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Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT

Manufactured byBal Pharma Ltd.
ContainsCefpodoxime
Description
Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is an antibiotic medicine that contains cefpodoxime. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, nose, throat, ears, skin, bladder, etc. It kills the bacteria, thereby stops the infection from spreading. Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Your doctor may advise this medicine alone or in combination with other medications to treat bacterial infections. Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT has side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any side effects are seen for a longer period. Do not take this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT can be taken with food for better absorption. The dose of the tablet will be decided by your doctor based on the severity of your infection. For the ease of remembering, take it at the same time every day. Once the antibiotic is started, ensure that the entire course of treatment is completed. Avoid unnecessary use of Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT as excessive use may cause the bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT effects may be delayed when taken with medications that reduce the production of stomach acids like antacids, proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers. Therefore, take Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, before using Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT

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

Uses of Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Pyelonephritis
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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 Tablet DT can be observed within 2 to 3 hours after taking it.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT lasts for an average duration of 12 hours after taking it.
  • 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 Tablet DT.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is considered safe to be used in pregnancy for treating bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects in the foetus. Hence it is acceptable for use on your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is safe to be used during breastfeeding. It enters into breast milk in fewer amounts. Hence, it should only be used if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risk to the baby. The infant should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid using Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if there is any history of allergy to cefpodoxime. If you experience any symptoms like a skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc., inform your doctor and seek immediate medical attention.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is considered safe to be used in pregnancy for treating bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects in the foetus. Hence it is acceptable for use on your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is safe to be used during breastfeeding. It enters into breast milk in fewer amounts. Hence, it should only be used if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risk to the baby. The infant should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Diarrhoea

Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while using this medicine.

Seizures

Use Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT with caution if you have a seizure episode or fits because it can worsen your condition.

Antibiotic resistance

The entire course of treatment with Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT should be completed to avoid antibiotic resistance (microorganisms develop the ability to defeat the antibiotics), even if the condition gets better after taking few doses.

Driving or operating machinery

Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT may cause dizziness, confusion, or fits. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, they can delay the effects of Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT. Hence, it is recommended to take this medicine at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Use in children

Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age as the safety and efficacy are not established.

Missed Dose

Do not skip a dose of Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT. If you forgot to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. And if the time for your next dose is nearer, do not double the dose to compensate for the missed one.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT. Seek emergency medical attention if you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT.
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

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Ethinyl Estradiol

Cholera Vaccine

Furosemide

Entecavir

Probenecid

Disease interactions

Colitis

Colitis is the inflammation of the large intestine. Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use this medicine with extreme caution if you have any stomach and intestinal diseases, particularly colitis, as it may worsen your condition.

Kidney diseases

Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT is filtered by the kidney and excreted through urine. An impaired kidney can lead to its accumulation and toxicity. Hence, maintain caution while taking Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT as it can increase the risk of kidney damage.

Liver disease

Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT may increase liver enzyme levels. Hence, maintain caution while taking Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT as it can increase the risk of liver damage.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Coombs test

The Coombs' test is used to detect antibodies that act against the surface of your red blood cells. The presence of these antibodies indicates a condition known as hemolytic anaemia. Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT may give a false-positive result when the coombs test is performed.
Take Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT with food for better absorption. Dissolve the tablet in a teaspoonful or a glass of boiled and cooled water before taking it. Take this medicine at around the same time daily. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Complete the entire treatment course with Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT to avoid antibiotic resistance. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Keep away from the reach of children and pets. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Balpod 100 MG Tablet DT works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the microorganism, eventually killing it.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://ciplamed.com/content/cefoprox-tabletsdtpowder-for-oral-suspension>

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

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