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Composition of BACTOGARD DROPS
Unsafe when combined with alcohol. Follow your physician's advice.
- Unsafe and do not drive while using
- Safe for pregnant women
- Safe for lactating women
- Unsafe and risky for patients with renal issues. Follow your physician's advice.
In case of any Itching, redness, swelling or difficulty in breathing please refer to a physician or hospital immediately.
CEFPODOXIME 25 MG
Uses of BACTOGARD DROPS
BACTOGARD DROPS belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. BACTOGARD DROPS is used to treat several bacterial infections like tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media and pneumonia.
Special Instructions for BACTOGARD DROPS
• BACTOGARD DROPS can be taken with or without food. Take BACTOGARD DROPS as per doctor’s prescription. Do not use BACTOGARD DROPS without prescription even if you want to treat a similar illness.
• Avoid heavy meals while taking BACTOGARD DROPS as it will affect the way the medicine works and you may also experience stomach upset with BACTOGARD DROPS, avoid dairy and milk products. Take light, and non-spicy meals.
• Take BACTOGARD DROPS with precaution if you have ever had inflammation of your bowel or any other severe disease affecting your gut and if you have kidney failure.
• Avoid taking BACTOGARD DROPS if are allergic to or ever had severe allergic reaction to penicillin, monobactams and carbapenems.
• Inform your doctor if you have intolerance to sugars like lactose and sucrose.
• Avoid taking BACTOGARD DROPS with other medications like antacids and anti-ulcer treatments (such as ranitidine and cimetidine). Maintain a gap of 2-3 hours between BACTOGARD DROPS and the above medications.
• Complete the full course of antibiotic and do not leave it in the mid-way despite symptomatic relief. It may take 7-12 days for the infection to disappear completely.
• Keep your doctor informed if you are taking any other medication along with BACTOGARD DROPS.
• Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you are experiencing sudden onset of raised and itchy rash, swelling, sometimes of the face or mouth causing difficulty in breathing.
• Always keep your doctor informed about the ongoing medication or the ones which you have taken in the past, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal medicines.
Antibiotics BACTOGARD DROPS is risky for patients allergic to antibiotics. Follow your physician's advice.
Anticoagulants BACTOGARD DROPS is risky for patients allergic to anticoagulants. Follow your physician's advice.
Pain Killers Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS on patients allergic to pain killers. Follow your physician's advice.
Chemotherapy drugs BACTOGARD DROPS is risky for patients allergic to chemo drugs. Follow your physician's advice.
Anticonvulsants Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS on patients allergic to anticonvulsants. Follow your physician's advice.
Sulfa Drugs Insufficient scientific evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS on patients allergic to sulpha drugs. Follow your physician's advice.
INTERACTION WITH COMMON CONDITIONS
supervision required for kidney Dose should be supervised. Follow your physican's advice.
safe for pregnancy BACTOGARD DROPS is safe for pregnant women.
unknown for heart Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS on cardiac patients. Follow your physician's advice.
safe for liver BACTOGARD DROPS is safe for patients with liver issues.
safe for lactation BACTOGARD DROPS is safe for lactating women.
safe for children BACTOGARD DROPS is safe for children.
unknown for seniors Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS on elderly patients. Follow your physician's advice.
Smoking Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS with nicotine. Follow your physician's advice.
Caffeine Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS on driving. Follow your physician's advice.
Vision Insufficient scienticfic evidence for impact of BACTOGARD DROPS on vision. Follow your physician's advice.
Overdose Overdose of BACTOGARD DROPS is highly unsafe. Seek emergency medical attention.
Driving Do not drive while using BACTOGARD DROPS.
Exercise No information is available on the effect of BACTOGARD DROPS on patients who are allergic to antibiotics. If you have a history of any such issues or observe any side-effects, please consult a doctor before using BACTOGARD DROPS
Operating Heavy Machinery Do not operate heavy machinery while using BACTOGARD DROPS.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does BACTOGARD DROPS help?
A) BACTOGARD DROPS helps by stopping the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the formation of bacterial cell wall. Hence leading to the death of the harmful bacteria eventually and curtailing the infection.
Q) Does BACTOGARD DROPS cause allergic reactions?
A) Yes, allergic reactions may occur as a side effect of BACTOGARD DROPS. However, these side effects are rarely reported. In case you are experiencing the following then inform your doctor right away without any further delay. Following WHAT??
Q) Can I stop taking BACTOGARD DROPS on my own?
A) No, BACTOGARD DROPS should not be stopped on your own. Stopping the medicine midway can lead to recurring of the infection. In case of any discomfort, discuss with your doctor and check if you can discontinue.
Q)Does BACTOGARD DROPS used to treat flu?
A)No, antibiotics such as BACTOGARD DROPS will not work for flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed may increase your risk of getting infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
Q)Does BACTOGARD DROPS alter any blood or urine test?
A)Yes, BACTOGARD DROPS is known to alter some blood test and urine test results such as Fehling’s test, cross-matching blood test and the comb’s test. Please inform your doctor if you are undergoing any of these test while you are on BACTOGARD DROPS medication.
Q)How to store BACTOGARD DROPS?
A)Do not store BACTOGARD DROPS above 25°C and store it away from heat and sunlight. Store it in room temperature and do not freeze it. Store BACTOGARD DROPS reconstituted suspension in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C) for not more than 10 days. Discard any remaining liquid after 10 days. Keep out of the sight and reach of the children.