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Eliminate 500Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Cefadroxil
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

A cephalosporin antibiotic, Eliminate 500Mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections affecting the skin, tonsils, throat and urinary tract. The medicine kills the bacteria, thus preventing the infection. It is available in the form of a capsule, tablet and liquid to be taken orally.

Eliminate 500Mg Tablet is usually taken with or without food once or twice in a day. However, it is better to take the medicine with food to reduce the symptoms of stomach upset and nausea. You should take the medication as recommended by your doctor.

In case you miss a dose, you can have it as soon as you remember it but do not take two doses together to make up for a missed one. Before you start a course of this medicine, inform the doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Bleeding issues
  • Any kidney disease
  • Stomach or intestinal problem, especially colitis
  • Pregnant or planning to be
  • Breastfeeding mother
  • Any allergic or unusual reactions to any food or medications

Eliminate 500Mg Tablet has some mild side effects like gas, heartburn, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. They normally do not require any medical supervision and go away in a few days. However, you must report to your doctor at once if you face any of the following side effects:

  • Allergic reactions like hives, itching, skin rash or swelling
  • Problems in breathing
  • Redness, blistering, loosening or peeling of skin
  • Severe and watery diarrhea
  • Swollen joints
  • A feeling of unusual tiredness and dizziness
  • Fever and chills, hallucinations

In case of children, you must consult the paediatrician first before starting the medication as there is a possibility that special care may be required. Also, Eliminate 500Mg Tablet can show a false-positive result in some diabetic urine-testing products. It can also affect the result of other lab tests. Ensure to inform the people doing the lab test or the doctor if you are under this medication.

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.

The primary use of this medication is as follows:

  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Eliminate 500Mg Tablet or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins.

Possible side effects of this tablet are as follows:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medicine is excreted in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 4 to 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine could be observed in 1 to 1.3 hours after oral administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Clear data is not available for the use of this medicine in pregnant women. Use this medicine only if clearly needed under doctor's supervision.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    This medicine is known to be excreted through human breast milk. Take this medicine only if clearly needed under doctor's supervision. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea is necessary.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    It is found to be safe to consume alcohol with this medicine.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    It is not known whether it affects the patients ability to drive or not. If you experience any symptoms affecting your consciousness, then must avoid driving.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution must be taken in patient with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Consult your doctor before taking it.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    It is found to be safe to use this medicine in patients with liver disease. Limited data is available suggesting adjustment of dose might not be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Eliminate 500Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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  • 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.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
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This medicine belongs to the first generation cephalosporins. It works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins which would inhibit the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

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

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

    This medicine causes false Positive direct Coombs', false-positive urinary glucose test using cupric sulfate (Benedict's solution, Clinitest®, Fehling's solution), false-positive serum or urine creatinine with Jaffé reaction.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    • Increased effect: Probenecid may decrease cephalosporin elimination.
    • Increased toxicity: Furosemide, aminoglycosides may be a possible additive to nephrotoxicity.
  • Interaction with Food

    Concomitant administration with food, infant formula, or cow's milk does not significantly affect absorption.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Modify dosage in patients with severe renal impairment; prolonged use may result in superinfection; use with caution in patients with a history of penicillin allergy especially IgE-mediated reactions (eg, anaphylaxis, urticaria); may cause antibiotic-associated colitis or colitis secondary to C. difficile

Ques: What is Eliminate 500Mg Tablet?

Ans: Eliminate 500Mg Tablet is a medication that has Cefadroxil as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by killing the bacteria.

Ques: What are the uses of Eliminate 500Mg Tablet?

Ans: Eliminate 500Mg Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention of conditions such as Pyelonephritis, Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis, and Urinary Tract Infection. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat a condition like Impetigo.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Eliminate 500Mg Tablet?

Ans: Eliminate 500Mg Tablet has some commonly reported side effects that may or may not occur. Some side effects of Eliminate 500Mg Tablet are Diarrhea, Fever with chills, Black or tarry stools, Redness of the skin, Joint pain, Muscle pain, Difficulty, or painful urination, Acid or sour stomach, Heartburn, Indigestion, and Stomach pain.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Eliminate 500Mg Tablet?

Ans: Eliminate 500Mg Tablet should be stored in a cool and dry place and should be kept out of the hands of children.

Ques: Should I use Eliminate 500Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The onset of action of this medication will not alter in any way whether on taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to take this medication at a fixed time in a day. Please consult your doctor before using the Eliminate 500Mg Tablet.

Ques: How long do I need to use Eliminate 500Mg Tablet before I see the improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Eliminate 500Mg Tablet is consumed until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking Eliminate 500Mg Tablet longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid while taking Eliminate 500Mg Tablet?

Ans: There is no specific food product to avoid, under usage of this medication. It will be beneficial to keep your diet healthy and to ignore street food in order to avoid any kind of harmful bacterial intake. It is also advised to stay away from drinking and smoking to uplift your health.

Ques: Will Eliminate 500Mg Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: Please follow the doses of the medication, as prescribed by your doctor. If you take more than the recommended doses of Eliminate 500Mg Tablet, it may cause some side effects. It is advised to ask your doctor to re-examine your condition if the severity in the health is not reducing.

Ques: Is it safe to consume alcohol with Eliminate 500Mg Tablet?

Ans: Eliminate 500Mg Tablet is found safe to be consumed with alcohol.

Ques: Is Eliminate 500Mg Tablet safe to be consumed by pregnant and breastfeeding women?

Ans: Eliminate 500Mg Tablet should be taken under a doctor’s supervision if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby to avoid side-effects.
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