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Cefeprime 500 MG Injection

Cefeprime 500 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefipime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Cefeprime 500 MG Injection is used for treating certain bacterial infections that include pneumonia and skin, kidney as well as urinary tract infections. It can be combined with other medications for treating infections in the abdominal area. Belonging to the drug group known as cephalosporin antibiotics, Cefeprime 500 MG Injection is also used in treating patients with high fever having a greater risk of an infection, due to the low white blood cell count. The medication kills the bacteria, thus preventing the infection from spreading in the body. It is administered by an injection into a vein or a muscle, as instructed by your doctor. It is available in powder form that can be mixed with liquid and also in a pre-mixed liquid form.

The dosage of Cefeprime 500 MG Injection depends on your overall health condition, the infection you are suffering from and your body?s reaction to the first dose. In case you are taking this medication at home, ensure that you have complete knowledge regarding the preparation and usage. Continue using it till the time you have been prescribed by the doctor, even if you feel that you are getting better. Stopping it abruptly in the middle of the course can result in the returning of the infection. Also, do not take two doses to make up if you have missed a dose previously.

Cefeprime 500 MG Injection may have some side effects like headache, diarrhea and pain, redness or swelling in the area where it has been injected. You can wait for the symptoms to go away or consult your doctor if it bothers you. In case of the following serious side effects, seek medical help at once:

  • Watery stools with blood, stomach cramps and fever
  • Rashes
  • Difficulty in swallowing and breathing
  • Seizures, confusion or hallucinations
  • Signs of liver problem like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • Yellowing of your eyes and the skin

In case you are pregnant or planning to be, or a breastfeeding mother, consult your doctor before taking Cefeprime 500 MG Injection.

Pneumonia
Cefeprime 500 MG Injection is used in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae.
Pyelonephriits
Cefeprime 500 MG Injection is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Skin and Soft tissue infections
Cefeprime 500 MG Injection is used to treat skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Intra-abdominal Infection
Cefeprime 500 MG Injection is used in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococci and Streptococci.
Allergy
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Cefeprime 500 MG Injection or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins or cephalosporins.
In addition to its intended effect, Cefeprime 500 MG Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Abdominal Pain Major Common
Bleeding Gums Major Common
Convulsions Major Common
Fever Major Common
Headache Major Common
Yellowing of skin and eyes Major Common
Swelling of foot Major Less Common
Diarrhea Major Rare
Redness of skin Minor Less Common
Pain at the injection site Minor Less Common
Itching of vagina or genital area Minor Rare
Sour mouth Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 0.5 to 1.5 hours after an intravenous dose and 1 to 2 hours after an intramuscular dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. But the evidence is inadequate and it should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. Any incidence of rashes on skin or diarrhea in the infant should be reported. It is advised to consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cefeprime 500 MG Injection, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
India
United States
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
Impaired kidney function Major
The blood concentration of intravenous Cefeprime 500 MG Injection may increase in the patients suffering from impaired kidney function. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the severity of the condition. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary.
Colitis Moderate
Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking Cefeprime 500 MG Injection. Inform the doctor if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.
Impaired liver function Moderate
Use with caution if you have any liver disease or a family history of liver disease. Regular liver function tests are to be performed. Inform the doctor if you have any liver disease or if you develop any undesired effect.
Seizure disorders Moderate
Use with caution if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if you are suffering from a kidney disease. Discontinue if seizure is due to Cefeprime 500 MG Injection. Start with appropriate anticonvulsant medicine if it is clinically indicated.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Amikacin Moderate
You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur if you have a kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Ethinyl Estradiol Moderate
The desired effect of contraceptive pills will not be achieved if these medicines are taken together. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
Cholera Vaccine Major
You should avoid taking Cholera vaccine for atleast 14 days after taking Cefeprime 500 MG Injection. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.
Furosemide Moderate
You may experience nausea or vomiting, increased or decreased urination, sudden weight gain, and fluid retention if these medicines are used together. This interaction is more likely to occur in the elderly population with preexisting kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests are to be performed and appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.