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CEFQUEEN 500MG/90MG TABLET

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Composition FOR CEFQUEEN

Cefuroxime(500 mg),Lactobacillus(90 mg)

food interaction for CEFQUEEN

alcohol interaction for CEFQUEEN

pregnancy interaction for CEFQUEEN

lactation interaction for CEFQUEEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Cefqueen 500mg/90mg tablet with dietary sodium.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR CEFQUEEN

Cefuroxime(500 mg)

Uses

Cefuroxime is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Joint pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Flatulence, Headache, Muscle pain, Muscle stiffness, Nasal congestion, Rash, Stomach upset
Lactobacillus(90 mg)

Uses

Lactobacillus is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, infectious diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated with antibiotics

How it works

Lactobacillus is a live micro-organism, when given in adequate amount, provides health benefits. It restores the balance of good bacteria (microorganisms) in the intestine that may get upset with the use of antibiotics or due to intestinal infections.

Common side effects

Flatulence, Bloating

SUBSTITUTES FOR CEFQUEEN

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Expert advice FOR CEFQUEEN

  • Be sure to use cefuroxime for the full course of treatment as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Take cefuroxime tablets after food or milk for optimum absorption. 
  • Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with cefuroxime.
  • Cefuroxime can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. You may need to use another form of birth control during treatment with cefuroxime.
  • Do not start or continue the cefuroxime tablets and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR CEFQUEEN

Cefuroxime

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Is cefuroxime an antibiotic?
Yes, cefuroxime is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.

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Is cefuroxime a form of penicillin drug?
Cefuroxime belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.

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Is cefuroxime gluten free?
Yes, cefuroxime is gluten free. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

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Is cefuroxime safe?
Cefuroxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Is cefuroxime a steroid?
Cefuroxime is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.

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Is cefuroxime safe during pregnancy?
Data about the safety of cefuroxime during pregnancy in humans is limited. It should be taken only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Ask your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant.

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Is cefuroxime safe while breastfeeding?
Cefuroxime is passed into the breast milk in small amounts and there is very limited data on the effect of cefuroxime on the feeding baby. Ask your doctor regarding the use of cefuroxime while nursing the baby. You may either need to stop the medicine or stop breastfeeding the baby.

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Is cefuroxime safe in G6PD deficiency?
Cefuroxime is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking cefuroxime if you are G6PD deficient.

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Is cefuroxime a fluoroquinolone?
Cefuroxime is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.

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Can I take cefuroxime for urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Cefuroxime 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.

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Can I take cefuroxime for sinus infection?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of bacterial sinusitis. Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.

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Can I take cefuroxime for tooth infection?
Cefuroxime can be used for tooth infections. However, consult your doctor for the right treatment before using any antibiotics.

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Can you take cefuroxime for streptococcal sore throat?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of a streptococcal sore throat. Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right treatment.

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Can you take cefuroxime for bronchitis?
Cefuroxime is indicated for the treatment of bronchitis. It can be used especially in acute episodes of bronchitis. However, ask your doctor for the proper treatment of bronchitis as the use of antibiotics would depend on the underlying organism causing the infection.

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Can I take cefuroxime with milk?
Cefuroxime tablets should be taken after food for the right absorption. No specific recommendations have been given for its use with milk. Consult your doctor.

Q.

Can I take cefuroxime with alcohol?
Alcohol is not known to interfere with the action of cefuroxime and does not cause any other drug-drug interaction. It is however, advisable not to take alcohol when you are taking a medicine. Please consult your doctor.

Q.

Can I take cefuroxime with azithromycin?
Cefuroxime 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.

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Can I take cefuroxime with doxycycline?
Cefuroxime 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.

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Can I take cefuroxime with pseudoephedrine?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.

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Can I take cefuroxime with food?
Cefuroxime can be taken with food. Taking cefuroxime after food increases its absorption.

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Can I take cefuroxime with naproxen?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.

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Can I take paracetamol (acetaminophen) with cefuroxime?
Cefuroxime is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.

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Does cefuroxime have sulfa in it?
Cefuroxime 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.

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Does cefuroxime expire?
Cefuroxime like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.

Q.

Does cefuroxime treat pneumonia?
Cefuroxime 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.

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Does cefuroxime have penicillin in it?
No, cefuroxime does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.

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Does cefuroxime cause constipation?
Cefuroxime is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking cefuroxime, consult your doctor.

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Does cefuroxime cover staphylococci?
Cefuroxime 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.

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Does cefuroxime make you tired?
Cefuroxime use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking cefuroxime, consult your doctor.

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Can I take alprazolam with cefuroxime?
No drug interactions have been reported when cefuroxime is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take cefuroxime with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when cefuroxime is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Lactobacillus

Q.

Is lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus vegan/ dairy free?
Some products of lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus contain dairy products and may not be suitable for vegans. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Is lactobacillus good or bad/pathogenic?
Lactobacillus is a group of ‘good' bacteria that provide several health benefits. It is not among the disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria

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Is lactobacillus and Lactobacillus acidophilus same?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of lactobacillus bacteria. Their role as a probiotic in the maintenance of good health is the same

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Is lactobacillus gram negative?
Lactobacillus is a gram positive bacteria

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Is lactobacillus motile?
Certain species or strains of lactobacillus are motile

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Is Lactobacillus acidophilus good for yeast infections/can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for yeast infections?
Yes. Lactobacillus has been regarded beneficial in the treatment of yeast infections of the vagina

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Can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus for bad breath?
The benefits of Lactobacillus acidophilus in improving bad breath have not been established

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How long can I take acidophilus for?
The duration of treatment with lactobacillus/Lactobacillus acidophilus depends upon the condition being treated and is decided by the doctor

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Can you take lactobacillus with antibiotics?
Concomitant use of lactobacillus with antibiotics can lower its effectiveness. Products containing lactobacillus should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics

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Does lactobacillus cause/produce gas?
Yes. Gas and bloating is a side effect of lactobacillus. In most cases these mild side effects subside with continued use

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Does lactobacillus cause UTI?
Lactobacillus is not known to cause urinary tract infections (UTI)

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Does Lactobacillus casei contain casein?
Lactobacillus casei is one of the species of lactobacillus and is used a probiotic. Some products of lactobacillus contain dairy products and may contain casein. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

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Does lactobacillus create CO2/produce alcohol?
Yes. Lactobacillus may produce carbon dioxide gas and alcohol as a part of its normal cellular process (metabolism)

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Does Lactobacillus acidophilus need to be refrigerated?
Dairy based Lactobacillus acidophilus products may need refrigeration. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for instructions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)