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Balpod 100 MG Syrup

Manufactured byBal Pharma Ltd.
ContainsCefpodoxime
Description
Balpod 100 MG Syrup is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, nose, throat, ears, skin, bladder, etc. It is also used to treat typhoid fever in children. This medicine prevents infection by killing or stopping the growth of bacteria. Balpod 100 MG Syrup is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Your doctor may advise Balpod 100 MG Syrup alone or in combination with other medications to treat bacterial infections. Balpod 100 MG Syrup shows some common side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Do not take give this medicine if your child is allergic to it. Consult your doctor if any side effects are seen for a long time. Balpod 100 MG Syrup can be taken with or without food. For the ease of remembering, give the syrup to your child at the same time every day. Once your child starts taking the medicine, ensure that the entire course of treatment is completed. Balpod 100 MG Syrup should only be used to treat or prevent infections caused by bacteria. Avoid unnecessary use of Balpod 100 MG Syrup as excessive use may cause the bacteria to become resistant to treatment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Balpod 100 MG Syrup

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Decreased appetite
  • Excessive gas in stomach
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness

Uses of Balpod 100 MG Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Acute bacterial otitis media
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of Balpod 100 MG Syrup begins within 2 to 3 hours of administration. However, finish the entire course of treatment even if your child feels better after a few doses.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Balpod 100 MG Syrup lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.
  • 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 tendency has been reported for Balpod 100 MG Syrup.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Balpod 100 MG Syrup is intended for use in children.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Balpod 100 MG Syrup is intended for use in children.

Allergy

Avoid using Balpod 100 MG Syrup if your child is allergic to it. Inform your doctor if there is any history of allergy to Balpod 100 MG Syrup. If you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling anywhere on the body, dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc. inform your doctor and seek immediate medical attention.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Balpod 100 MG Syrup is intended for use in children.

Breast-feeding

Balpod 100 MG Syrup is intended for use in children.
General warnings

Diarrhoea

Balpod 100 MG Syrup can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your child's stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if your child experiences severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.

Antibiotic resistance

The entire course of treatment with Balpod 100 MG Syrup should be completed, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Antacids

Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium salts can reduce the absorption of Balpod 100 MG Syrup. Therefore, if your child has been prescribed an antacid, it is recommended to give this antibiotic at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Balpod 100 MG Syrup. Give the medicine to your child as soon as you remember. Avoid taking the missed dose if the time for the next one is near. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never give more than the prescribed dose to your child. Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Balpod 100 MG Syrup.
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

Esomeprazole

Ethinyl Estradiol

Furosemide

Entecavir

Probenecid

Cholera Vaccine (live)

Disease interactions

Colitis

Colitis is the inflammation of the large intestine. Balpod 100 MG Syrup can kill the helpful bacteria in your child's stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use this syrup with extreme caution if your child has any stomach and intestinal problems, particularly colitis, as it may worsen his/her health condition.

Impaired kidney function

Balpod 100 MG Syrup is filtered by the kidney and moved out of the body through urine. Hence, maintain caution while using Balpod 100 MG Syrup as it can increase the risk of kidney damage.

Impaired liver function

Balpod 100 MG Syrup may increase liver enzyme levels and cause liver swelling. Hence, maintain caution while using Balpod 100 MG Syrup as it can increase the risk of liver damage.

Seizures

Avoid using Balpod 100 MG Syrup or maintain caution if your child has a history of seizure episodes (fits), as it can trigger an attack of seizures. Your child’s doctor will adjust the dose or replace the medicine with a suitable alternative as required.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Coombs test

A false-positive result may be obtained if this test is performed while taking Balpod 100 MG Syrup.
You can give Balpod 100 MG Syrup with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before use. Measure the dose of the medicine carefully using a measuring device. Make sure that your child takes the necessary volume of Balpod 100 MG Syrup. Make sure that your child completes the entire course of this medicine even if the symptoms disappear after few days. If your child discontinues this medicine, there is a chance that the infection may occur again. Also, Balpod 100 MG Syrup may lose its effectiveness in killing the bacteria. Never give more than the prescribed dose to your child. Give the medicine at the same time daily. Do not recommend this medicine to other parents even if their child's condition appears to be the same.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Balpod 100 MG Syrup works by preventing the cell wall formation of the bacteria. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the bacteria and eventually kills them.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H1

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. Cefpodoxime. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 6 January 2021].

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Information on this page was last updated on 15 Sep 2021

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