- This medicine have cefuroxime as an active ingredient which belongs to a class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics and indicated for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections.
- Due to β-lactam ring in it’s chemical structure this medicine is also called β-lactam antibiotics and it is derived from the mold Acremonium.
- It is effective in infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, throat, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, bones, and joints.
- This medicine is also used as a prophylactic medicine before any surgery to prevent infections due to surgery.
- Antibiotics are substances produced by microorganisms, which selectively suppress the growth of or kill other microorganism at very low concentrations.
- Before using this medicine tell your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredients of this medicine or taking any other medicines or any other herbal preparations and food supplements. Use it in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
- Treatment of Bacterial Infections
In Treatment of Bacterial Infections:
- This medicine helps you to fight against many different types of bacterial infections such as Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Infections, Skin Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, bones, joints and dental infections. It can also be used to treat sexually transmitted diseases.
- This medicine helps to shorten the duration of infections due to it’s bactericidal action against bacteria and makes you feel better more quickly.
- It helps you to go for your daily life activities more quickly.
- This medicine also helps to prevent complications arises due to bacterial infections if left untreated.
Most adverse effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as soon as your body adjusts to the medicine. Additionally Consult your doctor if they persist for longer duration if causes any serious trouble.
Common Adverse Effects
- Abdominal pain
- Taste alteration
- You can take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor, Moreover It should be taken with food at fixed time every day.
- Your doctor will decide the right dose for you, however this may vary from person to person depending on the infections being treated and many other factors like your weight, age etc.
- Do not try to cut or break the medicine with knife or by any other means, otherwise it may reduce the efficacy of your medicine. please take it as a whole and swallow with water.
- This medicine works by preventing synthesis of bacterial cell wall which is a protective covering and requires for the survival of bacteria. it kills the bacterial cell by binding to the outer layer of the bacteria and blocking the activity of the enzyme that makes peptidoglycan which is a vital component of the bacterial cell wall. As a result, it kills the bacteria, and prevents the infection from spreading and becoming more severe.
Although it is safe to consume alcohol with this medicine for most of the people but still we recommended for not over use the alcohol with it.
Pregnancy Safe if Prescribed
This medicine is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited data available for humans but animal studies have shown no or little harmful effects to the developing baby. your doctor may prescribe this medicine after weighing the benefits and any potential risk during pregnancy. Do not use this medicine until your doctor have prescribed it for you.
Breast Feeding Safe If Prescribed
This medicine is probably safe to use during breastfeeding as limited available human data suggests that it does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Although this medicine may partially passed through the mother milk and induce diarrhea and rash in some babies.
Driving No relevant data
No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machineries have been performed. However, as this medicine may cause dizziness in some patients, you should be cautious when driving or operating machinery.
Kidney Expert consultation Required
There is not enough human studies data available for the use of this medicine for kidney disorder patients. Please take an expert consultation.
Liver Expert Consultation Required
There is not enough human studies data available for the use of this medicine for liver impairment patients. Please take an expert consultation.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, please take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and adhere on your regular schedule. Do not double the dose for adjusting the missed dose at very short interval, otherwise you may experience some serious side effects.
Tell your physician if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, herbal preparations, including medicines obtained without prescription because taking this medicine with any of these can modify the effect of either of them and cause some serious side effects:
- Antacids used to treat heartburn (Omeprazole)
- Immuno-suppressing drugs (mycophenolate or mycophenolic acid)
- Medicines used for reducing uric acid (probenecid)
- Oral Contraceptive pills
- Chemical Class: Second generation Cephalosporins
- Habit Forming: No
- Therapeutic class: Antimicrobial
- Action class: Cephalosporin Antimicrobial
- You can take probiotics along with this medicine to get relief from antibiotic induced diarrhea.
- Taking this medicine with food and plenty of fluids can prevent gastric upset due to this medicine.
- Always inform your doctor about your all prescription as well as herbal preparation medicines, before using this medicine.
- Always complete your full course of antibiotics as directed by your doctor even if you feel better. Stopping this medicine earlier can worsen the infection and make it harder to treat.
- Immediately stop to take this medicine if you are feeling any severe allergic reactions like edema of the face, throat or tongue, breathing difficulties, severe skin rashes etc.
- Store in a cool and dry place below 30°C away from direct sunlight, Also Keeps away from the out of reach of children.
- Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page -232.
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