Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S

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Contains :Cefixime 200 mg
Company:Hilton Pharma
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Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections

Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S contains Cefixime

Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children

 

Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called “cephalosporins” (antibacterials) used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be a broad spectrum antibiotic i.e it works against a wide range of disease causing bacteria.

This antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease), and infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract. It will not work for viral infections (such as common coldflu). Therefore, using any antibiotic when it is not required may decrease its efficacy for future infections. On the other hand, some people might be allergic to penicillin antibiotics and hence will not be able to take Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S.

Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is available on prescription, as tablets, chewable tablets, capsules and a suspension (liquid) to be taken by mouth. It works by preventing bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called cell wall, thereby killing them.

Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhoea and indigestion (stomach ache).

Dosage of Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S depends on age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities. In children it is also based on their weight.

Indications

Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children from above 6 months of age.

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Infections of respiratory tract (nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs)
  • Urinary tract (UTIs), skin and soft tissue infections
  • Biliary tract infections
  • All caused by sensitive organisms

How does Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S work?

It is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins. They work by preventing the bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called cell wall, thereby killing them.

 

 

How to use Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S?

  • Usually taken with food (to avoid side effects) every 12 or 24 hours
  • Make sure to divide your doses evenly throughout the day.
  • Make sure not to miss any dose and complete the full course of treatment
  • It should be taken with meals to avoid side effects.
  • Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is available in the following forms

Non chewable tablets: to be taken with or without food and swallowed whole with a glass of water, juice or milk.

Chewable tablets: chew these tablets completely before swallowing; do not swallow them whole. You may crush them before swallowing if you have trouble chewing.

Capsules: to be taken with or without food and swallowed whole with a glass of water, juice or milk.

Suspension (liquid): Shake it well before each use to ensure the medicine is mixed evenly.

 

Dosage 

Form and strength:

capsule

  • 400mg

tablets; chewable and non-chewable

  • 100mg
  • 200mg

oral suspension

  • 100mg/5mL
  • 200mg/5mL
  • 500mg/5mL

 

Acute infections due to sensitive gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, upper and lower respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection:

ADULTS(200-400mg daily in 1-2 divided doses)

  • >12 yr or >50kg: 400 mg once daily or 200 mg every 12 hr.
  • <50 kg or >6 mth: 8 mg/kg once daily or 4 mg/kg every 12 hr.

CHILDREN

  • 6-11 months: 75 mg daily
  • 1-4 years: 200-400 mg daily
  • 5-9 years: 200 mg daily
  • 10-17 years: 200-400 mg twice daily

Uncomplicated gonorrhoea and otitis media:

  • Adults and children 12 years: 400mg once daily or 200 mg every 12 hr
  • 6 months to 12 years: 8mg/kg once daily or 4 mg/kg every 12 hr

Dosage is completely dependent on the age, severity of condition, patient’s response to medicine and their comorbidities. Your doctor may vary your dosage to regulate your blood sugar levels.

Pregnancy use and lactation

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S.

If you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S.

 

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S – indicated by skin rash, swelling around face area, wheezing, chest tightness and breathing difficulty

 

 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S:

  • Hypersensitivity (allergy) to B-Lactams
  • Severe renal impairment (kidney damage)
  • History of kidney disease, a certain intestinal disease (colitis)
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) – inherited condition characterised by decreased metabolism of phenylalanine, an amino acid
  • Immunizations/vaccinations as some live vaccines might not work well with Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

 

Interaction with other medications

Certain medications could interact with Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S, hence, in that case your doctor might alter your dosage and make sure to monitor blood sugar levels more closely.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S:

  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin
  • Probenecid
  • Carbamazepine

 

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S has some side effects which include:

Common:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion (stomach ache)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Mild rash

Serious:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions; in this case discontinue
  • Very rarely: pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
  • Haemolytic anaemia (blood disorder characterized by faster destruction than production of red blood cells)
  • Encephalopathy (brain disease or damage).

 

How to cope with some of the adverse effects

  • Nausea (feeling sick)  Take Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S with meals to avoid feeling sick.
  • Diarrhoea – Keep yourself hydrated by having lots of fluids and if the problem persists, consult your doctor before taking any medication for vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Stomach ache – Try to rest as much as possible and have smaller and more frequent meals. Using a heat pack or hot water bottle over the area in pain might help in giving some relief. If the pain still persists and is severe, speak to your doctor.
  • Headache – Take a painkiller, rest and keep yourself hydrated at all times.
  • High temperature – Take paracetamol to bring the temperature down and have plenty of fluids. If it persists for long, contact your doctor.
  • Mild rash – Taking an antihistamine might help. Ask your pharmacist for a suitable one. If it doesn’t go away or gets worse, contact your doctor.

Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious side effects.

 

Key facts about Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S

  • Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called “cephalosporins” (antibacterials) used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be a broad spectrum antibiotic i.e it works against a wide range of disease causing bacteria.
  • This antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections and will not work for viral infections (such as common coldflu)
  • It works by preventing bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called cell wall, thereby killing them.
  • Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is not suitable for you if you are allergic to any of its constituents or any other penicillin antibiotics.
  • It is available as tablets (chewable and non chewable), capsules and suspension liquid.
  • The chewable tablets may contain phenylalanine (an amino acid). If you have phenylketonuria, consult your doctor before using this form of  Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S.
  • Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S in suspension (liquid) form contains sucrose. If you have diabetes, consult your doctor before using it.
  • Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion (stomach ache), headache and dizziness.
  • It is prescribed to adults and children above 6 months of age.
  • Matter of concern arises if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling on the face and difficulty breathing, in which case you need to inform your doctor immediately.

 

FAQs

1. WHAT EXACTLY DOES Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S DO?

It is a broad spectrum antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins that prevent bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called cell wall, thereby killing them.

2. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S TO START WORKING?

It starts working almost immediately but it may take a few days to kill the disease causing bacteria and relieve you from the symptoms.

3. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO TAKE Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S FOR?

The duration for using Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S depends on the type of infection you have, your age and kidney function. It is usually taken once or twice a day for 7-14 days, as prescribed by the doctor.

4. CAN I STOP TAKING Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S?

Do not just stop taking the medicine, make sure to complete your treatment course even if you feel better.

5. IS THERE ANY FOOD OR DRINK I NEED TO AVOID?

No, there is no food or drink that needs to be avoided while taking Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S

6. CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL WITH Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S?

Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S as it may cause dizziness and headaches as a side effect.

7. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S?

If you have taken too much of the prescribed Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S you may experience common side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, headaches, dizziness and at times a mild rash as a reaction to Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S; in which case inform your doctor immediately.

8. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S?

Incase you miss a dose, take your next dose on time and do not try making up for the missed dose by doubling it up. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.

9. CAN I TAKE Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING?

There is no evidence of Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S being unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, however it is better to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking the medication.

10. CAN THE USE OF  Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S CAUSE DIARRHOEA?

Yes, since Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S is an antibiotic which not only kills the harmful bacteria, but can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine, it can cause diarrhoea. If diarrhea persists, inform your doctor.

11. IS Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S SAFE FOR KIDNEYS?

Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S does not affect kidneys when given alone, but when it is taken in combination with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase the risk of kidney damage. Therefore, it is advised to take Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S only when prescribed by your doctor.

12. CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S?

Make sure you know how your body reacts while using Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S as it is known to make you feel dizzy. Do not drive or use any machinery until you feel normal again.

13. HOW SHOULD Cefim 200mg Capsule 10.0 ‘S BE STORED?Keep the medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. suspension (liquid) form is stored either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Keep the container tightly closed. Discard any unused medicine after 14 days. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

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