Medicine Overview of Cefopen Dry Syrup
Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup 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, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Cefopen are Rash, Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Dissolve the powder in sterile water. Shake well and use. Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup is to be taken with food.
Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Cefopen Dry Syrup
Your doctor has prescribed Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup 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 to come back and harder to treat.
Discontinue Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup 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.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup as it may cause increased side effects.
Cefopen Dry Syrup related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup 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.
Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup 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 Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Cefopen 50 mg Dry Syrup, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Cefopen Dry Syrup
Q. Is Cefopen an antibiotic?
Yes, Cefopen is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Is Cefopen safe to use?
Cefopen is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Cefopen is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
Q. Is Cefopen related to penicillin?
Cefopen belongs to the group of medicines known as cephalosporins. Both Penicillins and cephalosporins belong to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics as they contain the beta-lactam ring.
Q. Can I take Cefopen with ibuprofen?
Cefopen can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Cefopen treat chlamydia?
Cefopen has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Cefopen cover pseudomonas?
Cefopen has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin?
No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.
Q. Does Cefopen cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Cefopen is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
Q. Does Cefopen cover enterococcus?
Cefopen has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.
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