Spectratil 200mg Tablet 10'S

Infection Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

SPECTRATIL 200MG contain cefpodoxime which belongs to a group of medicine called cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial infections such as nose, sinuses (such as sinusitis), throat (such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (such as bronchitis, pneumonia), skin (such as an abscess, ulcer, infected wound, inflamed hair follicles, carbuncles, furuncles, infections around the fingernails, a type of skin infection called cellulitis), urinary system (such as cystitis, and kidney infections), sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhoea.

The common side effects are diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, stomach pains, flatulence (passing wind), loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, feeling tired or weak, itching skin without rash, pins and needles, numbness, or tingling feelings. SPECTRATIL 200MG can be taken with or without food. Try to take SPECTRATIL 200MG at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF SPECTRATIL 200MG

  • Treat bacterial infections

HOW SPECTRATIL 200MG WORKS

SPECTRATIL 200MG kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take SPECTRATIL 200MG exactly as your doctor has told you. It can be taken with or without food. Try to take SPECTRATIL 200MG at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF SPECTRATIL 200MG

SERIOUS

  • allergic reaction such as rash, joint pain, swallowing or breathing problem, swelling of your lip, face, throat or tongue
  • blistering or bleeding of the skin around the lips, eyes, mouth, nose, and genitals, flu-like symptoms and fever (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
  • severe blistering rash where layers of the skin may peel off to leave large area of raw exposed skin over the body, feeling of being generally unwell, fever, chills, and aching muscle (Toxic epidermal necrolysis)
  • skin rash or skin lesion with a pink/red ring and a pale centre which may be itchy, scaly, or filled with fluid. The rash may appear especially on the palm or sole of your feet (erythema multiforme)
  • infections more easily than usual (blood disorder)
  • yellowing of the skin, eye or mouth and feeling tired. You may also be more pale than normal (serious type of anaemia)

COMMON

  • diarrhoea
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pains
  • flatulence (passing wind)
  • loss of appetite
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • ringing in the ears
  • feeling tired or weak
  • itching skin without rash
  • pins and needles
  • numbness, or tingling feelings

RARE

  • blood disorders such as haemolytic anaemia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, lymphocytosis, anaemia, leukopenia, leucocytosis
  • jaundice, feeling tired, sudden fever, frequent infections such as sore throat, mouth ulcers

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

Nausea or vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Applying heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

SPECTRATIL 200MG should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.

BREASTFEEDING

SPECTRATIL 200MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with SPECTRATIL 200MG.

KIDNEY

SPECTRATIL 200MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

SPECTRATIL 200MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take SPECTRATIL 200MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cefpodoxime or any other ingredients in this medicine.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • have ever had colitis

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • antacids (used to treat indigestion)
  • ranitidine or cimetidine (used to treat ulcers)
  • water tablets or injections (diuretics) (used to increase the flow of your water (urine))
  • aminoglycoside antibiotics (used to treat infections)
  • probenecid (used with a medicine called cidofovir to stop kidney damage)
  • coumarin anti-coagulant such as warfarin (used to thin the blood)
  • oestrogens such as contraceptive pill

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Cefpodoxime
Pharmacological Category :   Antibiotic, Cephalosporin (Third Generation)
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial infections
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Suspension, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT SPECTRATIL 200MG

Can SPECTRATIL 200MG cause diarrhoea?

Yes, this medicine may cause diarrhoea in some individuals. Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

Can I take SPECTRATIL 200MG during breast-feeding?

No, it is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Is SPECTRATIL 200MG safe to use?

Yes, it is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Beta-Lactam Antibiotics. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition, 2013. Page - 728.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 670-671.

3. Krishan Chugh 1, Shruti Agrawal. Cefpodoxime: pharmacokinetics and therapeutic uses. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. Mar 2003. [Accessed 20 Jan 2021] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12785294/

4. Sanofi Winthrop Industrie; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Apr 2014] [Accessed 20 Jan 2021] https://www.hpra.ie/img/uploaded/swedocuments/2142572.PA0540_033_002.da66b7b3-0ec5-4acf-9505-0c8e915e29fc.000001Cefodox%20leaflet.140328.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Peripheral Smear Examination

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    17.5
    Ingredient
    CEFPODOXIME 200MG
    Hsn Code
    30042019
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Spectratil 200mg Tablet 10'S

Spectratil 200mg Tablet 10'S Mkt: Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd

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