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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: April 12, 2019

Altacef 500 MG Tablet is an anti-biotic drug that 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, gonorrhea, syphilis, pneumonia, laryngitis, sinusitis and urinary tract infections. This drug is also used to treat bacterial infections of the throat, cervix, pelvis, urethra, skin, middle ear and nasal passage.

Altacef 500 MG Tablet works by creating a hostile environment for the bacteria to survive. It damages the cell walls of bacteria, prevents the growth of bacteria and therefore eliminates the bacterial infection.

This antibiotic can be taken orally as a tablet or a liquid suspension. It is possible to over dose on this medicine. Therefore, it is imperative to follow the instructions of your doctor and take Altacef 500 MG Tablet, only according to the prescription.

The risk of side effects increases if you take this medication while suffering from conditions like liver disorders, kidney problems, heart conditions, allergies, gastrointestinal diseases, phenylketonuria and diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile. It is advisable for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children to avoid taking this antibiotic, since it might lead to negative reactions for these patients. Therefore, you should consult with your doctor before starting a prescription of Altacef 500 MG Tablet, if you have any of the conditions mentioned above.

While taking Altacef 500 MG Tablet, the common side effects that could occur include nausea, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, rashes, fever, chills, muscle aches and diarrhea. These side effects might resolve themselves within a few days, and hence, it is not a major cause for concern. Some of the major side effects that could occur are severe stomachaches, mood swings, fatigue, jaundiced eyes or skin, yeast infection, inflammation of the bowels, bloody stools and dark urine. You should call for medical aid as soon as you detect any of these side effects. You could have an allergic reaction from taking Altacef 500 MG Tablet. An allergy to this anti-biotic will result in symptoms such as hives, rashes, swelling of the tongue, throat, face, hands or feet, itchiness and difficulty in breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should discontinue the usage of this drug and contact a medical health professional immediately.

  • Cystitis

    Altacef 500 MG Tablet is used to cure cystitis which is a bladder infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Pyelonephriits

    This medication helps in treating Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Nongonococcal Urethritis

    Altacef 500 MG Tablet treats Nongonococcal Urethritis which is an inflammation of urethra caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella.
  • Skin and structure Infection

    Altacef 500 MG Tablet cures Skin and Structure infection like cellulitis, wound infection and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Pneumonia

    Altacef 500 MG Tablet is used to cure Community-Acquired Pneumonia which is a most common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Bronchitis

    Altacef 500 MG Tablet is used to treat bronchitis which is an inflammation in lungs caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Mycoplasma Pneumonia.
  • Allergy

    Altacef 500 MG Tablet should not be used by the patient if he has a known history of allergy to medicines belonging to this medication or any other medication belonging to fluoroquinolones.
  • Tendinitis or tendon rupture

    Do not take this medication if you have a past history of tendinitis or tendon rupture after using Altacef 500 MG Tablet.
  • myasthenia gravis

    Avoid taking this medication if you have a past or family history of suffering from Myasthenia Gravis (weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control).
  • 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 Altacef 500 MG Tablet 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 Altacef 500 MG Tablet.
  • 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, Altacef 500 MG Tablet 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

    Disease

    Altacef 500 MG Tablet should be used with caution in patients suffering from Gastrointestinal Disorders, Liver Disease, Seizure disorders and Impaired kidney function.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

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

    Medicine

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

Ques: What is Altacef 500 MG Tablet?

Ans: Altacef 500 mg tablet is a medication which has Cefuroxime as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the production of bacterias in bacterial cell wall. Altacef 500 mg tablet is used to avoid infections such as ear infections, lungs and urinary tract infections. Altacef 500 mg tablet is used to treat conditions such as Bronchitis, lymes, sinusitis, cystitis, pharyngitis and Pyelonephritis.

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

Ans: Altacef 500 mg tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Bronchitis, lymes, sinusitis, cystitis, pharyngitis and Pyelonephritis. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like infections such as ear infections, lungs and urinary tract infections. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Altacef 500 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

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 Altacef 500 mg tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include abdominal pain, headache, skin rashes and itching. Apart from these, using Altacef 500 mg tablet may further lead to diarrhea, painful urination, chills, chest pain and breath shortness. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted. "

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

Ans: Altacef 500 mg tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Altacef 500 mg tablet. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
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