CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN belongs to the group of medicines called broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs (pneumonia), sinus (sinusitis), bladder (cystitis), ear infections, etc. Bacterial infections are caused due to the multiplication of harmful bacteria inside or on the body. CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu. Using antibiotics when it isn't required can make it not work (develop antibiotic resistance) for future contaminations.
CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN is a combination of two antibiotic drugs, namely: Ofloxacin and Cefpodoxime. Ofloxacin inhibits DNA gyrase which is required for the replication, transcription and repair of the DNA. Cefpodoxime works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering (cell wall), which is necessary for their survival. Thereby, it kills the bacteria (bactericidal) and helps treat and prevent the spread of bacterial infections. Together, CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN helps in treating bacterial infections.
Take CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN with or without food. The dose and duration of CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN can vary depending upon your condition and the severity of the infection. Also, it is recommended to complete the course of medicine even if you feel better as CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN contains antibiotics, and leaving it in between may lead to even severe infection that will , in fact, stop responding to the antibiotic as well (antibiotic resistance). In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as dizziness, pain in the lower legs, neck pain, stomach pain and headache. 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.
Before starting CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Consult your doctor before taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN as it may cause increased dizziness. CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN is not recommended for use in children.
CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics, which iare used to treat bacterial infections like urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, soft tissue infection, ear and eye infections. CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN is a combination of two antibiotic drugs, namely: Ofloxacin and Cefpodoxime. Ofloxacin inhibits DNA gyrase which is required for the replication, transcription and repair of the DNA. Cefpodoxime inhibits protein synthesis and leads to cell death, thereby kills the bacteria. Together, CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN helps in treating bacterial infections. CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN is a broad-spectrum antibiotic effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Do not take CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN if you are allergic to any of its contents. Do not take CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN if you have epilepsy or kidney problems. Maintain a minimum gap of two hours between CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN and antacid, vitamin and mineral medicines. Consult your doctor before taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN as it causes increased dizziness. CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN is not recommended for use in children.
Drug-Drug Interactions: CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN may have interaction with vitamin supplements (calcium/vitamin D), diuretic medication (furosemide), Pin killer (aspirin), and bronchodilators (albuterol).
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid intake of milk and dairy products.
Drug-Disease Interactions: CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN may interact with tendonitis (inflammation in tendons), epilepsy, kidney, and liver problems.
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN as it may cause increased dizziness.
Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will prescribe CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
It is unknown if CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN passes into breastmilk. Consult your doctor before taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN if you are breastfeeding.
CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN may cause dizziness and vision problems. So, drive only if you are alert.
Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN if you have liver impairment/liver disease.
Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN.
CEFPODOXIME+OFLOXACIN should not be given to children below 18 years.
Bacterial infections: 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 fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly of spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. 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. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine are more prone to bacterial infection.
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