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Cefakind 500 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Cefakind Tablet

Cefakind 500 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.

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 500 Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Cefakind 500 Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Cefakind Tablet works

Cefakind 500 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
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cefakind 500 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
Cefakind 500 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 Cefakind 500 Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Not relevant, as Cefakind 500 Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Cefakind 500 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Cefakind 500 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 500 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 500 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 500 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 500 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
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Cefakind cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefakind 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 Cefakind doesn't work for me?

Talk to your doctor if Cefakind doesn't seem to work for you. Your doctor may increase the dose of Cefakind or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you.

Q. How long does Cefakind take to work?

Usually, Cefakind 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 Cefakind when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Cefakind and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 232.
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