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Cefaxil 125Mg Syrup

Manufacturer: Lark Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefuroxime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

An antibiotic drug, Cefaxil syrup is a part of the class of medicines called cephalosporin. This broad spectrum antibiotic cures 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 syrup also treats bacterial infections of the Throat, Cervix, Pelvis, Urethra, Skin, middle ear and nasal passage.

This medication creates 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 syrup intervenes in the bacteria’s process of forming cell walls. The cell walls of the bacteria are essential for their survival. It protects the contents of the cell from leaking out. This antibiotic damages the bond that keeps the cell wall in one piece. Therefore, Cefaxil 125Mg Syrup 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.

Cefaxil syrup is also available in tablet form and liquid suspension. It can be taken orally. It is possible to overdose on this medication. 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. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding woman. Consult your doctor if you have any of the conditions mentioned above.

The common side effects of this medication include nausea, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, rashes, fever, chills, muscle aches and diarrhea. These side effects might resolve themselves within a few days. Some of the major side effects that could occur are severe stomach aches, mood swings, fatigue, jaundiced eyes or skin, yeast infection, inflammation of the bowels, bloody stools and dark urine. Contact your doctor as soon as you detect any of these side effects. You could have an allergic reaction from taking Cefaxil 125Mg Syrup. An allergy to this antibiotic will result in symptoms such as hives, rash, 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

  • Pyelonephritis

  • Nongonococcal Urethritis

  • Skin And Structure Infection

  • Pneumonia

  • Bronchitis

  • Inhalation Anthrax

  • Plague

  • 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?

    In case of pregnancy, you must consult doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No, it does not contain habit forming tendencies.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    It is advised that breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cefaxil 125Mg Syrup , 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?

    Immediate medical attention may be needed in such situation.

Belonging to the second generation cephalosporins, Cefaxil 125Mg Syrup 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 Alcohol


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


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


    Cefaxil should be used with caution in patients suffering from Gastrointestinal Disorders, Liver Disease, Seizure disorders and Impaired kidney function.
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