Cefkem Injection

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Composition for Cefkem NA Injection

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Primarily used for

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1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Cefkem Injection

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Uses of Cefkem Injection

Cefkem Injection 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 Cefkem Injection

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefkem Injection

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

How Cefkem Injection works

Cefkem injection 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.

In Depth Information on Cefkem Injection

Expert advice for Cefkem Injection

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Cefkem and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling in 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, Cefkem can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cefkem Injection
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Cefkem Injection.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cefkem 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
Cefkem Injection 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 Cefkem Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Cefkem Injection may cause a headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness, and fatigue, therefore the ability to drive may be influenced.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Cefkem Injection should be used with caution in patients wit
h kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefkem Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Cefkem Injection is probably safe to use in patients with li
ver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cefkem Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cefkem NA Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cefadroxil

Q. Does cefadroxil, or Odoxil contain sulfa or a form of penicillin drug?
No, they do not contain sulfa or not a penicillin drug. They are cephalosporin antibiotics
Yes, you can take Cefkem in strep throat; bronchitis, sinus infection, tooth infection, or acne but you cannot take it for yeast infection. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
Q. Can I take cefadroxil with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Cefuroxime is not reported to interact with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
Cefkem may cause yeast infections, but it is not known to cause constipation
Cefkem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Cefkem needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C.
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Substitutes for Cefkem

No substitutes found for this medicine
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