Medicine Overview of Edicef Injection
Uses of Edicef Injection
Edicef 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
Side effects of Edicef Injection
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use Edicef Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Edicef Injection works
Edicef 500mg injection 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 Injection
Expert advice for Edicef Injection
- 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 500mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Edicef 500mg Injection 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 500mg Injection 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 500mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea....
Avoid prolonged use of Edicef 500mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Edicef 500mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire+more
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Edicef 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Edicef 500mg Injection 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 500mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver+more
disease. No dose adjustment of Edicef 500mg Injection 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 500mg Injection
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 Injection
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