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Altacef 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefuroxime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 29, 2019

This medication is an antibiotic drug. It is a part of the class of medicines called cephalosporin. This broad-spectrum antibiotic is useful in treating a wide variety of infections that are caused by bacteria. It is used in the treatment of conditions such as acute or chronic bronchitis, tonsillitis, Lyme disease, Chlamydia, and so on.

This medication works by creating a hostile environment for the bacteria to survive. It damages the cell walls of bacteria, prevents the growth of bacteria. Therefore, eliminates the bacterial infection.

This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions

  • Cystitis

  • Pyelonephritis

  • Nongonococcal Urethritis

  • Skin And Structure Infection

  • Pneumonia

  • Bronchitis

This medication can cause below-mentioned side effects

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for a duration of 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed within 2 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women should not use this medication. Consult your doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No, it does not contain habit forming tendencies.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Women who are breastfeeding should not use this medication as it can cause side effects for the baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Altacef 500 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. A dose should be skipped if the time of the second scheduled dose is near.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Doctor consultation is recommended if an overdose is suspected. Immediate medical attention may be needed in such situation.

Belonging to the second generation cephalosporins, this medication works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to the penicillin-binding proteins which would inhibit the growth and multiplication of bacteria.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease


    This medication should be used with caution in patients suffering from Gastrointestinal Disorders, Liver Disease, Seizure disorders, and Impaired kidney function.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    This medication do not interact with alcohol. Doctor consultation is recommended.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication is known to interact with Amikacin, Chloramphenicol, Ethinyl Estradiol, Cholera Vaccine and Furosemide.

Ques: What is Altacef 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication has Cefuroxime as an active ingredient present. It performs its action by obstructing the production of bacterias in the bacterial cell wall.

Ques: What are the uses of Altacef 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Bronchitis, lymes, sinusitis, cystitis, pharyngitis, Pyelonephritis, infections such as ear infections, lungs, and urinary tract infections.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Altacef 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this medication. These include abdominal pain, headache, skin rashes, itching, diarrhea, painful urination, chills, chest pain, and breath shortness.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Altacef 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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