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Cefakind 250 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Cefakind Tablet

Cefakind 250 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (eg. pneumonia), ear, throat, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, bones, and joints. It is also used to prevent infections during surgery.

Cefakind 250 Tablet should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and changes in liver function tests. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Cefakind Tablet

Cefakind Tablet side effects

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

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

How Cefakind Tablet works

Cefakind 250 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.

Cefakind Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cefakind 250 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefakind 250 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefakind 250 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Cefakind 250 Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Cefakind 250 Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cefakind 250 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cefakind 250 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cefakind Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cefakind 250 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

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefakind 250 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 come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefakind 250 Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not  stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Discontinue Cefakind 250 Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cefakind

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She is suffering from veginal infection
Dr. Rajesh Gupta
Child Specialist
Vaginal infection may b bacterial or fungal you may give tab cefakind 250 MG's 1 bd , tab telecast 4mgs 1 of , & betenovate - c cream twice or thrice a day for local application
Throat & running nose so i can take medicine also like cefakind 250& betadine bt it can't work
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Take tab montair lc at bedtime for five days in case no improvement in two days visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
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FAQs

Q. How long does Cefakind take to work?

The amount of time Cefakind takes to work depends on the type of infection and response of the patient to the medicine. The antibiotic may start working after you take it but for maximum effect it may require some time. Usually, the symptoms of bacterial infections start to decrease in 48 to 72 hours after starting the medication.

Q. Can you drink alcohol on Cefakind?

No, alcohol consumption should be avoided while taking Cefakind. Although not common but there are chances of severe reaction on taking alcohol with Cefakind which could prove harmful for the patient. Consult your physician before you start taking this medication.

Q. How long should you take Cefakind?

The duration of therapy with Cefakind depends upon the type of infection. It is usually given for 7 days. It ranges from 5 to 10 days and depends on the response of the infection in the patient. Before starting the medication consult a doctor who will prescribe the exact duration of therapy and follow the instructions as given.

Q. Can Cefakind be taken on an empty stomach?

No, Cefakind should not be taken on an empty stomach like other antibiotics of its class. It should be taken twice daily after a meal. Taking Cefakind with food increases the absorption rate of the drug. This further enhances the effectiveness of the medicine to treat the infection.

Q. Can Cefakind treat UTI?

Yes, Cefakind can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI). But, it is prescribed only in cases of uncomplicated UTIs for 7 to 10 days. The medication is to be prescribed by the doctor only, self-medication is not advised. The severity of the UTI decides the kind of therapy needed to treat it.

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References
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