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. Altacef CV 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food. This will help to improve the efficacy of this medicine.
Altacef CV 500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Cefuroxime and Clavulanic Acid. Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body. Clavulanic Acid is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate Cefuroxime. Addition of Clavulanic Acid reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefuroxime against bacteria.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Altacef CV 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.
Altacef CV 500mg Tablet 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.
Not relevant, as Altacef CV 500mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
There is limited information available on the use of Altacef CV 500mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Altacef CV 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.