Medicine Overview of Cefpen S Injection
Side Effects of Cefpen S are Diarrhoea, Increased liver enzymes, Allergic reaction, Rash.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Cefpen S 500 mg/250 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Ceftriaxone and Sulbactam. Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Ceftriaxone against bacteria.
In Depth Information on Cefpen S Injection
Cefpen S Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefpen S 500 mg/250 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.
Cefpen S 500 mg/250 mg Injection should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Cefpen S 500 mg/250 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Cefpen S 500 mg/250 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Cefpen S 500 mg/250 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefpen S 500 mg/250 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Cefpen S 500 mg/250 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Cefpen S Injection
Q. Can the use of Cefpen s cause allergic reaction?
Yes. Cefpen s can cause allergic reaction and is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to a group of antibiotic called Cephalosporins. Get emergency medical help if you have any of the signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Q. Can the use of Cefpen s cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Cefpen s can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can Cefpen s be taken orally?
Ceftriaxone can be administered intravenously and intramuscularly, and the drug is completely absorbed. It is not available orally. For most infections, it is usually given once or twice a day.
Q. What is Cefpen s used for?
Cefpen s is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Ceftriaxone belongs to a group of antibiotics called cephalosporins and treats urinary tract infections, infection of the ears, lungs and meningitis (inflammation of meninges in brain) caused by bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacteria.
Q. When you must not be given Cefpen s?
The use of Cefpen s should be avoided in patients if you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine containing ceftriaxone or any other cephalosporin antibiotic.
Q. What is the most important information should i know before starting the Cefpen s?
Tell your doctor if you have or have had any medical conditions, including kidney disease, stomach problems, liver disease or bleeding problem, and pregnant or breast feeding.
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