CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION

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Composition for CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION

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Medicine Overview of CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION

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Uses of Cefepime

Cefepime 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.
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Side effects of Cefepime

Common

Rash, Itching, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Fever, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Cefepime

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

How CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION works

Cefepime is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.
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Uses of Tazobactum

Tazobactum is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Tazobactum

Common

Increased liver enzymes, Bruise, Bleeding, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Flatulence, Headache, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Itching, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Vomiting.

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How to use Tazobactum

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

How CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION works

Tazobactum blocks the action of the enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate the antibiotics.

In Depth Information on CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION

Expert advice for Cefepime

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefepime 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 Cefepime 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, Cefepime can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

Expert advice for Tazobactum

  • It is given as an infusion (a drip for 30 minutes) into a vein.
  • Tell the doctor if you have to provide a blood or urine sample for any test because tazobactam and piperacillin may cause false positive results.
Do not start or continue the tazobactam/piperacillin and consult your doctor:
  • If you are suffering from diarrhea before, or during the treatment with the drug.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems, low levels of potassium in the blood, or are receiving hemodialysis.
  • If you develop new or worsening infection, or fits (convulsions) during the treatment.
  • If you are on a controlled-sodium diet.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION is safe to use during lactat
ion. 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.
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Driving
It is not known whether CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION alte
rs the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION should be used with caution
in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION is probably safe to use in p
atients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for CEFI T 500 MG/62.5 MG INJECTION

Frequently asked questions for Cefepime

Q. Is cefepime beta lactam, penicillin, or sulfa drug?
Cefepime does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a beta lactam cephalosporin antibiotic
Q. Is Cefepime broad spectrum bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Cefepime is a broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotic
Q. Is cefepime compatible with lactated ringer's, normal saline, or vancomycin?
Cefepime is compatible with lactated ringer's or normal saline. Solutions of cefepime should not be added to vancomycin. However, if concurrent therapy with cefepime is indicated, vancomycin can be administered separately. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is Cefepime a vesicant?
No, Cefepime is not a vesicant drug
Q. What organisms does Cefepime cover?
Cefepime is mainly effective against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (mssa), gram-negative bacteria, klebsiella, Group B streptococci but not effective against enterococcus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), or anaerobes such as mycoplasma.
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Frequently asked questions for Tazobactum

Q. Is tazobactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a beta lactamase Inhibitor
Q. What is tazobactam sodium?
Tazobactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of piperacillin
Q. What is tazact 4.5?
Tazact 4.5 is the brand name for combination of tazobactam and piperacillin
Q. What organisms does tazobactam/piperacillin cover?
Tazobactam in combination with piperacillin is mainly effective against anaerobes and enterococcus, listeria, staphylococcus, citrobacter, haemophilus, moraxella and proteus species but methicillin-resistant staphylococci are resistant to tazobactam/piperacillin
Q. Is tazobactam safe?
Tazobactam is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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