FAQs ABOUT SHIFIX 50MG TABLET
What is the use of SHIFIX 50MG TABLET?
SHIFIX 50MG TABLET 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.
How SHIFIX 50MG TABLET works in my body?
SHIFIX 50MG TABLET 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.
Can SHIFIX 50MG TABLET be used in patients with kidney problems?
SHIFIX 50MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
How should I take SHIFIX 50MG TABLET?
SHIFIX 50MG TABLET should be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. In case of dispersible tablet, disperse the medicine in the specified quantity of water as mentioned in the label. The mixture should be consumed immediately after dispersion.
For how long should I take SHIFIX 50MG TABLET?
SHIFIX 50MG TABLET should be taken for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip the medicine or stop taking it on your own as it may cause the infection to reappear.
What are the common side effects of taking SHIFIX 50MG TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking SHIFIX 50MG TABLET are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and bloating. Consult your doctor immediately if any of these side effects worsen in your child.
Can I stop taking SHIFIX 50MG TABLET once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop taking SHIFIX 50MG TABLET once your symptoms subside. It is important to take the full course of SHIFIX 50MG TABLET 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.
Can the use of SHIFIX 50MG TABLET cause diarrhea?
SHIFIX 50MG TABLET may cause diarrhea in some children. If your child experiences diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. If diarrhea worsens contact your doctor immediately.
What should I do if I forgot to take a dose of SHIFIX 50MG TABLET?
If you forgot to take a dose of SHIFIX 50MG TABLET, 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.