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 short-term 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
  • Diarrhoea
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 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.

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Expert Advice

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  • 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. Is Cef an antibiotic?
Yes, Cef is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Q. Is Cef a form of penicillin drug?
Cef belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Q. Is Cef safe?
Cef is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Cef a steroid?
Cef is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Q. Is Cef safe in G6PD deficiency?
Cef is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Cef if you are G6PD deficient.
Q. Is Cef useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Cef 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 Cef be taken with azithromycin?
Cef 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 Cef be taken with doxycycline?
Cef 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 Cef with pseudoephedrine?
Cef 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 Cef be taken with naproxen?
Cef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Is it safe to take Cef with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Cef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Does Cef expire?
Cef like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Q. Can Cef help to treat pneumonia?
Cef 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.
Q. Does Cef have penicillin in it?
No, Cef does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Q. Can the use of Cef cause constipation?
Cef is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Cef, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Cef cover staphylococci?
Yes, Cef 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.
Q. Can the use of Cef make you feel tired?
Cef use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Cef, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Cef?
No drug interactions have been reported when Cef is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cef with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Cef is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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