Medicine Overview of Edicef Tablet
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. Edicef 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Edicef Tablet works
Edicef 200mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.
In Depth Information on Edicef Tablet
Expert advice for Edicef Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Edicef to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Discontinue Edicef 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.
- If you're on blood thinners, Edicef can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Edicef Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Edicef Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Edicef 200mg 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 200mg 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 200mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea....
Avoid prolonged use of Edicef 200mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Edicef 200mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,+more
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Edicef 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Edicef 200mg 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 200mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver di+more
sease. No dose adjustment of Edicef 200mg 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 about Edicef Tablet
Frequently asked questions about 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).