Altacef 250 mg Injection

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Altacef 250mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Altacef Injection

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Uses of Altacef Injection

Altacef 250 mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in serious bacterial infections of various body parts like urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Altacef Injection

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Altacef Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Altacef Injection works

Altacef 250 mg injection is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It prevents bacteria from making their own protective cell wall. This causes the bacteria to rupture and finally death.

In Depth Information on Altacef Injection

Expert advice for Altacef Injection

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Altacef immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Altacef 250 mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Altacef 250 mg Injection 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Altacef 250 mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

Avoid prolonged use of Altacef 250 mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Altacef 250 mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Altacef
250 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Altacef
250 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefuroxime, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Altacef 250mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

Yes, Altacef is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Altacef belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Altacef is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Altacef is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Altacef is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Altacef if you are G6PD deficient.
Altacef is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Altacef is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can Altacef be taken with azithromycin?
Altacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can Altacef be taken with doxycycline?
Altacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Altacef with pseudoephedrine?
Altacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can Altacef be taken with naproxen?
Altacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Altacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Altacef has a sulfur molecule in its structure. However, it is a beta-lactam antibiotic and allergic reactions due to the drug are because of the beta-lactam ring present in its structure. Report to your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins, or sulfa drugs before taking the drug.
Altacef like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Altacef is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
No, Altacef does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Altacef is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Altacef, consult your doctor.
Yes, Altacef is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Altacef use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Altacef, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Altacef?
No drug interactions have been reported when Altacef is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Altacef with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Altacef is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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