Medicine Overview of Edicef Tablet
Uses of Edicef Tablet
Edicef 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Side effects of Edicef Tablet
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use Edicef Tablet
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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Edicef 100mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Edicef Tablet works
Edicef 100mg tablet 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.
In Depth Information on Edicef Tablet
Expert advice for Edicef Tablet
- Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
- Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Edicef immediately and consult your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
- Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Special precautions for Edicef 100mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Edicef 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Edicef 100mg 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.+more
Avoid prolonged use of Edicef 100mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea....
Avoid prolonged use of Edicef 100mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Edicef 100mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,+more
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Edicef 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Edicef 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Regular monitoring of kidney function may be advised while you are taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of kidney function may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Edicef 100mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver di+more
sease. No dose adjustment of Edicef 100mg Tablet is recommended....
If you miss a dose of Cefotaxime, 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 for Edicef 100mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Cefotaxime
Q. Is cefotaxime a sulfa, penicillin or broad spectrum antibiotic?
Cefotaxime does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a third generation, broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic
Q. Is cefotaxime compatible with potassium and TPN?
Yes, cefotaxime can be given with potassium and TPN (total parenteral nutrition)
No, Edicef is not an ototoxic drug when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, tobramycin), it may increase ototoxicity
Edicef is a bactericidal agent
Edicef is active against Escherichia coli, group A and B streptococci, pseudomonas and staphylococcus bacteria. In some cases, Streptococcus pneumonia may show resistance to the drug. It may not be effective against methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Substitutes for Edicef Tablet
Novatax O 100mg Tablet