You should take Extacef as long as advised by your doctor. It is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. Take it for the full duration of your treatment.
Q. Can I stop taking Extacef when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Extacef before completing the full course of treatment. Your may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. So, it is important to take this medicine for the duration advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Extacef a strong antibiotic?
Yes, Extacef is a strong antibiotic i.e broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is used to treat variety of bacterial infection like Urinary tract infection, Otitis Media, Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis, Bronchitis and Gonorrhea
Q. Can the use of Extacef cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Extacef 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Can I stop taking Extacef when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Extacef and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. How long does Extacef takes to work?
Usually, Extacef 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 Extacef?
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 22nd Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.