Cefeprime 500 MG Injection
Cefeprime 500 MG Injection treats bacterial infections such as pneumonia, skin infections, kidney as well as urinary tract infections. Belonging to the drug group known as cephalosporin antibiotics, Cefeprime 500 MG Injection treats 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.
Cefeprime 500 MG Injection can cause 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
- 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.
Skin And Soft Tissue Infections
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medication lasts for a duration of about 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?The top effect of this injection is usually observed in 1 to 2 hours of an intramuscular administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This injection should be avoided by pregnant women, unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using it.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendency has been reported for this injection.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. It is still suggested to consult a doctor before taking this medication.
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.
Missed Dose instructionsThe 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 instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
Cefeprime 500 MG Injection belongs to the fourth generation cephalosporins. It 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
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. Consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
AmikacinYou 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 EstradiolThe 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 VaccineYou 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.
FurosemideYou 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.
Interaction with Disease
Impaired Kidney FunctionCefeprime 500 MG Injection should be avoided in those who suffer from an impaired kidney function or any active kidney disease.
ColitisAvoid if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases such as colitis. Drink plenty amount of water to prevent dehydration.
Impaired Liver FunctionDo not use this injection if you have any liver disease or a family history of liver disease as it can cause undesired effects.
Seizure DisordersDo not use this injection if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. A safer alternative of Cefeprime 500 MG Injection should be considered in such a case.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.
Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.