Cefwom 50 MG Dry Syrup

Manufactured bySysmed Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsCefixime
Description

Cefwom 50 MG Dry Syrup is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, throat infections and lung infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is active against the infections caused by certain bacterial species only. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 6 months of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cefwom 50 MG Dry Syrup

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark or clay colored stools
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Dizziness
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Redness of skin
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Sore throat

Uses of Cefwom 50 MG Dry Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Tonsilitis/Pharyngitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Gonococcal Infection
  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 3 to 4 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 4 hours after onset of action.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to cefixime, any other beta-lactam antibiotics, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless 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 necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.
General warnings

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

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 in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 6 months of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

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

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

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be administered/taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

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

Amikacin

Chloramphenicol

Nifedipine

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Cholera Vaccine

Furosemide

Disease interactions

Colitis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Renal Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with renal diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases 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 this 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 this 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/Administer this medicine with or without food. Do not consume/administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. 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

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with certain processes that help the bacteria to grow and increase in number.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00671

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http://products.sanofi.ca/en/suprax.pdf
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