Medicine Overview of Exicef Syrup
Exicef 50 mg Syrup 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 Exicef are Rash, Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Exicef 50 mg Syrup is to be taken with food.
Exicef 50 mg Syrup 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 Exicef Syrup
Your doctor has prescribed Exicef 50 mg Syrup 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 Exicef 50 mg Syrup 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 Exicef 50 mg Syrup as it may cause increased side effects.
Exicef Syrup related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Exicef 50 mg Syrup 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.
Exicef 50 mg Syrup 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 Exicef 50 mg Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Exicef 50 mg Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Exicef 50 mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Exicef 50 mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Exicef 50 mg Syrup is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Exicef 50 mg Syrup is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Exicef 50 mg Syrup, 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 Exicef Syrup
Q. Is Exicef an antibiotic?
Yes, Exicef is an antibiotic, it belongs to a group of antibiotics known as cephalosporins.
Q. Is Exicef safe to use?
Exicef is safe to use at the prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Exicef is not a steroid. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the class of medication known as cephalosporin.
Q. Is Exicef related to penicillin?
Exicef belongs to the group of medicines known as cephalosporins. Both Penicillins and cephalosporins belong to the group of beta-lactam antibiotics as they contain the beta-lactam ring.
Q. Can I take Exicef with ibuprofen?
Exicef can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Exicef treat chlamydia?
Exicef has not shown any activity against chlamydia. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Exicef cover pseudomonas?
Exicef has not been reported to be active against pseudomonas. Please consult your doctor for the treatment of any pseudomonal infection.
Q. Does cefuroxime have penicillin?
No, cefuroxime does not contain penicillin.
Q. Does Exicef cover methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Exicef is not active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), rather there has been reported an inherent resistance against this bacteria.
Q. Does Exicef cover enterococcus?
Exicef has not been reported to be active against enterococcus.
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