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Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT

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Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic medicine that is given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections associated with the ear, nose, throat, tonsils, lungs, and skin. It may also be prescribed as a second line of treatment for urinary tract infections.

Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT may be given with or without food. However, if your child develops a stomach upset, prefer giving it with food. It is usually given three times a day but this may vary depending on the type and severity of the infection. Stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again. Avoid giving a double dose if it is almost time for the next dose.

Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT may cause some minor and temporary side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, and mild skin rash. These side effects usually go away once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, if they persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor immediately.

Inform the doctor about your child’s complete medical history, including any previous episode of allergy, heart problems, blood disorders, birth defects, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problems, skin disorders, and liver or kidney malfunction. This information will help the doctor suggest the correct dose and its related schedule for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT in Children

Benefits of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections such as otitis media, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infection, and urinary tract infection. It is also proved to be effective against resistant bacteria.

This medicine inhibits the growth of infection-causing bacteria by stopping them from multiplying. The infection should start improving within 2 to 3 days of regular dosing. However, you must finish the full course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly by yourself as that may worsen your child’s condition or cause infection recurrence.

Side effects of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT in Children

Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Cefastar

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

How can I give Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cefastar Tablet DT works

Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. This activity stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Safety Advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT is recommended.
However, consult with your child’s doctor before giving Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT to your child in case of a severe form of liver disease.

What if I forget to give Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT to my child?

Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule strictly.

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Quick Tips

  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Your child must complete the entire course of antibiotics. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Contact your doctor if your child has diarrhea that goes on for more than 4 days or if it is severe and watery, or contains blood.
  • Conditions like common cold and flu are caused by viruses. This medicine is not to be taken in such cases.
  • Only give Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop this medicine and immediately report to your child’s doctor in case your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.
  • You may see white patches inside your child’s mouth and throat after a prolonged intake of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT. This could be due to a fungal infection. So, if your child develops any such effect, contact your doctor right away.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Narrow-specttrum {First generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What if I overdose my child by mistake?

A single extra dose of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT is unlikely to do any harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Can Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT cause any serious side effects?

Yes, Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT may rarely cause some serious side effects. These may include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, severe diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. If your child develops any such unwanted effects, consult your child’s doctor.

Q. What other medicines cannot be given to my child while on treatment with Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT?

Avoid giving Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT if your child is on medicines such as aminoglycosides (amikacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, etc.) and blood-thinners like warfarin. This is because such medicines may affect or be affected by Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT. Inform the doctor about all other medicine your child is taking before starting treatment with Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT.

Q. My child’s immunization schedule is due but he is on Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT. Is it safe to vaccinate along with Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT?

It is advised to inform the doctor if your child is taking Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT at the time of vaccinations like BCG, cholera, and typhoid as Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.

Q. Can Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT impact my child’s digestion?

Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic and its use may affect or compromise the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, thereby increasing the risk of developing other infections. In case your child experiences diarrhea while being on treatment with Cefastar 125mg Tablet DT, do not abruptly stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps.

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