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Scud 250 MG Injection

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

Scud 250 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, Scud 250 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 Scud 250 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.

Scud 250 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:

In case you are pregnant or planning to be, or a breastfeeding mother, consult your doctor before taking Scud 250 MG Injection.

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

Scud 250 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

Scud 250 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

Scud 250 MG Injection is used to treat skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.

Intra-abdominal Infection

Scud 250 MG Injection is used in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococci and Streptococci.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Scud 250 MG Injection or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins or cephalosporins.
In addition to its intended effect, Scud 250 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 Scud 250 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
Ordain Healthcare Pvt. Ltd

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

Scud 250 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

Major
The blood concentration of intravenous Scud 250 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 Scud 250 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 Scud 250 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 Scud 250 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.
What are you using Scud 250 MG Injection for?
Other
Pyelonephriits
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
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