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Libadex 200 MG Capsule

Manufactured byLibra Drugs (India)
ContainsCefpodoxime
Description
Libadex 200 MG Capsule is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the lungs, nose, throat, skin, urinary tract, etc. This medicine works by killing the bacteria, thereby preventing the further spread of infection. Libadex 200 MG Capsule is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Libadex 200 MG Capsule shows side effects like diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects remain for a longer period or become severe. Libadex 200 MG Capsule can be taken with food for better absorption. For the ease of remembering, take it at the same time every day. Ensure that your complete the course of treatment for better results and to prevent re-infection. Avoid taking Libadex 200 MG Capsule without consulting your doctor. Unnecessary use of this medicine may cause the bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. Libadex 200 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems. Libadex 200 MG Capsule is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking Libadex 200 MG Capsule.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Libadex 200 MG Capsule

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

Uses of Libadex 200 MG Capsule

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 Libadex 200 MG Capsule can be observed within 2 to 3 hours of intake.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Libadex 200 MG Capsule 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 Libadex 200 MG Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Libadex 200 MG Capsule is considered safe to be used in pregnancy for treating bacterial infections. However, take this medicine only on your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Libadex 200 MG Capsule may be safe for use while breastfeeding. This medicine passes into breastmilk in low amounts. However, take this medicine only upon your doctor's recommendation. Observe your baby for diarrhoea and symptoms of yeast infection like diaper rash or a thick white coating on the tongue while you are taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Libadex 200 MG Capsule if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Libadex 200 MG Capsule is considered safe to be used in pregnancy for treating bacterial infections. However, take this medicine only on your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Libadex 200 MG Capsule may be safe for use while breastfeeding. This medicine passes into breastmilk in low amounts. However, take this medicine only upon your doctor's recommendation. Observe your baby for diarrhoea and symptoms of yeast infection like diaper rash or a thick white coating on the tongue while you are taking this medicine.
General warnings

Seizures

A seizure is abnormal electrical activity in the brain that may lead to jerky movements. Libadex 200 MG Capsuleshould be used with caution if you have seizures as it may further trigger seizures.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the medicine that was intended to kill them. Hence, complete the entire course of treatment with Libadex 200 MG Capsule even if you feel better after a few doses to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Driving or operating machines

Libadex 200 MG Capsule may cause dizziness. Hence, avoid driving vehicles or operating machines if your feel dizzy.

Diarrhoea

Libadex 200 MG Capsule can cause diarrhoea as this medicine may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while taking this medicine.

Antacids

If you are taking an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium salts for indigestion, they can delay the effects of Libadex 200 MG Capsule. Hence, take this medicine at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking antacids.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Libadex 200 MG Capsule. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Libadex 200 MG Capsule. Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose of this medicine.
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

Entecavir

Furosemide

Probenecid

Cholera Vaccine (live)

Disease interactions

Colitis

Libadex 200 MG Capsule can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Use Libadex 200 MG Capsule with caution if you have gastrointestinal problems, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the large intestine), as it may worsen your condition.

Impaired kidney function

Libadex 200 MG Capsule is filtered by the kidney and excreted through urine. A damaged kidney can lead to its accumulation and toxicity. Hence, maintain caution while taking Libadex 200 MG Capsule as it can increase the risk of kidney damage especially if you have pre-existing kidney problems.

Impaired liver function

Libadex 200 MG Capsule may increase liver enzyme levels. Hence, maintain caution while taking this medicine especially if you have liver problems, as it can increase the risk of liver damage.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Coombs test

The Coombs test is performed to find certain proteins that attack red blood cells. Libadex 200 MG Capsule may give a false-positive result for the coombs test.
Take Libadex 200 MG Capsule with food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine at the same time daily for the ease of remembering. Do not recommend this medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Complete the entire course of treatment with Libadex 200 MG Capsule to avoid antibiotic resistance. Consult your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Libadex 200 MG Capsule works by preventing the formation of the bacterial cell wall (protective outer covering). This helps to stop 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

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