Alcef O 200mg Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Swaroop Choudhari | Written By Kunal V Kumar

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 4:25 am

Alcef O 200mg Tablet

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Uses of Alcef O 200mg Tablet.

Alcef O 200mg Tablet Used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections such as throat infections, lung infections, urinary tract infections, Infection of the airway tubes that lead to the lungs. Alcef O 200mg Tablet only treats bacterial infections and doesn’t work for infections like flu, common cold or other viral infections.

How Alcef O 200mg Tablet works.

Alcef O 200mg Tablet contains Cefixime which is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic, it works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Bacterial cell walls are essential for bacteria to protect themselves. Alcef O 200mg Tablet interferes with the bacterial cell wall. Due to which the bacteria cells burst and the bacteria die.

Side Effects of Alcef O 200mg Tablet.

The most common side effects of Alcef O 200mg Tablet are diarrhea, stomach pain, gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, itching. These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while Taking Alcef O 200mg Tablet.

Do not consume Alcef O 200mg Tablet if you are allergic to Cefixime. If you have gastrointestinal disease, consult your doctor before using Alcef O 200mg Tablet. To avoid adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

Dosage of Alcef O 200mg Tablet.

The dosage of Alcef O 200mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the user’s age, health and many other conditions, please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Alcef O 200mg Tablet.

If you forget to take a dose of Alcef O 200mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose. Symptoms of overdose with Alcef O 200mg Tablet are severe vomiting and seizures. Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Alcef O 200mg Tablet is suspected.

Onset of Action Alcef O 200mg Tablet

It takes about 3 to 4 hour to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Alcef O 200mg Tablet

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 3 to 4 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Information is not available right now; please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breastfeeding

Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Driving

This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Alcef O 200mg Tablet

Q.1) Can I buy Alcef O 200mg Tablet without a prescription? Ans. No, You need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.2) What are the usages of Alcef O 200mg Tablet? Ans. Alcef O 200mg Tablet used to treat Bacterial Infections such as throat infections, lung infections, urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Alcef O 200mg Tablet only treats bacterial infections and doesn't work for infections like flu, common cold or other viral infections. Q.3) How does Alcef O 200mg Tablet work? Ans. Alcef O 200mg Tablet interferes with bacterial cell wall synthesis by inhibiting the final step in the crosslinking of peptidoglycan strands. Peptidoglycan makes cell membranes rigid and protective. Without it, bacterial cells rupture and die. Q.4) What are the side effects of Alcef O 200mg Tablet? Ans. The common side effects of Alcef O 200mg Tablet are Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Dryness In Mouth, Altered Taste, Abdominal Pain, Agitation, Anxiety, Fever, Constipation, Allergic Reaction, Impaired Concentration, Sweating, Headache. Q.5) Is Alcef O 200mg Tablet banned in India? Ans. Alcef O 200mg Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.6) Is Alcef O 200mg Tablet safe to use? Ans. Alcef O 200mg Tablet is safe to use if you are not allergic to Cefixime and you don't have any liver or kidney problems. This medicine may be harmful to pregnant women. Pregnant and lactating women, consult your doctor before taking this medicine. To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. This medicine is not recommended for patients under 12 years of age. Q.7) How to use Alcef O 200mg Tablet ? Ans. Take Alcef O 200mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor, you can take this medicine with or without food. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Alcef O 200mg Tablet? Ans. Please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Alcef O 200mg Tablet. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Alcef O 200mg Tablet last? Ans. Effect of Alcef O 200mg Tablet lasts for an average of 3-4 hours.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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Interaction

Drug :-. aminoglycosides, loop diuretics: Increased risk of nephrotoxicity.

carbamazepine: Increased blood carbamazepine level.

About Reviewer

Dr. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.

About Author

Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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