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Cefaswift 1500mg Injection

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Product introduction

Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (e.g. pneumonia), ear, throat, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, bones, and joints. It is also used to prevent infections during surgery.

Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. You should use this medicine regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, vomiting, diarrhea, increased liver enzymes, and nausea. Some people may develop temporary redness or pain at the site of injection. These side effects 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, and if you have any liver or kidney problems. You should also let your doctor 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 Cefaswift Injection

Benefits of Cefaswift Injection

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is a versatile antibiotic medicine that kills the infection-causing bacteria in your body. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones, joints, skin and soft tissues. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Cefaswift Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cefaswift

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cefaswift Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cefaswift Injection works

Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cefaswift 1500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefaswift 1500mg Injection 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefaswift 1500mg Injection 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 Cefaswift 1500mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cefaswift 1500mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cefaswift 1500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cefaswift Injection?

If you miss a dose of Cefaswift 1500mg Injection, consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefaswift 1500mg Injection 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.
  • Discontinue Cefaswift 1500mg Injection 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 does not  stop or if you find blood in your stools.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Intermediate spectrum {Second generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Cephalosporins: 2nd generation

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FAQs

Q. Is Cefaswift 1500mg Injection better than amoxicillin?

Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is an antibiotic which is useful in treating bacterial infections. Amoxicillin is also an effective and cheap antibiotic which is used to treat many types of bacterial infections. The only difference among these medicines is the response of the medicine to the infection, as it varies from person to person. The effectiveness of two daily dose of Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is same as three daily doses of amoxicillin.

Q. Can Cefaswift 1500mg Injection be given in nursing mothers?

Cefaswift 1500mg Injection should be used with caution in nursing mothers as it is excreted via milk and can get transferred to the baby while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding before you start taking this medication for infections.

Q. Can Cefaswift 1500mg Injection be used in kids?

Yes, Cefaswift 1500mg Injection can be used in the children of age 3 months or more for treating the infections. The safety and effectiveness of this medication have not been established in children less than 3 months. Special care must be taken while giving antibiotics to the children. The dosage must be calculated appropriately according to the age and weight of the child. Do consult your treating physician for exact instructions.

Q. Can Cefaswift 1500mg Injection cause diarrhea?

Yes, in rare cases, Cefaswift 1500mg Injection can cause serious diarrhea during or after antibiotic use. When the broad-spectrum antibiotics are started or given for a longer time, the normal bacterial gut flora gets damaged and that can lead to diarrhea. Usually, discontinuation of medicine can subside diarrhea. However, if diarrhea persists or if there is blood in the stool then immediately contact your physician.

Q. Can Cefaswift 1500mg Injection be given in patients with kidney failure?

Cefaswift 1500mg Injection is a medication which is excreted through the kidneys. Yes, it can be given, but the dosage of the antibiotic should be decreased according to the severity of the kidney impairment. Inform your doctor if you have any history of kidney impairment before you start taking this medication.

Q. How long does Cefaswift 1500mg Injection take to work?

The amount of time Cefaswift 1500mg Injection 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. How long should you take Cefaswift 1500mg Injection?

The duration of therapy with Cefaswift 1500mg Injection 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 Cefaswift 1500mg Injection be taken on an empty stomach?

No, Cefaswift 1500mg Injection should not be taken on an empty stomach like other antibiotics of its class. It should be taken twice daily after a meal. Taking Cefaswift 1500mg Injection with food increases the absorption rate of the drug. This further enhances the effectiveness of the medicine to treat the infection.

Q. Can Cefaswift 1500mg Injection treat UTI?

Yes, Cefaswift 1500mg Injection 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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