Medicine Overview of Cemaxin Tablet
Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet 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 Cemaxin are Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet 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 Cemaxin Tablet
Your doctor has prescribed Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet 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 Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet 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 Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
Cemaxin Tablet related warnings
Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet 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.
Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet 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 Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Cemaxin 200 mg Tablet, 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 Cemaxin Tablet
Q. What is Cemaxin and what is it used for?
Cemaxin is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Q. Is Cemaxin used for diarrhea?
Cemaxin has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Cemaxin a cephalosporin?
Yes, Cemaxin belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Q. Is Cemaxin safe for infants?
Safety of Cemaxin in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Q. Is Cemaxin a penicillin?
Cemaxin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Q. Does Cemaxin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Cemaxin. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Does Cemaxin cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Cemaxin. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Cemaxin.
Q. Does Cemaxin cure chlamydia?
Cemaxin is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Cemaxin contain penicillin?
Cemaxin is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
Q. Does Cemaxin cover pseudomonas?
No, Cemaxin is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Cemaxin. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Q. Does Cemaxin contain sulfur?
No, Cemaxin does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Q. Does Cemaxin cure syphilis?
Cemaxin is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Q. Does Cemaxin cure gonorrhea?
Cemaxin can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Does Cemaxin treat typhoid?
Cemaxin is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Cemaxin in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Does Cemaxin affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Cemaxin may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Cemaxin.
Q. Can I take Cemaxin with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Cemaxin and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cemaxin and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Cemaxin and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cemaxin with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Cemaxin and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Cemaxin with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Cemaxin as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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