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Cefocian 1000mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Cefocian 1000mg Injection is an antibiotic belonging to the cephalosporin group, which is used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the brain (e.g., meningitis), lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, urinary tract, skin & soft tissues, bones & joints, blood and heart.

Cefocian 1000mg Injection is also used to prevent infections during surgery. It fights the infection by killing the bacteria. This helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. It 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. This medicine will be given to you 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 returning or worsening of infection.

The most common side effects of this medicine include diarrhea, rash, and changes in liver function tests and blood cell counts. 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 do not go away.

Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Cefocian Powder for Injection

Benefits of Cefocian Powder for Injection

In Bacterial infections

Cefocian 1000mg Injection is the injection form of a versatile antibiotic medicine that works by stopping the growth of bacteria in your body. It is often injected by a doctor or a nurse either into a vein or a muscle. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones and joints, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Cefocian Powder for 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 Cefocian

  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.
  • Coping with Abnormal liver function tests
    There may be no symptoms, so your doctor should carry out a blood test and give you advice. Some lifestyle changes can bring down levels of liver enzymes. In general, you will need to stop drinking alcohol or limit the amount you drink, lose weight and keep active. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Eat a healthy diet. Some particular foods like nuts, fatty fish, coffee, tea, olive oil, sprouts and bananas may be beneficial. Try to control stress as this can make your symptoms worse.

How to use Cefocian Powder for Injection

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

How Cefocian Powder for Injection works

Cefocian 1000mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills the 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 Cefocian 1000mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefocian 1000mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Cefocian 1000mg Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cefocian 1000mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefocian 1000mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cefocian 1000mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Cefocian 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefocian 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Cefocian 1000mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Cefocian Powder for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Cefocian 1000mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefocian 1000mg 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 harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Cefocian 1000mg 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
Broad Spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins)
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Cefocian safe?

Cefocian is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How long does Cefocian take to work?

Usually, Cefocian starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. Who should not take Cefocian?

Cefocian should not be prescribed to people who are allergic to Cefocian or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have or ever had any problems with your liver, kidneys, gall bladder or any other blood related disorders such as hemolytic anemia. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are planning a baby, do not take Cefocian without consulting your doctor to avoid any harmful effects on the baby. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Cefocian?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. For how long does Cefocian stay in the body?

Usually, Cefocian stays in the body for around 2 days after completely stopping the medicine.

Q. Is Cefocian effective?

Cefocian is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Cefocian too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How is Cefocian administered?

Cefocian is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Cefocian.

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References

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