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Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefixime, Dicloxacillin, Lactobacillus
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 18, 2019

The medication is used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as bronchitis ( infection of the air tubes to the lungs), gonorrhea ( a sexually transmitted disease) and infections of ear, throat, tonsils etc.

It is important to check all the ingredients before using the medication. Exercise caution if you have any history of liver disease or kidney problems. This medication can be harmful to pregnant women.

The tablet can cause certain side effects such as 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.

  • Allergy

  • Lidocaine

  • Calcium-containing products

  • 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.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Limited data is available on the use of this drug in pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    This medicine should not be taken by women who are breastfeeding.

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

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

This medication 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


    Patients who suffer from colitis and renal disease should not use this medicine.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    It is not advised to take this medicine in combination with amikacin, chloramphenicol, nifedipine, warfarin, ethinyl estradiol, cholera vaccine and furosemide.

Ques: What is Mahacef xl 200 tablet?

Ans: Mahacef-Xl tablet is an antibiotic and works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Ques: What are the uses of Mahacef xl 200 tablet?

Ans: Mahacef-Xl is used for the treatment of bacterial infection.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Mahacef xl 200 tablet?

Ans: Possible side-effects include allergic reaction, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and dyspepsia.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Mahacef xl 200 tablet?

Ans: Mahacef-Xl 200 should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet?

Ans: It should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Clostridium infection, High fever, Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins, Hypersensitivity to penicillins, Pseudomembranous colitis, etc.

Ques: Is Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary.

Ques: Will Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose can lead to increased chances of side effects.
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About Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet
What are the uses of Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet
What are the contraindications of Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet ?
Key highlights of Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet
What are the substitutes for Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet ?
FAQs about Mahacef-Xl 200 Tablet