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Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection is a combination of two antibiotics. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It treats the infection and prevents further infections by killing the microorganisms.

Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Do not miss any scheduled appointment for taking this medicine. The course of the medicine should be completed even if you feel better.

Some of the side effects of Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection are nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment.

Uses of Extacef XL Injection

Extacef XL Injection side effects

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash

How to use Extacef XL Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Extacef XL Injection works

Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Ceftriaxone and Sulbactam. Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Ceftriaxone against bacteria.

Extacef XL Injection related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
CAUTION
Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection should be used with caution during breatfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Extacef XL 1000 mg/500 mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Extacef XL

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Kya fever main cefixime 50 mg dry syrup de sakte haiKitna ml dena hota hai
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Extacef XL cause allergic reaction?

Yes, Extacef XL can cause an allergic reaction and is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to a group of antibiotic called cephalosporins. Seek emergency medical help if you have any sign of an allergic reaction like hives; difficulty in breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Q. Can the use of Extacef XL cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Extacef XL can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Extacef XL takes to work?

Usually, Extacef XL starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Extacef XL?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Extacef XL when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Extacef XL and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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References
  1. MedIndia. Ceftriaxone+Sulbactam. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ceftriaxone. Austria: Sandoz GmbH; 2013. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Sulbactam. New York, New York: Roeirg; 2007. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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