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Cefasom 500 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Umano Healthcare Pvt.Limited
Medicine composition: Cefuroxime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: February 22, 2019

Cefasom 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.

Cefasom 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.

Cefasom 500 MG Tablet is a medicine, which is a member of the anti-biotic family called cephalosporin. It destroys the bacteria that cause infections. Therefore, this broad spectrum anti-biotic is useful in treating conditions such as Lyme disease, bronchitis, gonorrhea, pneumonia, tonsillitis, laryngitis, cervicitis and sinusitis. It is also used to treat bacterial infections of the urinary tract, skin, ears, nose, kidney, urethra and throat.

Cefasom 500 MG Tablet intervenes in the bacteria’s process of forming cell walls. The cell walls of the bacteria are essential for their survival. The bacterial cell walls protect the contents of the cell from leaking out. This antibiotic damages the bond that keeps the cell wall in one piece. Therefore, Cefasom 500 MG Tablet causes holes to appear in the cell wall, making it impossible for the bacteria to survive. In this way, by destroying bacteria and inhibiting the reproduction of bacterial cells, the antibiotic is effective in eliminating bacterial infections.

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 Cefasom 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 Cefasom 500 MG Tablet, if you have any of the conditions mentioned above.

While taking Cefasom 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 Cefasom 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Cystitis

    Cefasom 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

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

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

    Cefasom 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

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

    This medication treats anthrax which is a rare but serious bacterial illness caused by Bacillus anthracis.
  • Plague

    Cefasom 500 MG Tablet cures Plague which is a serious bacterial illness caused by Yersinia pestis.
  • Allergy

    Cefasom 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 Cefasom 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 Cefasom 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 this medication. Potential benefits and risks involved should be given due consideration before administration.
  • 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. Avoid breastfeeding for about 3 to 4 hours to decrease the infant's risk exposure. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, diaper rash is necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cefasom 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.
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Belonging to the second generation cephalosporins, Cefasom 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

    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 Food

    Food

    Information not available
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

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