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Aricef O 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefixime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: August 20, 2019

Aricef O 200 MG Tablet is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It works as an antibiotic by stopping the growth of bacteria and also killing it. It is used to treat infections such as bronchitis ( infection of the air tubes to the lungs), gonorrhea ( a sexually transmitted disease) and infections of ear, throat, tonsils etc. Aricef O 200 MG Tablet only treats bacterial infections and doesn’t work for viral infections like flu. This medication comes in the form of chewable tablets and capsules.

This medication comes in the form of chewable tablets and capsules. It is usually taken at intervals of 12 or 24 hours. It should be taken at the same time every day. If you miss a dose, it’s better to skip that dose if it’s already too late. Overdosing can cause harmful effects in your body.

It is important to check all the ingredients before the medication. It can help you avoid having allergic reactions later in case you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Notify you doctor about any prescribed drugs or dietary supplements that might be taking. Also, if you have any history of liver disease or kidney problems, it is best to get an approval from the doctor regarding the safety of this medication. This medication can be harmful to pregnant women. Hence if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant soon, don’t take this medication.

This medication can cause certain side effects too. Some common side effects are: diarrhea, stomach pain, gas, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. These side effects usually go away on their own. But if these symptoms are severe, you should take medical help. However, some side effects can be serious and calls for immediate medical attention. These are : stomach cramps, rash, itching, hives, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, swelling of face ,tongue throat etc.

It should be stored in a tightly closed container. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat. Keep them out of the reach of children.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

Cefixime is used to treat the following problems:

  • Allergy

  • Lidocaine

  • Calcium-containing products

Cefixime is known to cause fewer side effects like:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    It is excreted in urine and feces and the effect lasts for a duration of up to 20 to 36 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 to 3 hours of administration via intramuscular injection.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Limited data is available on the use of this medication in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when benefits overweigh the risk.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine can be taken by women who are breastfeeding. Small amounts of medicine are excreted through human breast milk. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and thrush is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Aricef O 200 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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Aricef O 200 MG Tablet belongs to the third generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins and inhibits the bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Colitis

    Avoid taking this medicine if it leads to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain or blood in stools. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    Seizure Disorders

    Use with caution if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Discontinue if seizure is due to Aricef O 200 MG Tablet. Start with appropriate Anticonvulsant medicine if it is clinically indicated.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Cholera Vaccine

    Avoid cholera vaccine if the patient has taken Aricef O 200 MG Tablet within 14 days before vaccination. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Amikacin

    You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to occur if you have a kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Cyclosporine

    You may experience vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and headache if these medicines are used together. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

Ques: What is Aricef O 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: It performs action by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for their development. Cefixime is used to treat conditions such as Urinary Tract Infection, Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, and Bronchitis. It is also used to control ear infections, otitis media, fungal and Gonococcal infections.

Ques: What are the uses of Aricef O 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Urinary Tract Infection, Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, and Bronchitis. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions of Fungal and Gonococcal Infections. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using it, to avoid undesirable effects. It is advised, not to use this medication in case of common cold and viral infections.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Aricef O 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: It has some commonly reported side effects. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These are Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Dark or clay-colored stools, Swelling of the face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands, and feet, Dizziness, Acid or sour stomach, excessive gas in the stomach, Heartburn, Indigestion, Redness of the skin, Chest pain, Sore throat, and Unusual tiredness. If you experience any of the above-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this medication.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Aricef O 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication, therefore it is advised to use this medication with the consultation of the doctor. Proper disposal of the expired and unused medications is important to avoid health problems.
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