Edicef 200 MG Tablet

Manufactured byScott-Edil Pharmacia Ltd.
ContainsCefixime
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Description

Edicef 200 MG Tablet is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of conditions like urinary tract infections, ear infections and lung infections caused by bacteria. It has the advantage of once-daily dosing. 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.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Edicef 200 MG Tablet

  • 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

Uses of Edicef 200 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
  • Tonsilitis/Pharyngitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Gonococcal infection
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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 tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Edicef 200 MG Tablet or any other Beta lactam antibiotics.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired effects is necessary.
General warnings

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Edicef 200 MG Tablet or Beta-lactam Antibiotics. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea or vomiting, swelling of lips, hands, and feet.

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Discontinue the use of this medicine as per the doctor's instructions if severe diarrhea occurs after receiving Edicef 200 MG Tablet. This medicine may cause an imbalance in the microbial flora of the large intestine, decreasing the gut-friendly bacteria and promoting the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile, resulting in severe diarrhea.

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.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made based on the CrCl or eGFR.

Use in pediatrics

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

Drug resistance

Usage of Edicef 200 MG Tablet 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.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be 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 based on the clinical condition.

Renal Diseases

Edicef 200 MG Tablet 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 might 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 Edicef 200 MG Tablet with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Ensure that the course of treatment 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

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/14540#PRODUCTINFO

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http://www.lupinpharmaceuticals.com/pdf/09/SUPRAX%20Common%20PI%20.pdf

DailyMed - suprax- cefixime tablet suprax- cefixime capsule suprax- cefixime tablet, chewable suprax- cefixime powder, for suspension [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 4 October 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=5007152e-a679-4e85-ac3f-c46087812774
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