Maxicef 500 MG Injection
About Maxicef 500 MG Injection
Maxicef 500 MG Injection is used to cure bacterial infections such as pneumonia and skin infections, kidney as well as urinary tract infections. When used in combination with other medications, the injection also treats infections in the abdominal area. The medication comes under the category of cephalosporin antibiotics and manages infections caused due to the low white blood cell count. Maxicef 500 MG Injection kills the bacteria and inhibits the infection from spreading in the body. The injection is administered into a vein or a muscle, as instructed by your doctor. It is also available in powder form that can be mixed with liquid and also in a pre-mixed liquid form.
The dosage of Maxicef 500 MG Injection varies from one patient to another and depends on your overall health condition. The infection you are suffering from and your body’s reaction to the first dose are secondary factors that should be considered for determining the dose and duration. 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.
Maxicef 500 MG Injection causes side effects such as headache, diarrhea and pain, redness or swelling in the area where it has been injected. These symptoms usually go away on its own. Some of the serious side effects for which you should see a doctor as soon as possible are:
- 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 Maxicef 500 MG Injection.
What are the uses of Maxicef 500 MG Injection
Skin And Soft Tissue Infections
What are the contraindications of Maxicef 500 MG Injection ?
Key highlights of Maxicef 500 MG Injection
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this injection lasts for a duration of about 6 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The top effect of this medication is usually observed in 1 to 2 hours of an intramuscular administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This injection should be used only when necessary after consulting a doctor in women who are breastfeeding.
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 advised to consult a doctor before using this medication.
What are the substitutes for Maxicef 500 MG Injection ?
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Maxicef 500 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
What are the dosage instructions?
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.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
How does this medication work?
Maxicef 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.
What are the interactions of Maxicef 500 MG Injection ?
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. It is advisable to 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 Maxicef 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 FunctionMaxicef 500 MG Injection should be avoided in patients suffering from impaired kidney function or any other 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 lead to the undesired effects.
Seizure DisordersPatients suffering from seizures disorder or a family history of seizures should exercise caution while using this injection.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
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