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Dekef 200 mg Tablet 10's

Dekef 200 mg Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Pebble Pharmaceutical

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Dekef 200 mg Tablet

Dekef 200 mg Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue. Bacterial infections are caused due to the multiplication of harmful bacteria inside or on the body.

Dekef 200 mg Tablet contains 'Cefpodoxime Proxetil', which is a broad-spectrum antibiotic effective against both gram-positive and negative groups of bacteria. It works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering (cell wall), which is necessary for their survival. Therefore, it kills the bacteria and helps treat and prevent the spread of bacterial infections.

Take this medicine as prescribed. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea (watery or loose stool), abdominal pain, loss of appetite, bloating, skin rash, and itching. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

Talk to your doctor before taking Dekef 200 mg Tablet if you have had inflammation in the bowel, kidney or liver problems. Do not take antacids and anti-ulcer medicines along with Dekef 200 mg Tablet ; maintain a gap of 2-3 hours between both. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before starting Dekef 200 mg Tablet . Avoid alcohol consumption to prevent unpleasant side effects. Dekef 200 mg Tablet may cause dizziness; hence, drive or operate machinery only if you are alert. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side effects.

Uses of Dekef 200 mg Tablet

Treatment of Bacterial infections

Medicinal Benefits

Dekef 200 mg Tablet belongs to the group of antibiotic medicines called 'cephalosporins' used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue. It is composed of Cefpodoxime Proxetil. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, as well as aerobic and some anaerobic bacteria.  Dekef 200 mg Tablet works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering, which is necessary for their survival. Thereby, it kills the bacteria and helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections. Dekef 200 mg Tablet has been shown to reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Directions for Use

Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not crush, chew or break it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Dekef 200 mg Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bloating
  • Skin rash
  • Itching

Drug Warnings

Taking antibiotics on your own may lead to antibiotic resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Before taking Dekef 200 mg Tablet , let your doctor know if you have/had inflammation in bowel, kidney, or liver problems. Do not take antacids or anti-ulcer medicines along with Dekef 200 mg Tablet and maintain at least a gap of 2-3 hours between both medicines. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek medical advice before starting Dekef 200 mg Tablet . Avoid alcohol consumption while being treated with Dekef 200 mg Tablet to prevent unpleasant side effects. Dekef 200 mg Tablet may cause dizziness, hence drive or operate machinery only if you are alert.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction:  Dekef 200 mg Tablet may interact with water pills (furosemide), blood thinners (warfarin), supplements (calcium/vitamin D), antacids (cimetidine, ranitidine,), and anti-gout medicines (probenecid). 

Drug-Food Interaction:  No interactions found/established.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Let your doctor know if you have colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon), seizures (epilepsy), kidney, and liver diseases before starting Dekef 200 mg Tablet .

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • FUROSEMIDE
  • WARFARIN
  • CALCIUM
  • VITAMIN D
  • CIMETIDINE
  • RANITIDINE
  • PROBENECID

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Antibiotics can alter the useful bacteria in the stomach, which help indigestion. Therefore, you are advised to take foods rich in probiotics such as yoghurt/curd, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, kombucha, buttermilk, natto and cheese.

  • Eat fibre rich food like whole grains, beans, lentils, berries, broccoli, peas and bananas.

  • Avoid foods rich in calcium, grapefruit and grapefruit juice as they might hinder the absorption of antibiotics.

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol to treat your condition effectively.

  • Avoid usage of tobacco.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infection: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect our body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. It can target any body part and multiply very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms, like fever, chills, and fatigue. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. However, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine are more prone to bacterial infection.

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Alcohol

Safe

No interaction is found with alcohol. However, it is better to avoid/limit alcohol intake while using Dekef 200 mg Tablet . For more information, please seek medical advice.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will prescribe Dekef 200 mg Tablet only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Cefpodoxime Proxetil may pass into the breast milk when used by a nursing mother. Please consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding before starting Dekef 200 mg Tablet .

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Driving

Caution

Dekef 200 mg Tablet may cause dizziness; do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy.

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Liver

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have liver impairment/liver disease before taking Dekef 200 mg Tablet .

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking Dekef 200 mg Tablet .

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Children

Caution

Dekef 200 mg Tablet should be used for children only if prescribed by the doctor. However, Dekef 200 mg Tablet is not recommended for children less than 2 months as safety and efficacy have not been established.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

371, Sarja Market Complex ,Sec-7, Rohini New Delhi -110085
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FAQs

Dekef 200 mg Tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissue.
Dekef 200 mg Tablet works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering, necessary for their survival. Thereby, it kills the bacteria and helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections.
Diarrhoea is the most reported common side effect of Dekef 200 mg Tablet . So, it is advisable to drink lots of fluids and eat non-spicy food if you experience diarrhoea. If you observe blood in stools (tarry stools) or experience excess diarrhoea (vomiting or watery stool), immediately consult your doctor. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.
It is recommended to complete the course of Dekef 200 mg Tablet even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will, in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic-resistance).
Dekef 200 mg Tablet may cause stomach upset as a side-effect. To avoid this, take Dekef 200 mg Tablet preferably with food. Taking Dekef 200 mg Tablet with food helps in increasing its absorption in the body.
Do not take antacids or anti-ulcer medicines along with Dekef 200 mg Tablet . Try to maintain at least a gap of 2-3 hours between both medicines.

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