any signs of dehydration, like less urination with dark colored and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting your doctor.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Doxcef-O Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. Can I stop taking Doxcef-O Tablet when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Doxcef-O Tablet and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What if I miss my dose?
Take Doxcef-O Tablet as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Doxcef-O Tablet?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.