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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: April 01, 2021

Betamox treats bacterial infections including the treatment of otitis media, sinusitis, and infections caused by susceptible organisms involving the respiratory tract, skin, and urinary tract. It interferes with the synthesis of the cell wall in a bacteria and stops it from growing.

This medication is used to treat infections of the lungs and airways, skin, middle ear, sinuses, and the urinary tract. It also treats conditions like tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis and gonorrhea. It is used in the prophylaxis of bacterial endocarditis in patients undergoing surgical or dental procedures

You should not use this antibiotic combination if you are allergic to any penicillin-based antibiotic. These antibiotics can make birth control pills less effective so ask your doctor about using nonhormonal birth control to prevent pregnancy during the treatment.

Take entire prescription, even if you are feeling better. Take at equal intervals around-the-clock. You may experience nausea or vomiting (small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking lozenges, or chewing gum may help).

Common side effects may include stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, vaginal itching or discharge or swollen or black tongue. Call your doctor at once if you have the following after using this medicine:

  • Diarrhoea, fever, cold or flu symptoms, cough, troubled breathing.
  • Swollen glands, severe skin irritation and rashes or joint pain.
  • Jaundice, confusion or weakness, dark coloured urine.
  • Numbness, severe tingling, pain or muscle weakness.
  • Easy bruising or unusual bleeding of nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum.

Take medication as directed, with a large glass of water 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Take at regular intervals around-the-clock and take for length of time prescribed. You may experience some gastric distress (small frequent meals may help) and diarrhea (if this persists, consult prescriber).

If diabetic, drug may cause false tests with Clinitest® urine glucose monitoring; use of glucose oxidase methods (Clinistix®) or serum glucose monitoring is preferable. This drug may interfere with oral contraceptives; an alternate form of birth control should be used. Report fever, vaginal itching, sores in the mouth, loose foul-smelling stools, yellowing of skin or eyes, and change in color of urine or stool.

The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:

  • Bacterial Infections

Common side effects of this medicine include:

  • 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.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    This medication should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    This medication should be used with caution in patients with liver disease.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consumption with alcohol is unknown. Please contact your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Do not drive unless you are feeling well. This medication can have side effects and the symptoms may make you unfit to drive.

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. Also, the drug is 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 Lab Test

    False-positive urine and serum proteins; false-positive in uric acid, urinary steroids; may interfere with urinary glucose tests using cupric sulfate (Benedict's solution, Clinitest®); may inactivate aminoglycosides in vitro.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    • Decreased effect: Efficacy of oral contraceptives may be reduced; decreased effect of warfarin.
    • Increased effect: Disulfiram, probenecid may increase penicillin levels.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Monitor PT if patient concurrently on warfarin; elimination of drug is slow in neonates; use with caution in patients allergic to cephalosporins; bad taste of suspension may make compliance difficult
  • Interaction with Food

    Decreases drug absorption rate; decreases drug serum concentration. Administer on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.

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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