Altacef 500 MG Tablet
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.
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
DiseaseThis medication should be used with caution in patients suffering from Gastrointestinal Disorders, Liver Disease, Seizure disorders, and Impaired kidney function.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholThis medication do not interact with alcohol. Doctor consultation is recommended.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis medication is known to interact with Amikacin, Chloramphenicol, Ethinyl Estradiol, Cholera Vaccine and Furosemide.
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