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Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml

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FORMULACefadroxil 125 mg / 5 ml
COMPANYPlatinum Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd
TYPESuspension
About

About

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml belongs to a class of drugs called “Cephalosporins”, specifically used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be Beta-Lactam, a broad-spectrum antibiotic i.e., it works against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria. Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is chemically composed of Cefadroxil, a 1st generation cephalosporin. It is effective against a variety of gram-negative bacteria and some gram-positive microbes. 

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is used in the treatment of bacterial infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract and skin. It is not effective against viral infections such as flu or viral fever. Therefore, using any antibiotic when it is not required may decrease its efficacy for future infections. On the other hand, some people might be allergic to penicillin antibiotics, and they will also not be able to take Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml.

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is available on prescription, in the form of drops, suspension, and capsules, tablets. Dosage of Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml depends on age, weight, patient's response to the medicine, and their comorbidities. Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is taken orally with or without food in prescribed dosage (usually 8-12 hourly) depending upon the severity of infection and kidney function. Drug dose regimen must be strictly followed without skipping to avoid bacterial resistance. Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion (stomachache).

Indications

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is prescribed to adults and children from above 6 months of age.

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Infections of the respiratory tract like Pneumonia (nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs)
  • Sinusitis 
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Pharyngitis 
  • Urinary tract (UTIs), skin and soft tissue infections
  • Bone infections
  • Skin infections

How does Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml work

It is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called Cephalosporins. They work by preventing the bacteria from forming an important compound (peptidoglycan) for their protective outer coating, called the cell wall essential to bacterial cell survival, growth, and multiplication, thereby killing them. 

How To Use Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is to be taken orally (by mouth) twice daily or as directed by the doctor. It is advised to have Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml with food if it causes an upset stomach. If Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is to be taken more than once in a day, the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose. Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is available in tablets as well as in liquid form.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is available in a dry powder form that comes in a glass bottle, to be reconstructed into a suspension by adding the prescribed amount of water stated on the label. Remove the cap and gently tap the bottle to break loose settled powder. Add half of the required amount of water, shake well, and then add the remainder of the water. Despite dissolving the powdered medicine in the water, there will still be lumps of the mixture in the water, it is therefore advised to shake the bottle well every time before use. Do not use household spoon/devices, a calibrated spoon is available with Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml, alternatively, a syringe/device can be purchased at a pharmacy. 

Dosage

Adult Dosage

  • For adults capsules or injections are recommended for better clinical results. 
  • The recommended adult dose varies according to the severity of the infection. Usually, 1 - 2 grams in divided doses at 8-12 hourly intervals are given for 7-10 days

Child Dosage

  • Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml can be prescribed to children older than 1 month to 12 years of age. 
  • Children younger than 12 years are usually given the liquid form, dosage depending on their weight and age, the severity of infection 
  • Recommended dose: 30 mg/kg/day in divided doses, twice daily, every 12 hours
  • Following doses of 250 mg/ 5 ml are given as per weight in divided doses, twice a day:
  • < 5 kgs: ½ tsp
  • < 10 kgs: 1 tsp
  • 10-15 kgs: 1 ½ tsp 
  • 18- 20 kgs: 2 tsp 
  • 20-25 kgs: 2 ½ tsp
  • 25-30 kgs: 3 tsp 
  • Maximum Safe dose: 2 g per day

Elderly Dosage 

  • For elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems, a lowered dose of Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician. In the case of kidney disease, the dose is guided by creatinine clearance values.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is classified as a pregnancy category B drug by FDA (meaning no evidence of any risk to the fetus in controlled animal trials but insufficient data is available). If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to conceive, please consult your doctor before using Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml.

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is also secreted in human milk, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml. 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml:

  • Allergy to Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml or penicillin
  • kidney impairment
  • Severe liver disease
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml:

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Anemia 
  • Seizures 
  • Prolonged prothrombin time 
  • Elderly patients
  • Coombs test can be tested positive during treatment with Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml. Make sure you provide a complete list of your prescription
  • History of colitis or Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Make sure to complete the prescribed course completely to avoid future resistance to the same bacteria 

Interactions With Other Medications

Few medicines can interact with Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml some of which are enlisted below. Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml:

  • Other antibiotics 
  • Vaccines (e.g. typhoid vaccine, BCG)
  • Acyclovir 
  • Probenecid
  • Paracetamol / acetaminophen 
  • Acetazolamide 
  • Antivirals such as abacavir
  • Estrogen/estradiol
  • Warfarin 
  • Furosemide
  • Chloramphenicol 
  • Celecoxib 

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml has some side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

  • Nausea 
  • Indigestion (stomachache)
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Numbness 
  • Dizziness
  • Change in the taste

Rare Adverse Effects

Immediately consult your doctor if you notice any of the following or worse signs:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Change of color in vaginal discharge 
  • Oral thrush (opportunistic fungal infection of the mouth)
  • Very rarely: pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Cold clammy skin, discoloration of fingers
  • Convulsions

How To Cope with Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches - In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Fatigue - Patients experiencing this adverse effect are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days
  • Stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea) - Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take the medication with food. It is important to have plenty of fluids during this time.
  • Loss of appetite - Having smaller meals at regular mealtimes or regular intervals is advised. The patient is asked to snack on healthy and nutritious snacks such as dry fruits throughout the day.
  • Change in taste - This tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment; saltwater with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar-free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.

FAQs

#1. What If I Miss A Dose Of Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#2. How To Store Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml?

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3. How Does Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml Work?

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

#4. Will Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#5. Can I Take Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml During My Pregnancy?

Although Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is deemed safe to be taken during pregnancy, please consult a doctor first before using Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml

#6. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

#7. Does Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml Cause Addiction?

No, this drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#8. Can I Consume Alcohol With Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#9. Is Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml Safe to Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes, this drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml.

#10. Can Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml Be Used If Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#11. What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Treatment With Cedrox 125mg/5ml Suspension 60 ml And How Often?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on creatinine levels, serum potassium levels, prothrombin time are advised to be done along sometimes with an ECG test to monitor heart rhythm.

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