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Megapime 500 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Cefipime
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Megapime 500 MG Injection is useful in managing bacterial infections such as pneumonia and skin infections, kidney as well as urinary tract infections. It is also used in combination with other medications for treating infections in the abdominal area. The medication belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics and treats infections caused due to the low white blood cell count. Megapime 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 Megapime 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.

Megapime 500 MG Injection causes side effects such as 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. Some of the serious side effects are:

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

  • Pneumonia

  • Pyelonephritis

  • Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

  • Intra-Abdominal 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 medication should not be used by pregnant women. Consult a 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 recommended to consult a doctor before taking this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Megapime 500 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.

Megapime 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 Disease

    Impaired Kidney Function

    Megapime 500 MG Injection should not be used in patients who suffer from impaired kidney function or any other kidney disease.

    Colitis

    Avoid if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal diseases such as colitis. Drink plenty amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    Impaired Liver Function

    Do not use it if you suffer from liver disease or a family history of liver disease as it can lead to undesired effect.

    Seizure Disorders

    Do not use it if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. A suitable and safe alternative should be used in such a case.
  • 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

    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

    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

    You should avoid taking Cholera vaccine for atleast 14 days after taking Megapime 500 MG Injection. Usage of other antibiotics and vaccines should be reported to the doctor.

    Furosemide

    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.
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