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AXACEF 500MG TABLET

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Composition for AXACEF

Cefuroxime(500 mg)

Drug interaction for AXACEF

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take this medicine with food.
It may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
It is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for AXACEF

Cefuroxime(500 mg)

Uses

Axacef 500mg tablet is used to treat any bacterial infection of the respiratory tract , kidney and urinary tract, and certain parasitic diseases. It is also used as preventive measure before eye or tooth extraction surgery to reduce infection of the internal coats of the eye (endophthalmitis).

How it works

Axacef 500mg tablet belongs to group of medicines called cephalosporin antibiotics. It kills the bacteria by interrupting the bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria) formation. As a result, the bacterial cell wall is weakened and ruptured, thereby killing the bacteria.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Joint pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Flatulence, Headache, Muscle pain, Muscle stiffness, Nasal congestion, Rash, Stomach upset

SUBSTITUTES for AXACEF

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  • CEFTUM 500 MG TABLET
    (4 tablets in strip)
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 86.25/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 345
    pay 33% more per tablet
  • ZOCEF 500 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 58/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 580
    save 11% more per tablet
  • CEFAKIND 500 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 26/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 260
    save 60% more per tablet
  • ORATIL 500 MG TABLET
    (6 tablets in strip)
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 27.17/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 163
    save 58% more per tablet
  • PULMOCEF 500 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Micro Labs Ltd
    Rs. 31.06/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 310.64
    save 52% more per tablet

Expert advice for AXACEF

  • Be sure to use cefuroxime for the full course of treatment as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Take cefuroxime tablets after food or milk for optimum absorption. 
  • Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with cefuroxime.
  • Cefuroxime can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. You may need to use another form of birth control during treatment with cefuroxime.
  • Do not start or continue the cefuroxime tablets and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for AXACEF

Cefuroxime

Q. Does cefuroxime/ Ceftum/ Zocef/ Pulmocef contain sulfa or a form of penicillin drug?
Cefuroxime (also available as Ceftum/ Zocef/ Pulmocef) belongs to cephalosporin antibiotics and does not contain sulfa. However, its chemical structure is similar to penicillin.
 
Q. Is cefuroxime gluten free?
Yes. Cefuroxime is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.
 
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with acetaminophen/ azithromycin/ doxycycline/ ibuprofen/ Nyquil (acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ doxylamine/ pseudoephedrine)/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)/ Xanax (alprazolam)?
Yes. You can take cefuroxime with acetaminophen/ azithromycin/ doxycycline/ ibuprofen/ Nyquil (acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ doxylamine/ pseudoephedrine)/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)/ Xanax (alprazolam).
 
Q. Is cefuroxime/ Ceftum safe during pregnancy?
Studies in animals have shown no risk to the fetus; however, there are no sufficient studies in pregnant women. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
 
Q. Can I take cefuroxime with alcohol?
There is no evidence of any interaction between cefuroxime and alcohol. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
 
Q. Is cefuroxime safe?
Cefuroxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
 
Q. Is cefuroxime a sulfa drug/ penicillin/ steroid/ an antibiotic?
Cefuroxime is an antibiotic belong to class of medication called as cephalosporin. It is not a steroid and does not contain penicillin or sulpha.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)