SEFPOTEC 200 mg. 10 tablets
The name of your medicine is SEFPOTEC 200 mg film-coated tablets. Each tablet contains 260.90 mg of cefpodoxime proxetil, equivalent to 200 mg cefpodoxime.
Cefpodoxime active substance is an antibiotic that is used to kill bacteria that cause infection in your body. Cefpodoxime belongs to a group of antibiotics called cephalosporins.
Your medicine is used to treat infections of the ears, throat, sinuses, breast and lung caused by bacteria. It may you be written in infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, otitis media or pneumonia. It can be used to treat skin infections, urinary tract infections (cystitis and kidney infections) and sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea).
2. What you need to know before taking SEFPOTEC?
Do not take SEFPOTEC
- If you are allergic to cefpodoxime or antibiotics, other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and Precautions
Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you have an allergy, especially to cephalosporins, penicillins or similar antibiotics. If an allergic reaction to cefpodoxime proxetil, discontinue treatment.
Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe, persistent and / or bloody diarrhea during or after treatment with the tablets. This may be a sign of serious bowel inflammation (pseudomembranous colitis) which may occur following treatment with antibiotics and require discontinuation of treatment and start specific therapy.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, you have recently taken or might take any other medicines as some could interact with SEFPOTEC.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines as they may interact with SEFPOTEC:
• antacids, used to treat indigestion
• medicines to treat ulcers
• Diuretics, which are used to increase urine output as probenecid
• medicines used to prevent kidney damage
Antacids and anti-ulcer treatment should be administered 2-3 hours post
SEFPOTEC tablets. In such cases, your doctor may change the treatment if deemed necessary.
If you need to do tests (blood, urine or diagnostic test as SootY) while taking this medication, tell your doctor that you take SEFPOTEC.
SEFPOTEC with food and drink
You always have to take the tablets with food as it helps their action.
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you think you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
Nursing mothers should not use SEFPOTEC. Immediately consult your doctor if you are breast feeding.
Driving and using machines
Known cases of dizziness. If you feel dizzy you should not drive, operate machinery or engage in activities that could put you at risk.
3. How to take SEFPOTEC?
Always take this medicine exactly as you have been told by your doctor. If you are not sure. ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor will tell you how many tablets to take, at what time to take the tablets and how long to take them.
The recommended dose is:
• Throat: 100 mg twice daily.
• sinus infections: 200 mg twice daily.
• Infections of the breast and lung cancer: 200 mg twice daily.
• Infections of the urinary tract, for example. cystitis: 100 mg twice daily.
• Infections of the kidney: 200 mg twice daily.
• Infections of the skin: 200 mg twice daily.
• Sexually transmitted infections, gonorrhea: 200 mg single dose.
It is important to take your medicine at the right time of day. Always take the tablets with food because food helps the action of the tablets.
NOTE: Your doctor will advise you which is the best way to take the medicine. Always follow this advice when and how to take your medicine and always read the information on the box. Your pharmacist can also help if you are unsure.
If you take more dose SEFPOTEC
If you take more dose of this medicine, talk to your doctor or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. You may experience the following side effects: confusion, lack of interest or emotion, excitement.
If you forget to take SEFPOTEC
If you miss a dose of this medicine at the right time, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up the missed dose.
If you stop taking SEFPOTEC
It is important to take this medicine until you finish the prescribed course. You should not stop taking this medicine just because you feel better. If you stop taking too soon, the infection may return.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Adverse reactions are evaluated depending on the frequency at which they meet. For this purpose, the following categories of frequency of adverse reactions:
Common: Side effects that may occur in less than 1 person in every 10.
Uncommon: Side effects that may occur in less than 1 person in 100 patients.
Rare: Side effects that may occur in less than 1 person per 1000 patients.
Very rare: Side effects that may occur in less than 1 person in 10,000 patients.
Isolated cases: Side effects that may occur in even smaller number of patients.
Consult your doctor immediately if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: swelling in the ankle / foot, fatigue, dizziness, rapid heart rate / palpitations, breathing problems, impaired thinking / mood changes, new signs of infection (eg. high temperature, constant sore throat), dark urine, constant nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the whites of the eyes / skin, easy bruising / bleeding, change in the amount of urine, seizures.
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur in you, visual disturbances, confusion, slurred speech.
Rare: pseudomembranous colitis, resulting in a kind of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after discontinuation of therapy. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience in: neotshumyavashta diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain / spasm, blood / mucus in the stools. If you have these symptoms, do not use medicines against diarrhea or narcotic painkillers as it may worsen your symptoms.
Uncommon: allergic reactions such as mucocutaneous reactions, skin rashes, urticaria (raised spots) and itching.
Very rare: skin reactions with blisters. If such symptoms occur, treatment with the product should be discontinued. Anaphylactic reactions (eg. Bronchospasm, purpura and swelling of the face and limbs).
Very serious allergic reaction to this medicine are very rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, breathing problems.
Nervous system disorders
Common: headache, dizziness, insomnia, numbness and tingling.
Metabolism and nutrition
Common: decreased appetite
Ear and labyrinth
Uncommon: ringing in the ears
Blood and lymphatic system
Rare: reducing the number of different cells in the blood, increase in the number of certain types of white blood cells, increasing the number of cells that are necessary for blood clotting
Very rare: haemolytic anemia (anemia type, which can be severe and is caused by the rupture of red blood cells).
Rare: changes in blood tests that show how your liver function
Very rare: hepatic impairment
Although uncommon, this drug may affect your liver and blood. It may make you feel tired or worsen your general condition. If using this medicine for more than 10 days, your doctor may do a blood test, but this is normal procedure and therefore should not worry.
Renal and urinary tract
Very rare: elevated BUN and creatinine
General disorders and administration site conditions
Uncommon: general weakness or fatigue
If you get any side effects, contact your doctor.
How to store Sefpotec?
Keep out of reach of children. Store in the original package to protect from moisture. Do not store above 25 ° C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not dispose of medicines via wastewater. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment
6. Contents of the pack and further information
- Active substance is cefpodoxime. Each tablet contains 260.90 mg cefpodoxime proxetil equivalent to 200 mg of cefpodoxime.
- The other ingredients are: Core: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (Auyue! KC 591), sodium lauryl sulphate,
hydroxypropyl-1 (HPC-I), silicon dioxide, anhydrous koliden (AegozN 200), magnesium stearate.
The composition of the film coat: titanium dioxide (E171), cellulose, microcrystalline (E460), stearic acid (E570), hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (E464).