ODOXIL DT 250MG
ODOXIL DT 250MG belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of pharyngitis (sore throat), tonsillitis (swollen tonsils), bronchopneumonia (lung infection), urinary tract infections (infection of bladder or urethra), and skin and soft tissue infections.
Harmful & infectious bacteria can reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. ODOXIL DT 250MG contains cefadroxil, which is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis, leading to cell death. It doesn’t treat cold, flu, or other viral infections.
ODOXIL DT 250MG is available for oral use in the form of tablet, capsule, or suspension. It should be used only when needed, and the course of therapy should be completed as prescribed by your doctor even when your symptoms improve. Abrupt stopping or irrational use (incorrect dose or self-medication) of antibiotics may cause ‘antibiotic resistance’, in which the bacterium doesn’t get killed by the antibiotic. Common side-effects of ODOXIL DT 250MG are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, glossitis (sore tongue), dyspepsia (indigestion), abdominal pain, skin rash, and itching. Some patients may experience ‘Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD)’, a condition in which healthy bacteria in the colon (intestine) are disrupted.
Do not take ODOXIL DT 250MG if you have a known allergy to cefadroxil, cephalosporin antibiotics, and penicillins. Cefadroxil present in ODOXIL DT 250MG is a beta-lactam antibiotic that has a similar structure to penicillin. People allergic to penicillin may develop cross-sensitivity (sensitivity of one drug causes sensitivity to another drug that has a similar chemical structure. Inform your doctor if you are using any prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Tell your doctor if you are previously diagnosed with any stomach or intestinal problems, especially colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon (large intestine)), or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Bacterial infections such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and skin and soft tissue infections
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Like other medicines, ODOXIL DT 250MG may cause side-effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia (indigestion), abdominal pain, glossitis (swelling of tongue), skin rash, and itching. Inform your doctor if these side-effects do not disappear or get worsen. A severe allergic reaction to ODOXIL DT 250MG is rare. ODOXIL DT 250MG should not be used in patients who have hypersensitivity to ODOXIL DT 250MG, the cephalosporin, or the penicillin groups of antibiotics.
Before taking ODOXIL DT 250MG, tell your doctor if you are allergic to cefadroxil, cephalosporin antibiotics, or penicillin. People allergic to penicillin may also experience an allergy to cefadroxil due to cross-sensitivity (sensitivity to one drug may cause sensitivity to another drug if they have a similar chemical structure). Inform your doctor if you are using any prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. You may experience ‘Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD)’ after using ODOXIL DT 250MG. So, tell your doctor if you are previously diagnosed with gastrointestinal disease (affecting stomach or intestine), especially colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon (large intestine)). In addition, tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney disease as dosage adjustments are necessary. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Intake of alcohol while taking ODOXIL DT 250MG may increase the risk of side-effects.
ODOXIL DT 250MG is a category B medicine. It should be used in pregnant women only when required and prescribed by your doctor.
ODOXIL DT 250MG may be excreted in breast milk in low amounts. So, it should be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers.
ODOXIL DT 250MG may cause dizziness. So, do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking ODOXIL DT 250MG.
ODOXIL DT 250MG to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. ODOXIL DT 250MG dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
ODOXIL DT 250MG should be used in patients with kidney diseases with extreme caution as ODOXIL DT 250MG may cause renal toxicity. Dose adjustments are necessary.
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ODOXIL DT 250MG is used to treat bacterial infections. It reduces the infection by inhibiting bacterial growth. It disrupts the formation of the cell membrane by interfering with protein synthesis, leading to cell death.
ODOXIL DT 250MG is available in suspension form for use in children below 6 years of age and with bodyweight less than 40 kg. ODOXIL DT 250MG capsules or tablets are not recommended for infants and children below 6 years of age.
ODOXIL DT 250MG may disrupt the natural flora present in the intestine leading to ‘Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea'. Take probiotics to restore the gut bacteria after completing the course of antibiotics. Consult a doctor if you have watery or bloody stools.
People allergic to penicillin should not take ODOXIL DT 250MG as they may develop cross-sensitivity (sensitivity to drugs that has similar structures). ODOXIL DT 250MG contains cefadroxil which has a similar structure to that of penicillin.
Complete the course of therapy as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue or abruptly stop the medication as it may lead to antibiotic resistance, a condition in which bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.
Overdose of ODOXIL DT 250MG may lead to nausea, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are unreal), hyperreflexia (overactive reflexes), extrapyramidal symptoms (involuntary muscle movements), confusion, and a decrease in renal function. Consult a doctor immediately if you accidentally overdose on medicine.
ODOXIL DT 250MG does not treat a viral infection like the flu or a common cold. So if you are feeling under the weather, it is best to consult the doctor to know if you need ODOXIL DT 250MG for your condition.
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