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Avitacef-OX Tablet

Manufactured bySPRANZA VITA PHARMACEUTICAL LLP
ContainsCefixime (200 mg) + Ofloxacin (200 mg) + Lactic Acid Bacillus (60 Million Spores)
Description

Avitacef-OX Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used used to treat a variety of conditions like urinary tract infections, lung infections, skin infections, etc caused by bacteria in patients who are at risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of common cold, flu or viral infections since it is active against the infections caused by certain bacterial species only.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Avitacef-OX Tablet

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anxiety
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Painful urination
  • Decreased appetite
  • Joint pain
  • Change in taste
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Dizziness
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn

Uses of Avitacef-OX Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Skin and Structure Infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Cefixime, other beta-lactam antibiotics, Ofloxacin, other fluoroquinolones, lactic acid bacillus or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Tendinitis or tendon ruputure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of tendon rupture or tendinitis (a condition in which the tissue connecting muscle to the bone becomes swollen and red) since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Myasthenia gravis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of myasthenia gravis since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Tendinitis and Tendon ruputure

Use of this medicine may increase the risk of developing tendinitis or tendon rupture during the treatment or several months after the treatment. This may affect your shoulders, hands, ankles, or other parts of your body. You are at a higher risk if you are more than 60 years of age or if you have undergone a transplant of kidney, heart, or lung. You are also at a higher risk if you are on corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, or prednisone. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug-resistant.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness or lightheadedness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Photosensitivity

Use of this medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight or tanning lights. You are advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing to avoid adverse reactions to sunlight during treatment with this medicine.

Bleeding disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding. Regular monitoring of prothrombin time is necessary in such cases. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Corticosteroids

Antidiabetic drugs

Live cholera vaccine

Furosemide

Chloramphenicol

Ethinyl Estradiol

Quinidine

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Central nervous system disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder and other central nervous system abnormalities since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of tremors, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

QT Prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients with heart diseases or electrolyte disturbances and elderly patients. Report any incidence of discomfort in the chest, heart palpitations, etc., to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with renal diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Coombs test

Report the use of this medicine to the doctor if you are undergoing the Coombs test. A false positive result may be obtained if this test is performed while taking this medicine. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Urine ketones test

Report the use of this medicine to the doctor if you are undergoing a urine ketones test. A false positive result may be obtained if this test is performed while taking this medicine. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Take this medicine with or without food, as instructed by your doctor. Do not consume in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Cefixime works by interfering with certain processes that help the bacteria to grow and increase in number. Ofloxacin works by inhibiting an enzyme required for the bacterial DNA to replicate, thus inhibiting bacterial cell division. Lactic acid bacillus restores body-friendly micro-organisms in the intestines.
Legal Status

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Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins, Fluoroquinolones, Antidiarrheals/probiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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