Cefogen 250mg Injection

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Cefogen 250mg Injection

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10 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Cefogen Injection

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Uses of Cefogen Injection

Cefogen 250mg 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, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Cefogen Injection

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefogen Injection

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

How Cefogen Injection works

Cefogen 250mg 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 Cefogen Injection

Expert advice for Cefogen Injection

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefogen 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 Cefogen 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, Cefogen can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cefogen 250mg Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cefogen 250mg 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
Cefogen 250mg 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 Cefogen 250mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Cefogen 250mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Cefogen
250mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Cefogen
250mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefuroxime, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cefogen 250mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

Yes, Cefogen is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Cefogen belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Cefogen is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Cefogen is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Cefogen is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Cefogen if you are G6PD deficient.
Cefogen is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Cefogen is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can Cefogen be taken with azithromycin?
Cefogen is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can Cefogen be taken with doxycycline?
Cefogen is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Cefogen with pseudoephedrine?
Cefogen is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can Cefogen be taken with naproxen?
Cefogen is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Cefogen is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Cefogen has a sulfur molecule in its structure. However, it is a beta-lactam antibiotic and allergic reactions due to the drug are because of the beta-lactam ring present in its structure. Report to your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins, or sulfa drugs before taking the drug.
Cefogen like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Cefogen is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
No, Cefogen does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Cefogen is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Cefogen, consult your doctor.
Yes, Cefogen is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Cefogen use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Cefogen, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Cefogen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Cefogen is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cefogen with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Cefogen is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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