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Cefakind 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefuroxime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 31, 2019

Cefakind is an antibiotic drug of the class of medicines called cephalosporin. 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.

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 this tablet, if you have any of the conditions mentioned above.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Cystitis

  • Pyelonephritis

  • Nongonococcal Urethritis

  • Skin And Structure Infection

  • Pneumonia

  • Bronchitis

  • Inhalation Anthrax

  • Plague

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • 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 Cefakind 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.

Belonging to the second generation cephalosporins, this 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

    This medication 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.
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About Cefakind 500 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Cefakind 500 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Cefakind 500 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Cefakind 500 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Cefakind 500 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Cefakind 500 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Cefakind 500 MG Tablet ?