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TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET

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TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

Pack Of

10 TabletS

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About TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET

TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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. TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET does not work against viral infections like flu and colds.

TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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. TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET prevents the release of a chemical messenger (mucopeptides) by the bacteria, thereby weakening and destroying the bacterial cell wall. TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET is a broad range antibiotic that works against a wide range of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.

TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET can be taken with or without food on an empty stomach as suggested by the doctor. However, it is best to take it after a meal which will reduce the risk of stomach upset. A person should keep taking this medicine even if they are noticing the improvement in their condition as leaving in mid can lead to a reoccurrence of infection. Leaving this medicine in between may even cause severe illness, which in the future makes the body respond or resistant to antibiotics. Like other medications, TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET may cause specific 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. 

TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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 TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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 TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET as TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET can lower your blood sugar level in some cases. Patient with central nervous system disorder or epilepsy (fits) should avoid intake of TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET as its use is contraindicated for them.

 

Uses of TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET

Bacterial infections, Typhoid fever, Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Medicinal Benefits

TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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 TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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). 

Directions for Use

Take TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET with or without food, as suggested by the doctor at the same time of every day. Taking this medicine after a meal will reduce the chances of stomach upset. Try to drink more water as it will keep the kidney hydrated and help the medicine to work properly. This medicine needs to be prescribed for a full length of time, so one should keep taking it even if they are noticing an improvement in their symptoms. Skipping doses or stopping them at mid-time increases the chances of bacterial infection that is resistant to an antibiotic.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET

There are some possible side effects of taking TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET; however, not every person experiences them, and even some of the side effects did not require medical treatment. The possible side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, dyspepsia (Indigestion), loose stools, abdominal pain, and vomiting. If these side effects persist contact the doctor. 

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

You should avoid taking TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET if you are hypersensitive to ofloxacin, cefixime or other macrolide antibiotics as it may lead to overdose and toxicity. The use of TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET is only allowed in pregnancy or breastfeeding if clearly suggested by the doctor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding before using TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET. Ofloxacin present in TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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 TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET as TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET can lower your blood sugar level in some cases. Patient with central nervous system disorder or epilepsy (fits) should avoid intake of TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET as its use is contraindicated for them. 

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    It is best to limit the consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET should only be given in pregnancy if clearly suggested by the doctor after weighing the benefits and potential risks of medication.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET 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 TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    A person should avoid driving as it may cause impaired vision and affect thinking ability.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET should be taken with caution in patients having a history of liver diseases/conditions. The doctor may suggest lower doses initially

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially in persons having a history of Kidney disorders. The doctor may initially suggest a lower dose of initially.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Include probiotics in your diet as probiotics contain healthy bacteria that are good for the intestines and can recover the killed bacteria.
  • Taking probiotics after completing the antibiotics course can minimize the chances of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Foods that are high in probiotics include yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut, and kimchi so consume them to restore the good bacteria of the intestine. 
  • Try to take more fibre-enriched food as it will help the food to digest properly and helps to stimulate the growth of gut bacteria.
  • Include whole grains like whole-grain bread, brown rice to include fibre in your diet.
  • Try to consume less calcium, iron-enriched foods, and drinks as it may slow down the working of TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET. 
  • Try to limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages as it can cause worsening of side effects and make your body dehydrated and affect your sleep. This also makes it difficult for your body to aid the TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET in fighting off infections.

Special Advise

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. 

Other Information (TOP0262)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Feb-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacteria are single-celled small microorganisms found in different shapes and structures like spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped.  The bacterial infection happens 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 symptoms of a bacterial infection include fever, feeling tired, swollen lymph nodes, headache, nausea, or vomiting. 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. 

FAQs

No, you should not double the dose if you forget to take TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET, then take it as soon as you remember or skip it if it's time for the next dose.

Yes, some patients may experience diarrhoea, after taking this medicine so it is better to take this drug after a meal which reduces the risk of stomach discomfort. However, If you are noticing diarrhoea that is watery or bloody, then immediately ask your doctor. Do not try to take self-medication for diarrhoea without asking the doctor.

Yes, this medicine is prescribed for the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI). Take TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET only if the doctor has prescribed you this medicine.

You should avoid driving as this medicine may cause impaired vision or affect the thinking ability so avoid such a task that needs a clear vision.

You should avoid taking TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET if you have peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in legs), tendinitis (swelling or tearing of a tendon), myasthenia gravis (skeletal muscle weakness), respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis, diabetes, central nervous system disorder, or epilepsy (fits).

TOPCEF O 200MG TABLET contains ofloxacin which usually causes tendonitis. Tendon is a tissue that connects muscle to the bone which becomes inflamed and irritated. So, if you have any pain or swelling in bone, especially tendon bones, let your doctor know about this.

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