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Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medications called 'cephalosporin antibiotics' primarily used for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections of the skin, ears, lungs, prostate and urinary tract. Besides this, it also treats typhoid fever and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) like chlamydia and gonorrhoea. A bacterial infection happens when harmful bacteria enter inside the body and start multiplying. These harmful bacteria are responsible for producing toxins that can cause diseases like strep throat, urinary tract infection (UTI), bacterial food poisoning, gonorrhoea, bacterial meningitis, cellulitis, Lyme disease, and tetanus. Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's does not work against viral infections like flu and colds.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's contains 'Cefixime' (cephalosporin antibiotic) and 'Ofloxacin' (fluoroquinolone antibiotic) that works by preventing the formation of the outer covering of the bacteria (cell wall) required for their survival. Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's prevents the release of a chemical messenger (mucopeptides) by the bacteria, thereby weakening and destroying the bacterial cell wall. Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's is a broad range antibiotic that works against a wide range of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Take Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's as prescribed. Your doctor will recommend how often you take Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's based on your medical condition. Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's may cause some common side effects that include diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain, and vomiting. However, some of these side effects do not require medical attention and will pass within a couple of days. If side effects become get worse with time or do not pass within a couple of days, then one should consult their doctor.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's is not allowed to use in patients who are already taking any of the other antibiotics or having kidney or liver problems. This medicine can only be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women if strongly suggested by the doctor. Ofloxacin present in Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's may cause and aggravate symptoms of existing peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in legs), tendinitis (swelling or tearing of a tendon), myasthenia gravis (skeletal muscle weakness), and respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis. People with diabetes should contact a doctor before taking Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's as Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's can lower your blood sugar level in some cases. Patient with central nervous system disorder or epilepsy (fits) should avoid intake of Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's as its use is contraindicated for them.
Bacterial infections, Typhoid fever, Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's is a combination of cephalosporin and fluoroquinolone antibiotics that works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal). Cefixime works by stopping the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the formation of a protective layer required by the bacteria or its growth. At the same time, Ofloxacin acts by blocking the action of a chemical messenger, which helps the genetic material of bacteria to survive. The doctor usually prescribes Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's for the treatment of typhoid fever and urinary tract infections. Besides this, it also treats bacterial infections of the prostate, skin, lungs, sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhoea (cervical/urethral), ear infections (acute otitis media), upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), lower respiratory tract infection, tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils) and pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx).
You should avoid taking Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's if you are hypersensitive to ofloxacin, cefixime or other macrolide antibiotics as it may lead to overdose and toxicity. The use of Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's is only allowed in pregnancy or breastfeeding if clearly suggested by the doctor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding before using Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's. Ofloxacin present in Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's may cause and aggravate symptoms of existing peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in legs), tendinitis (swelling or tearing of a tendon), myasthenia gravis (skeletal muscle weakness), and respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis. People with diabetes should contact a doctor before taking Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's as Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's can lower your blood sugar level in some cases. Patient with central nervous system disorder or epilepsy (fits) should avoid intake of Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's as its use is contraindicated for them.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's should be avoided to be taken with vaccines including typhoid vaccine, cholera vaccine, and Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG vaccine), antiepileptic (carbamazepine), blood thinner (warfarin), antacid and ulcer treating medicine (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, cimetidine, sucralfate), medicine to treat excess uric acid (probenecid), medicines for arthritis (methotrexate), diuretics/water pills (furosemide), asthma medicine (theophylline) and pain killers (fenbufen, ibuprofen).
Drug-Food Interaction: A person should limit the consumption of eating a high-fat meal as this makes it harder for your body to absorb Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's. Do not consume grapefruit during antibiotics treatment can prevent the body from utilizing Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's properly. So, prevent intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice with the antibiotic. Avoid consuming calcium enriched foods and drinks as it might affect the working of Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's.
Drug-Disease Interaction: People affected with diabetes mellitus, renal dysfunction, liver disease, seizure disorders, colitis (bowel disease that affects the large intestine, causing irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the colon) should not take Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's.
It is best to limit the consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's should only be given in pregnancy if clearly suggested by the doctor after weighing the benefits and potential risks of medication.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's should be suggested to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor has judged it to outweigh the potential risks to the infant. Hence one should consult with their doctor before taking Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's.
A person should avoid driving as it may cause impaired vision and affect thinking ability.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's should be taken with caution in patients having a history of liver diseases/conditions. The doctor may suggest lower doses initially.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially in persons having a history of Kidney disorders. The doctor may initially suggest a lower dose of initially.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's to be given to children below the age of 12 with caution only if clearly prescribed by a doctor.
If you experience diarrhoea or CDAD (C. difficile-associated disease) immediately contact a doctor or nearby clinic as you might require sufficient electrolyte and other interventions for preventing water loss or dehydration.
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Bacterial infection: The bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria enter, and get multiplied, and cause sickness inside the body. Common symptoms of bacterial infection may vary depending upon the type of infection and bacteria, causing it. Some other symptoms of a bacterial infection include fever, feeling tired, swollen lymph nodes, headache, nausea, or vomiting. Bacteria are single-celled small microorganisms found in different shapes and structures like spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Some harmful bacteria that can affect a human's body include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Bacterial infection can infect anyone persons with a weak immune system or already taking immunosuppressive drugs are at higher risk of bacterial infection.
Ritecef-OF Tablet 10's
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