CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup MANUFACTURER/ MARKETER C Pharmaceuticals SALT COMPOSITION Cefpodoxime Proxetil (100mg/5ml) STORAGE Store below 30°C
Your child’s medicine at a glance
CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup is an antibiotic medicine. It is commonly given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ears, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. It is also effective in treating typhoid fever in children and adolescents.
Give this medicine to your child an hour before or two hours after meals. If your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. Make sure to stick to the prescribed dose because it is given keeping in mind the type of infection, its severity, and the age and body weight of your child. In case your child gags and expels the medicine within 30 mins of intake, repeat the same dose but do not double dose if it's the time for the next dose.
Do not give this medicine to your child in case of cold and flu symptoms as this medicine is an antibiotic and doesn’t work on infections caused by viruses. Doctors prescribe this medicine for cough and cold only when they detect any underlying secondary bacterial infection.
Some of the minor and temporary side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, rash, and headache. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, call the doctor right away.
Narrate your child’s complete medical history to your child’s doctor, including any previous episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problem, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.
Uses of CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup in children
Description of Bacterial infections
Bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, a kind of microorganisms that are made of only one cell. Bacteria live in all kinds of the environment including extreme hot and cold conditions. Millions of bacteria are present in the environment around us, on our body and inside it. Bacteria are both harmful and useful to us. In fact, only a small number of bacteria are responsible for illnesses. Many are beneficial, such as those involved in immunity, digestion, and production of antibiotics and food products.
Bacteria are important for digestion of food. There are some that fight diseases and those that help make healthful food. Some examples of good bacteria include: 1. Lactobacillus is used in making yogurt and cheese. 2. Escherichia coli are present in intestines and help in digestion of food, and production of vitamin K. 3. Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron and Bacteroides fragilis live in the gut and help in digestion of carbohydrates and sugar transport and utilization.
Causes and Risk Factors
Some bacteria cause illness. They invade and quickly multiply in the body to form colonies. When this happens in the respiratory tract, the following diseases may occur: 1. Pharyngitis -- Streptococcus pyogenes 2. Diphtheria -- Corynebacterium diphtheria 3. Pertussis -- Bordetella pertussis 4. Tuberculosis -- Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Bacteria also cause skin infections such as: 1. Leprosy -- Mycobacterium leprae 2. Abscess -- Staphylococcus aureus
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms of bacterial infection would depend on the condition, the organ affected, and the kind of bacteria causing the infection.
The diagnosis of bacterial infections would depend on the symptomatic history of the patient. The tests that may be done include: 1. Physical examination 2. Blood tests 3. Urine tests 4. Urine culture 5. Gram stain to identify bacteria 6. Toxin assay to look for the toxins made by the bacteria 7. Culture or biopsy of the tissue infected
The treatment will depend on the kind of infection. Antibiotics are usually prescribed to treat bacterial infections. These are medicines that kill the bacteria. They may be given in the oral or injectable form. Some antibiotics that may be prescribed for a bacterial infection may include: 1. Amoxicillin 2. Azithromycin 3. Doxycycline 4. Ofloxacin 5. Tetracycline 6. Gentamycin 7. Metronidazole 8. Clindamycin Supportive therapy may be required for other symptoms, such as fever.
Complications and When Should You See a Doctor
The complications will depend on the kind of bacterial infection. Antibiotics must be taken carefully and for the duration, they are prescribed for. Taking them too frequently, taking them without a prescription or not completing the full course of treatment may lead to a development of antibiotic resistance, where antibiotics fail to kill bacteria. Antibiotic resistance makes treatment of bacterial infections difficult and may prolong the illness and severity.
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Benefits of CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup for your child
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup kills the infection-causing bacteria in your body. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones and joints, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
Side effects of CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup in children
CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-
Common side effects of Cefoprox
How can I give CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup to my child?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup is to be taken with food.
How Cefoprox Oral Suspension works
CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, this medicine stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making the bacteria resistant to further treatment.
CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Usually, CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup is considered safe to use in children with mild to moderate kidney disease. Dose modifications may be required in children with severe kidney disease.
CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if I forget to give CEFO-50/100 Dry Syrup to my child?
Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next dose. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule and do not give the double dose to catch up.