CEFTUM 500 mg 4 Tablet

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required  

 

Manufacturer Name: Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

 

Drug classification: Cephalosporin antibiotics

 

What is this used for:

  • Different types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections

 

When to not take this medicine:

 

  • Hypersensitivity or Allergy towards Cefuroxime
  • Liver diseases
  • Kidney disease
  • Diarrhea

 

How should i take the medicine:

 

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

This medicine prevents the growth of bacterial infections by preventing vital protein synthesis processes within the bacterial cells.

 

Side effects

  • Diarrhea (Common)
  • Loose or frequent stools (Common)
  • Abdominal or stomach pain (Less common)
  • Blood in the urine or stools (Less common)
  • Chest pain (Less common)
  • Confusion (Less common)
  • Depression (Less common)
  • Dizziness (Less common)
  • Fast heartbeat (Less common)
  • Feeling of discomfort (Less common)
  • Headache (Less common)
  • Muscle twitching (Less common)
  • Coughing up blood (Unknown)
  • General body swelling (Unknown)
  • Paralysis (Unknown)

 

Pregnancy warning: 

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

 

Lactation warning:

 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

 

  • BCG-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together Cefixime may reduce the anti-tumor activity of BCG in the bladder. To ensure adequate response to your cancer treatment, you should not receive BCG until after you complete your antibiotic therapy. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Cholera vaccine-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it increases the risk of kidney damage. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Gentamicin-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it increases the risk of kidney damage. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Furosemide-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together it increases the risk of kidney damage. The interaction is more likely to occur when the cephalosporin is given at high dosages by injection into the vein or when it is given to the elderly or individuals with preexisting kidney function impairment. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

  • Typhoid vaccine-Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicine. When these medicines are taken together Cefixime can reduce the activity of the vaccine. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.

 

Alcohol interactions:

 

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.

 

Food interactions:

 

N/A.

 

Expert Advice: 

  1. This medicine can be taken with or without food.  
  2. Atrophic gastritis has been noted with long-term use of this medicine.
  3. Seek immediate medical care if you experience any unusual side effects such as Muscle twitching, Coughing up blood, General body swelling, Paralysis
  4. The use of this medicine may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. Inform your doctor immediately in case you have watery stools.

 

Missed dose instructions:

 

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However if it is almost the time for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Over dose Instructions:

 

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

  1. Store this medicine in a cool and dry place away from moisture. 
  2. Keep the medicine away from the reach of children


References:


  1. DailyMed - CEFUROXIME AXETIL tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 20 October 2020]. Available from: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=faef39e9-d793-4191-a728-310f6fab759d
  2. Cefuroxime: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 20 October 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601206.html



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