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CCL DRY SYRUP contains Cefpodoxime which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as acute otitis media (inflammation of middle ear leading to pain and fever), tonsilitis (sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes), chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the airways present in the lungs leading to cough with mucus), community acquired pneumonia (inflammation of lungs leading to congestion), gonorrhoea (sexually transmitted infection in rectum, cervix or vagina).
It is also used to treat uncomplicated skin and structure infections (rashes, swelling, redness, pain, pus and itching), acute maxillary sinusitis (inflammation around the nasal cavity leading to headache and runny nose) and cystitis (strong, persistent urge to urinate with burning sensation and blood in the urine).
CCL DRY SYRUP should be avoided if you are allergic to cefpodoxime or to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics (such as cefuroxime, cefixime) or if you had experienced immediate or severe hypersensitivity reaction (anaphylaxis) to penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics (such as aztreonam).
Before taking CCL DRY SYRUP, inform your doctor if you have or ever had colitis, liver problems and impaired kidney function. Your doctor may monitor your blood count and liver enzymes level in blood tests while taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
CCL DRY SYRUP is generally not recommended for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women unless clearly advised by the doctor. CCL DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in infants less than 2 months of age and it should be used with caution in elderly patients, especially in patients with impaired kidney function.
The most common side effects of taking CCL DRY SYRUP are diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal pain and headache. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.
It is used in adults and adolescents to treat the following bacterial infections:
CCL DRY SYRUP prevents infection by stopping or preventing the bacteria from multiplying by inhibiting their cell wall formation, which is essential for the bacteria to survive as it provides protection from the environment. This kind of action that kills bacteria is useful in treating various bacterial infections.
Take CCL DRY SYRUP as advised by your physician. Tap the bottle to loosen the powder. Add two-thirds of the sterile water (provided with the pack) and shake the bottle vigorously. Add more water up to the mark on the bottle and shake well before using. Allow the suspension to stand for 5 minutes.
Depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition, your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you.
Stop taking CCL DRY SYRUP and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Drink lot of fluids, such as water to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid eating high-fat or spicy foods. Try to avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat diarrhea and consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.
Stick to simple meals while taking this medicine. Avoid eating oily rich, fried or spicy foods. Do not lie down or sleep immediately after eating. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.
Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to have smaller meals more frequently. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, consult your doctor.
Drink ample amount of water and avoid skipping meals. Get adequate rest. Try to be relaxed and stress free. Apply pain relieving balm on your forehead if necessary. Consult your doctor if the symptom does not improve.
CCL DRY SYRUP is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
CCL DRY SYRUP should be used with caution in breast-feeding women only if considered clearly necessary as small amount of this medicine is excreted in the breast milk and may cause adverse reactions in breastfed infants such as diarrhea or mucosal fungus infection. Consult your doctor before taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
Do not drive or operate machinery if you feel dizzy and confused after taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
CCL DRY SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with impaired kidney function. Consult your doctor before taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
CCL DRY SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
Do not take CCL DRY SYRUP if you are allergic to cefpodoxime or to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics (such as cefuroxime, cefixime) or if you had experienced immediate or severe allergic reactions to penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics such as aztreonam.
CCL DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in patients with pneumonia or atypical pneumonia caused by certain organisms. Consult your doctor before taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
Before taking CCL DRY SYRUP, inform your doctor if you:
Use in Paediatrics:
CCL DRY SYRUP is not recommended for use in infants (less than 2 months of age) due to lack of safety and effectiveness. Therefore, consult your child’s doctor for advice.
Use in Geriatrics:
CCL DRY SYRUP should be used with caution in elderly patients, especially in patients with impaired kidney function. Consult your doctor before taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Before taking CCL DRY SYRUP, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of CCL DRY SYRUP, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Overdosage symptoms of CCL DRY SYRUP are nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, epigastric distress and encephalopathy may occur in patients with renal insufficiency.
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Q: Is CCL DRY SYRUP a very strong antibiotic?
A: CCL DRY SYRUP works against a large spectrum of bacteria to treat tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, infection of ear, skin, urinary tract, throat, etc. It belongs to cephalosporin antibiotics and it is very effective.
Q: When does CCL DRY SYRUP start showing its effect?
A: CCL DRY SYRUP usually starts working in one to two hours. You should wait for improvement in symptoms as there are no external improvements seen with it. It should be taken regularly for every 12 hours for 5-14 days as advised by your doctor even if you start feeling better in the first 2 days.
Q: Can CCL DRY SYRUP be taken with milk?
A: Always take the medicine as advised by your physician. CCL DRY SYRUP should be taken with water and not with any dairy product, juice or calcium-based food products. In case of any discomfort while taking CCL DRY SYRUP, inform your doctor immediately.
Q: What are the common side effects of CCL DRY SYRUP?
A: The common side effects associated with the use of CCL DRY SYRUP are abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and headache. If any of the side effects gets worse, consult your doctor immediately.
Q: Is the use of CCL DRY SYRUP safe for kidneys?
A: GBNKEYWORD] should be used with caution in patients with impaired kidney function. Your doctor may adjust the dose depending upon kidney function and patients undergoing haemodialysis. Consult your doctor before taking CCL DRY SYRUP.
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