Q-Tax O 50 MG Suspension

Manufactured byEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsCefpodoxime
Description

Q-Tax O 50 MG Suspension is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections such as pneumonia, sinusitis, cystitis, gonococcal infection, etc. caused by bacteria. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of a common cold, flu or viral infections since it is active against infections caused by bacteria only. It is not recommended for use in infants less than 2 months of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Q-Tax O 50 MG Suspension

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark or Clay colored stools
  • Decreased appetite
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive gas in stomach
  • Joint pain
  • Change in taste
  • Change in color/odor of vaginal discharge
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Q-Tax O 50 MG Suspension

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Gonococcal Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.
  • 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 cefpodoxime, any other beta-lactam antibiotics, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
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.

Impaired Kidney function

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 of the patient.

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.

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 months of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken/administered as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for the 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

Esomeprazole

Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide

Ethinyl Estradiol

Cholera Vaccine

Furosemide

Entecavir

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, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Impaired kidney function

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, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Coombs test

Report the use of this medicine to the doctor if you are undergoing the Coombs test. A false positive result may be obtained if this test is performed during treatment with this medicine. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Take/Administer this medicine with or without food, as directed by the doctor. 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

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins

Schedule

Schedule H

Cefpodoxime: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 20 June 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a698024.html

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 20 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/065462s005lbl.pdf

DailyMed - Cefpodoxime proxetil granule, for suspension [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 20 June 2018]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=63777889-d306-4fc3-88da-b24859040ef4#

Cefpodoxime - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 20 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01416
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