About Gramocef-OF Tablet
GRAMOCEF OF TABLET belongs to a group of medications called ‘cephalosporin antibiotics‘ primarily used for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections of the skin, ears, lungs, prostate and urinary tract. Besides this, it also treats typhoid fever and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) like chlamydia and gonorrhoea. A bacterial infection happens when harmful bacteria enter inside the body and start multiplying. These harmful bacteria are responsible for producing toxins that can cause diseases like strep throat, urinary tract infection (UTI), bacterial food poisoning, gonorrhoea, bacterial meningitis, cellulitis, Lyme disease, and tetanus. GRAMOCEF OF TABLET does not work against viral infections like flu and colds.
GRAMOCEF OF TABLET contains ‘Cefixime’ (cephalosporin antibiotic) and ‘Ofloxacin’ (fluoroquinolone antibiotic) that works by preventing the formation of the outer covering of the bacteria (cell wall) required for their survival. GRAMOCEF OF TABLET prevents the release of a chemical messenger (mucopeptides) by the bacteria, thereby weakening and destroying the bacterial cell wall. GRAMOCEF OF TABLET is a broad range antibiotic that works against a wide range of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
GRAMOCEF OF TABLET can be taken with or without food on an empty stomach as suggested by the doctor. However, it is best to take it after a meal which will reduce the risk of stomach upset. A person should keep taking this medicine even if they are noticing the improvement in their condition as leaving in mid can lead to a reoccurrence of infection. Leaving this medicine in between may even cause severe illness, which in the future makes the body respond or resistant to antibiotics. Like other medications, GRAMOCEF OF TABLET may cause specific common side effects that include diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain, and vomiting. However, some of these side effects do not require medical attention and will pass within a couple of days. If side effects become get worse with time or do not pass within a couple of days, then one should consult their doctor.
GRAMOCEF OF TABLET is not allowed to use in patients who are already taking any of the other antibiotics or having kidney or liver problems. This medicine can only be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women if strongly suggested by the doctor. Ofloxacin present in GRAMOCEF OF TABLET may cause and aggravate symptoms of existing peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in legs), tendinitis (swelling or tearing of a tendon), myasthenia gravis (skeletal muscle weakness), and respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis. People with diabetes should contact a doctor before taking GRAMOCEF OF TABLET as GRAMOCEF OF TABLET can lower your blood sugar level in some cases. Patient with central nervous system disorder or epilepsy (fits) should avoid intake of GRAMOCEF OF TABLET as its use is contraindicated for them.
Uses of Gramocef-OF Tablet
Bacterial infections, Typhoid fever, Urinary tract infection (UTI)
GRAMOCEF OF TABLET is a combination of cephalosporin and fluoroquinolone antibiotics that works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal). Cefixime works by stopping the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the formation of a protective layer required by the bacteria or its growth. At the same time, Ofloxacin acts by blocking the action of a chemical messenger, which helps the genetic material of bacteria to survive. The doctor usually prescribes GRAMOCEF OF TABLET for the treatment of typhoid fever and urinary tract infections. Besides this, it also treats bacterial infections of the prostate, skin, lungs, sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhoea (cervical/urethral), ear infections (acute otitis media), upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), lower respiratory tract infection, tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils) and pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx).
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Gramocef-OF Tablet
There are some possible side effects of taking GRAMOCEF OF TABLET; however, not every person experiences them, and even some of the side effects did not require medical treatment. The possible side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, dyspepsia (Indigestion), loose stools, abdominal pain, and vomiting. If these side effects persist contact the doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
You should avoid taking GRAMOCEF OF TABLET if you are hypersensitive to ofloxacin, cefixime or other macrolide antibiotics as it may lead to overdose and toxicity. The use of GRAMOCEF OF TABLET is only allowed in pregnancy or breastfeeding if clearly suggested by the doctor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding before using GRAMOCEF OF TABLET. Ofloxacin present in GRAMOCEF OF TABLET may cause and aggravate symptoms of existing peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage in legs), tendinitis (swelling or tearing of a tendon), myasthenia gravis (skeletal muscle weakness), and respiratory issues like bronchitis, sinusitis. People with diabetes should contact a doctor before taking GRAMOCEF OF TABLET as GRAMOCEF OF TABLET can lower your blood sugar level in some cases. Patient with central nervous system disorder or epilepsy (fits) should avoid intake of GRAMOCEF OF TABLET as its use is contraindicated for them.
Drug-Drug Interaction: GRAMOCEF OF TABLET should be avoided to be taken with vaccines including typhoid vaccine, cholera vaccine, and Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG vaccine), antiepileptic (carbamazepine), blood thinner (warfarin), antacid and ulcer treating medicine (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, cimetidine, sucralfate), medicine to treat excess uric acid (probenecid), medicines for arthritis (methotrexate), diuretics/water pills (furosemide), asthma medicine (theophylline) and pain killers (fenbufen, ibuprofen).
Drug-Food Interaction: A person should limit the consumption of eating a high-fat meal as this makes it harder for your body to absorb GRAMOCEF OF TABLET. Do not consume grapefruit during antibiotics treatment can prevent the body from utilizing GRAMOCEF OF TABLET properly. So, prevent intake of grapefruit or grapefruit juice with the antibiotic. Avoid consuming calcium enriched foods and drinks as it might affect the working of GRAMOCEF OF TABLET.
Drug-Disease Interaction: People affected with diabetes mellitus, renal dysfunction, liver disease, seizure disorders, colitis (bowel disease that affects the large intestine, causing irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the colon) should not take GRAMOCEF OF TABLET.