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SWICH O TAB

Swich O Tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Swich O Tablet is used to treat infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract etc.. It is also used to treat acute otitis media, uncomplicated gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, prostatitis, skin and soft tissue infections, septicemia, conjuctivitis, and acute otitis media, etc. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Swich O Tablet are Cefpodoxime 200mg and Ofloxacin 200mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Cefpodoxime is active against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. It primarily targets the primary constituent of bacterial cell walls- thus leads to the inhibition of cell wall synthesis and eventually results in cell death.

Ofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic with bactericidal properties (kills bacteria). It helps to stop the growth of bacteria and thus treats bacterial infections.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Swich O Tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Swich O Tablet such as Cefpodoxime, Ofloxacin and other Cephalosporins and Quinolones
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Swich O Tablet. 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
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Vag infection
  • Anxiety
  • Cough
  • Decreased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Epistaxis
  • Eye pruritus
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Flatulence
  • Flushing
  • Fungal skin infection
  • Hypotension
  • Insomnia
  • Malaise
  • Nightmares
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Pruritus
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Mild increase in serun ALT
  • Esinophilia
  • Leukopenia
  • Anemia
  • Ocular discomfort
  • Irritation

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
  • Colitis
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea and colitis
  • Fatal vasculitis
How to Use

How to Use

Dosage as per your doctor’s suggestions and prescribed timings. Do not exceed the dose prescribed by him/her.
Swallow the Swich O Tablet whole immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break/cut/chew it instead.
Avoid missing/forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost 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 may be dangerous to your health.
Take Swich O tablet with or without food.
Do not take with antacids or supplements containing Fe or Zn within 2 hours before or after taking the medication and also ensure to get adequate hydration.

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
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Convulsive seizures
  • Impairment of conciousness
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the Swich O Tablet 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 people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this Swich O Tablet.

Liver:

Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this Swich O Tablet.

Pregnancy:

Cefpodoxime: May be used during pregnancy. However, do not take the medication without your doctor’s advice.
Ofloxacin: Caution adviced during 1st trimester. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment.

Lactation:

Safety during lactation is unknown. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother during the treatment.

Food:

The drug levels may be increased with food.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other drugs. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medication(s) during the treatment (if any).

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store at room temperature, protect from heat and moisture.
  • Do not use the Swich O Tablet beyond its expiry.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


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 2-8°C) 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

Seller Information
Manufactured By

ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

Packed By

ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

alkem house,senapati bapat marg,lower parel,mumbai - 400013

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