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MONOCEF O 100MG TAB
Monocef O Tablet 100mg
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Monocef O Tablet 100mg is an antibiotic fight against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. This medicine is most commonly used to treat mild to moderate infections such as of pharyngitis, otitis media, sinusitis etc., caused by susceptible strains of the designated bacteria. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctors discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Monocef O Tablet 100mg is Cefpodoxime 100mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Cefpodoxime

Cefpodoxime interferes with the production of complex molecules in the cells and resists the cell wall assembly of the microorganism and ramification of cell death in bacteria.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking Monocef O Tablet 100mg:

  • Hypersenstivity to any of the ingredients used in the Monocef O Tablet 100mg such as Cefpodoxime or any other Cephalosporins
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Monocef O Tablet 100mg. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diaper and Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Vag Infection
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Dysgeusia
  • Epistaxis
  • Eye pruritus
  • Fatigue
  • Fiver
  • Flatulence
  • Nightmares
  • Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
  • Xerostomia
  • Fungal Skin infection
  • Insomnia
  • Hypotension

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea and Colitis
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Consume the tablet whole with a glass of water immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not break /chew/cut the tablet whole.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don?t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Monocef O Tablrt 100mg may be taken with food.
Dosage as recommended by your doctor or follow the directions written on the prescription.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Epigastric distress
  • Diarrhea
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Monocef O tablet 100mg only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution advised among patients suffering from renal problems. So inform your doctor, if you have any.

Pregnancy:

This drug may be used during pregnancy only if the need is clearly established. Regardless, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment.

Lactation:

This drug may pass into breast milk but harm to the baby is not expected based on the minimal excretion of the drug into the breast milk.

Food:

The levels of Cefpodoxime with food may get decreased.

Drug Interactions:

Antacids and H2 blockers may decrease the absorption rate of cefpodoxime and also reduced renal excretion with Probencide.

Precautions
  • Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Keep this medicine between 20-250C, away from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use Monocef O tablet beyond its expiry.
  • Do not use this medicine if the tablet strip is torn or the tablet is broken.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Cefpodoxime for:

It is used to treat bacterial infections.

How does Cefpodoxime work:

It works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.

How should Cefpodoxime be used:

Take Cefpodoxime exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. Take Cefpodoxime at regular intervals as instructed. Do not skip any doses. Continue to take it even when you feel better. You must complete the entire course of antibiotic. If you dont, the infection will not clear completely. Take Cefpodoxime with food to improve the absorption. If you have been given tablets, swallow them whole. If you have been given an oral suspension, shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose.

Common side effects of Cefpodoxime :

Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. - For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Cefpodoxime :

Alert your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions (rash, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes) to similar antibiotics such as cefalexin, cefuroxime, cefixime, ceftibuten or any other cephalosporin antibiotics. - Alert your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics, for example, amoxicillin, ampicillin and cloxacillin. Penicillins are related to cephalosporins and if you are allergic to one, you may be allergic to the other too.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.- Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. - Any bruising or bleeding. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Cefpodoxime with other medicines:

Cefpodoxime should not be taken with antacids and other gastric medicines such as cimetidine, ranitidine and famotidine. This is because these medicines could reduce the effectiveness of Cefpodoxime. If you must take antacids or gastric medicines, take between meals at least 2 hours before or after you have taken Cefpodoxime. - Alert your doctor if you are taking probenecid. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal medicines and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Cefpodoxime :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Refrigerate the oral suspension (between 2-8C) once you have mixed the powder with water. Do not freeze it otherwise it will become less effective. Throw away any unused portion after 14 days. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

Therapeutic Classification

Cephalosporins

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