This is a combination medication which has Cefpodoxime, Lactobacillus, and Dicloxacillin as active ingredients. It is used for treating mild infections caused by bacteria. Most commonly, it is used to treat infections like bronchitis, urinary tract infections, infections that develop in the ear, throat, or nose, and gonorrhea. It treats these infections by not the bacteria from growing further. It can be taken for anywhere between 5 – 14 days, depending on the severity of one’s infection.
This medication can have side effects that are minor and go away on their own, as well as major side effects. If you experience any of these side effects, you should let your doctor know so that they can make them stop. Some of the major side effects include
- Vaginal itching
- White discharge from the vagina
- Deep coloured urine
How long is the duration of effect?The duration of effect lasts for 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The onset of action occurs anytime after an 1 hour after taking it.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?It is recommended to consult the doctor before using this medication.
Is it habit forming?
There are no habit forming tendencies reported with this medication.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
No, this medication is not safe for breastfeeding women as it can affect the baby.
Is It safe with alcohol?
It is not safe with alcohol. If you experience certain symptoms such as drowsiness or disorientation, then you must speak to your doctor immediately.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
As some of the side effects include problems with breathing, it is not advisable to drive after taking this medication.
Does this affect kidney function?
Patients who have impaired kidney function should not take this as it can lead to more kidney problems.
Does this affect liver function?
Patients who have impaired liver function should not take this as it can lead to more liver problems, including liver failure.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose, you should take one as soon as you remember that you’ve missed the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If you have overdosed this medication, you must consult your doctor immediately.
This medication belongs to 3rd generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins and inhibits the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Lactobacillus produces lactic acid in the intestine thereby preventing pathogens or bad bacteria from entering and growing. The lactic acid produced by Lactobacillus helps in restoring gastrointestinal health. Dicloxacillin is used in treating staphylococcal infections. The drug is mainly used against infections caused by bacteria that produce beta-lactamase.
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 Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Urine Ketones TestInform the doctor if you are advised to undergo this test.
Interaction with Medicine
These tablets can have adverse interactions with certain medications. These include cholera vaccine, amikacin, Furosemide, ethinyl estradiol, warfarin, chloramphenicol, and nifedipine.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
FoodInformation not available
Interaction with Disease
It can have negative interactions with certain diseases. These include Colitis, impaired kidney function, and impaired liver function.
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