Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt

Manufacturer: Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefdinir, Lactobacillus
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt is primarily used for treating community-acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial otitis media, acute maxillary sinusitis, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections.

A few bacterial infections can be effectively treated with the help of Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt. The drug is as cephalosporin antibiotic and kills bacteria that causes infection in the body. Before you start using Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt ask your doctor more information about how it works and how the drug should be taken.

For instance, if you are pregnant or are trying to have a child or even breast feeding, check if it is still safe for you to take the drug. Patients with stomach problems, a disorder related to blood clotting, kidney issues and diabetes should also ensure safety of Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt before taking it.

The drug can be consumed either with a meal or even without. For patients who have stomach problems it is recommended that they take the dose with food. When using Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt, avoid taking any antacid which contains magnesium or aluminum. Ensure that you take the medicine regularly, preferable at the same time.

Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt can lead to dizzy spells and make you feel extremely sleepy. It is thus best that you avoid driving or handling heavy machinery to prevent any accidents. It is important to know that the drug only treats infections that are caused by some bacteria. It has no effect on viral infections.

After acute overdose, most agents cause only nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, although neuromuscular hypersensitivity and seizures are possible, especially in patients with renal insufficiency.

Hemodialysis may be helpful to aid in the removal of the drug from the blood but not usually indicated, otherwise most treatment is supportive or symptom directed following GI decontamination.

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

The medicine is useful against the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity

Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medicine may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function. Dosing adjustment in renal impairment: Clcr <30 mL/minute: 300 mg once daily.
    Hemodialysis removes cefdinir; recommended initial dose: 300 mg (or 7 mg/kg/dose) every other day. At the conclusion of each hemodialysis session, 300 mg (or 7 mg/kg/dose) should be given. Subsequent doses (300 mg or 7 mg/kg/dose) should be administered every other day.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    This medicine affect the consciousness of the patient, thus driving must be avoided while taking it.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Cefdinir, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medication belongs to the class of an oral cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by preventing the synthesis of peptidoglycan in the bacterial cell walls, which in turn helps control and cure infections in the body.

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 Lab Test

    Patient taking this medicine might result with positive Coombs' test. Kindly inform your doctor before any blood test is asked to be performed.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    • Decreased effect: Coadministration with iron or antacids reduces the rate and extent of cefdinir absorption.
    • Increased effect: Probenecid increases the effects of cephalosporins by decreasing the renal elimination in those which are secreted by tubular secretion.
    • Increased toxicity: Anticoagulant effects may be increased when administered with cephalosporins
  • Interaction with Disease

    Administer cautiously to penicillin-sensitive patients. There is evidence of partial cross-allergenicity and cephalosporins cannot be assumed to be an absolutely safe alternative to penicillin in the penicillin-allergic patient. Serum sickness-like reactions have been reported. Signs and symptoms occur after a few days of therapy and resolve a few days after drug discontinuation with no serious sequelae. Pseudomembranous colitis occurs; consider its diagnosis in patients who develop diarrhea with antibiotic use.

Ques: Is Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt effective?

Ans: Yes , Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Ques: Can the use of Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt cause diarrhea?

Ans: Yes, the use of Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt can cause diarrhea. Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria but can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, consult your doctor immediately.

Ques: What should you avoid while taking Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt?

Ans: While taking Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt, you must avoid antacids containing aluminum or magnesium, or multivitamins. It is advised to take these medications at least 2 hours before or after taking the Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt.

Ques: What if I forget to take a dose of Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt?

Ans: If you forget a dose of Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Ques: How long does Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt take to work?

Ans: Usually, Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Ques: Can I drink milk while taking Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt?

Ans: Yes, you may drink milk while taking Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt. In fact, you must not take Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt on an empty stomach and take it with food or milk to avoid stomach upset. If stomach upset occurs, please consult your doctor.

Ques: What if I do not get better after using Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt?

Ans: Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Ques: Can I stop taking Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?

Ans: No, do not stop taking Cefrine 125Mg/20Mg Tablet Dt before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. Still, you need to take this medicine for the prescribed duration to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.
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