Cef 250 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Cef Tablet

Cef 250 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft tissue, blood, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Cef Tablet side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cef 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. Cef 250 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Cef 250 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Cef Tablet works

Cef 250 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Cef Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cef 250 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Cef 250 mg 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.
Avoid prolonged use of Cef 250 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Not relevant, as Cef 250 mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Cef 250 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Cef 250 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cef Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cef 250 mg Tablet, 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cef 250 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Cef 250 mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cef 250 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cef

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Thraot and inner part ear pain.Always throat dry like thirst.I am smoking , and bitter taste in mouth .Have you any recommendation(medicine).I take advise to dictor before 3 month he recommen me cef-cv 325 ,paracetamol with diclofinac tablet,and montailair-lc
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It can be neuralgia. Try kenacort gel orally and flutiflo Nasal spray and stop smoking
Can I take fixime 200 antibiotic for cold and dry cough.
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
u shouldn't take antibiotics without prescription, for simple cold n cough take syp corex-Dx 1 tsf tid, for cold DO STEAM INHALAION TWICE DAILY, WARM SALINE GARGLES, AVOID EXPOSURE TO COLD,TAKE REST tab levocet 1 tab bd for 5 days, take healthy diet to boost ur immunity comprising of proteins, vitamins particularly vit C, take plenty of fluids if not better in 3 days consult physician hope this helps, antibiotics are reserved only for bacterial infections , most cold like illnesses are viral so no need of antibiotics
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Cef cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Cef can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. What if Cef doesn't work for me?
Talk to your doctor if Cef doesn't seem to work for you. Your doctor may increase the dose of Cef or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you.
Q. How long does Cef take to work?
Usually, Cef starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. Can I stop taking Cef when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Cef and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Is Cef an antibiotic?
Yes, Cef is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Q. Is Cef useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Cef is a relatively safe and effective antibiotic that is available for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI).
Q. Can the use of Cef make you feel tired?
Cef use is usually not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Cef, consult your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
MRP
86.1
10 tablets in 1 strip
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