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Cefantral 1000 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Lupin Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefotaxime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: March 14, 2019

Cefantral 1000 MG Injection is a part of the class of medicines called cephalosporin. This broad spectrum antibiotic cures wide variety of infections of lungs, brain and bones that are caused by bacteria. This medication specifically treats joint infections, meningitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, pneumonia, sepsis, urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, and cellulitis. It is administered into the body by injecting it either into a vein or a muscle. In some cases, it can also cause pain at the injection site.

It is advised not to take this medicine if you are hypersensitive to Cefantral 1000 MG Injection or other medication belonging to the category of cephalosporins. Some medical conditions and diseases can also interact with it, so inform your doctor about it. Cefantral 1000 MG Injection can cause a few side effects like inflammation at the site of infusion, nausea and vomiting, rash, diarrhoea, pruritus, or fever. The dosage prescribed by your doctor would be based on your age, weight, kidney function, other medications you are taking and how you respond to this medication. Continue this medication for the prescribed duration, even if the symptoms seem to disappear after few days. Discontinuing the medication too early may result in recurrence of the infection.

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Cefantral 1000 MG Injection treats meningitis, which is an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.
  • Bacterial Septicemia

    Cefantral 1000 MG Injection helps in treating septicemia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • Gonococcal Infection

    It is used to cure gonococcal infection which is a sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Urinary Tract Infection

    It treats infections of the urinary tract caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
  • Pneumonia

    Cefantral 1000 MG Injection is used to cure community-acquired pneumonia. It is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Bone And Joint Infections

    Cefantral 1000 MG Injection is used to cure bone and joint infections like septic arthritis and osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococci and Streptococci species.
  • Skin And Structure Infection

    Cefantral 1000 MG Injection helps in treating Skin and structure infection like cellulitis, wound infection and cutaneous abscess caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Allergy

    This medication should not be used by the patient if he has a known history of allergy to it or any other medication belonging to Cephalosporins.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    This medication is excreted largely in urine and the effect lasts for a duration of 4 to 6 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication can be observed within 30 minutes of intramuscular injection.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Limited data is available on the use of this medication in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed under the supervision of the doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication can be used by breastfeeding women. Small amount of this medication is excreted in human breast milk. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea or thrush is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cefantral 1000 MG Injection , 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 Renal disease.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    This medication is not known to interact with alcohol. Doctor consultation is recommended.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


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