Altacef 500mg Tablet

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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Medicine Overview of Altacef Tablet

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Uses of Altacef Tablet

Altacef 500mg Tablet 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 Tablet

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Altacef Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Altacef 500mg Tablet with food.
Avoid Altacef 500mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Altacef Tablet works

Altacef 500mg tablet 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 Tablet

Expert advice for Altacef Tablet

  • 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 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Altacef 500mg Tablet 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
CAUTION
Altacef 500mg Tablet should be used with caution during lact
ation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Altacef 500mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Altacef 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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 500mg Tablet

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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