Medicine Overview of Cefadin Injection
Cefadin 125mg Injection 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, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Cefadin 125mg Injection 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.
In Depth Information on Cefadin Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Cefadin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Discontinue Cefadin 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.
If you're on blood thinners, Cefadin can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Cefadin Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefadin 125mg Injection 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.
Cefadin 125mg Injection 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 Cefadin 125mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Cefadin 125mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Cefadin 125mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefadin 125mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cefadin 125mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cefadin 125mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Cefadin 125mg Injection, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Cefadin Injection
Cefadin is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is cefazolin a sulfa, penicillin, cephalosporin, or beta lactam drug?
Cefazolin does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a beta lactam cephalosporin antibiotic
No, Keflex is a brand name for cephalexin
Q. Is cefazolin compatible with lactated ringer's, normal saline, Nacl, or potassium?
Cefazolin is compatible with normal saline, NaCl or potassium solution. It is not commonly used with lactated ringer's
Q. Can I take Ancef with a penicillin or sulfa allergy?
Ancef (brand name for cefazolin injection) cannot be given with a penicillin allergy. Precaution should be taken even when there is history of sulfa drugs
Cefadin is effective against some strains of enterococcus bacteria but not effective against pseudomonas or MRSA
No, Cefadin is not a vesicant (irritant) drug
Cefadin needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C. It should not be frozen.
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