What is ORNICEF Tablet used for?
ORNICEF Tablet tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.
ORNICEF Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does ORNICEF Tablet work?
In ORNICEF Tablet, Cefixime belongs to the class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics. The drug acts by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis, by binding to certain proteins and causes bacterial cell death. Thus, it reduces bacterial infection.
Ornidazole belongs to the class of drugs called antibiotic. This drug acts by inhibiting protein synthesis, which results in bacterial cell death and reduces the infection.
How to take ORNICEF Tablet?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take ORNICEF Tablet tablet as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
If you miss a dose of ORNICEF Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with ORNICEF Tablet?
Drugs that interact with ORNICEF Tablet are:
- Cholera vaccine
- Typhoid vaccine
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of ORNICEF Tablet?
The following are the most common side effects of ORNICEF Tablet:
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle pain/weakness
- Skin rash
The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Dark urine
- Unusual tiredness
- Change in the amount of urine
- Blood/mucous in stool
- Difficulty breathing
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while taking ORNICEF Tablet?
- Do not stop taking the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ORNICEF Tablet.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ORNICEF Tablet causes dizziness.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
You are advised not to take ORNICEF Tablet if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking ORNICEF Tablet?
- Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking ORNICEF Tablet.
- Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of ORNICEF Tablet
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplement
- Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as seizures and kidney diseases.
Frequently Asked questions about ORNICEF Tablet
- Is it safe to alter the dose of ORNICEF Tablet?
- Is nausea a side effect with ORNICEF Tablet?
- Can I recommend ORNICEF Tablet to others?
It is not advisable to alter the prescribed dose. Consult your doctor for dose-related queries.
Yes. Nausea is one of the common side effects of ORNICEF Tablet. However, consult your physician if it is severe.
It is not advisable to recommend drugs to others as the severity of the condition and medical history is not same for every individual.
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