Cefixime and Lactobacillus Tablets are helpful in treating bacterial infections. Being an antibiotic this medication helps in curing the infections related to the
- respiratory tract (pneumonia
- urinary tract
- nasal sinus
- sexually transmitted diseases.
Another name of this medication is Cephalosporin Antibiotic. The growth of bacteria is stopped by the use of this medication. Only bacterial infections are cured with the help of this medication. Viral infections such as common cold, flu, etc are not cured with the help of this medication. Make sure that you should not use any other antibiotic when you are taking this. If done then this medication will not work better and you have to suffer from the negative effects.
How to Use Cefixime and Lactobacillus Tablets?
This medication should be taken as per the advice of the doctor. This medication can be taken with or without food once a day. But for children, this medication is prescribed to be taken twice a day i.e. after a gap of 12 hours. The medicine is also available in chewable form. If you are using the chewable form then you should chew the medicine properly and then it should be swallowed. As this medication is based on your medical condition as well as on your response to the treatment so the doctor or the pharmacist should be informed about both conditions. For better results, this medication should be taken at the same time regularly.
You should complete the full course of this medication as prescribed by your doctor. This medication should not be stopped even if the symptoms disappear and you have started feeling better. By doing so in between the bacteria will grow again and the infection will appear again.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFIXIME (200 MG)
Although this medication is helpful in curing bacteria, still some people feel the side effects. Some people have side effects but they disappear on their own. If the side effects do not disappear on their own then the doctor should be consulted immediately
Following are the side effects that may occur with the use of this medication :
- Stomach / Abdominal Pain
- Yellowing eyes or skin
- Dark urine
- Unusual tiredness
PRECAUTIONS OF Cefixime and Lactobacillus Tablets
Before the use of Cefixime (200mg) your doctor should be informed if you have any allergy or if you are allergic by the use of this medication. The use of this medication can cause allergic reactions or other problems as it contains inactive ingredients.
Doctors should be fully aware of your medical history mainly of kidney disease, intestinal disease. If you are taking this medication before any vaccine then the vaccine would not work better. So your doctor should be known if you are taking this medication before any vaccine or immunization.
If you are pregnant then you should consult the doctor immediately as at that time this medication should be used only when needed. So the doctor should be known if you’re pregnant before the use of this medication.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What should I do if I do not feel better after using Cefixime 200 mg?
A. You should immediately inform your doctor if you are not feeling better even after the full treatment. If the symptoms get worse even after treatment, inform your doctor immediately.
Q. How long should Cefixime be taken?
A. Usually, this medicine is prescribed for 7 to 14 days. This medication should be taken as per the advice of the doctor for the full duration.
Q. What if I forgot to take a dose of Cefixime?
A. You should take the dose as soon as possible if you have forgotten to take the dose. Although it is time for the second dose then you should take the scheduled dose and don’t take the missed dose. You should not double the dose with the missed dose and the scheduled dose as by doing this side effects can occur.
Q. Is Cefixime effective?
This medication is effective if you use it as per the advice of the doctor and as per the dose. This medication should not be stopped even if you have started feeling better. If you will stop the use of this medication at an early stage or without informing the doctor then the symptoms can return or maybe worse. Complete the course as per the advice of the doctor.