FAQs ABOUT HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP
Q: What is the use of HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP?
A: HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory tract (bronchus, lungs), urinary tract, biliary tract and genital tract. It can also be used in the treatment of typhoid fever.
Q: How HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP works in my body?
A: HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP is a powerful antibiotic with bacteriostatic properties. It kills the susceptible bacteria by blocking the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Unlike other cephalosporins, it can also remain unaffected by the toxic proteins produced by the bacteria (such as beta lactamases). Collectively, these actions destroy the susceptible bacteria, prevent their further growth and multiplication and reduce the severity of the infection.
Q: Can HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP be used in patients with kidney problems?
A: HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Q: How should I take HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP?
A: Shake the bottle well to loosen the dry powder. Add the sterile water provided with this pack up to the ring mark present on the bottle surface. Add extra water if required to adjust the volume up to the ring mark. Close the bottle tightly and shake the mixture well and consume the medicine.
Q: For how long should I take HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP?
A: Take HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP for the stipulated duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip the medicine or stop taking it on your own as it can cause the infection to reappear.
Q: Can HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP be given to pregnant women?
A: HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.
Q: What precautions should I follow while taking HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP?
A: Before taking HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP inform your doctor if you have stomach or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor for check-up and perform all medical tests recommended by your doctor without fail. Take HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results. Failing to do so may cause the symptom to re-occur.
Q: What are the common side effects of taking HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP?
A: The most common side effects of taking HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and bloating. Inform your doctor if they trouble you.
Q: Can I stop taking HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP once my symptoms subside?
A: Do not stop taking HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP once your symptoms subside. It is important to take the full course of HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP to achieve better results. Failing to complete the full course of the therapy or skipping doses in between the therapy may not result in adequate infection control. It may also cause your symptoms to reappear.
Q: Can the use of HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP cause diarrhea?
A: HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP may cause diarrhea in some individuals. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. If your diarrhea worsens contact your doctor immediately.
Q: What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP?
A: If you forgot to take a dose of HICEF 200 DRY SYRUP, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose to compensate the forgotten dose.