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Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection is a combination of two antibiotics. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It fights against the infection by preventing the growth of microorganisms.

Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Do not miss any scheduled appointments for taking this medicine. The course of the medicine should be completed even if you feel better.

The common side effects of this medicine are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, etc. You may also experience injection site redness, swelling, and pain that goes away with time. If any of the side effects get aggravated, you must consult your doctor immediately. If you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.), you must seek immediate medical help.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines for any health condition. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Gefemax Injection

Side effects of Gefemax Injection

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Injection site pain
  • Injection site inflammation
  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash

How to use Gefemax Injection

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

How Gefemax Injection works

Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Cefepime and Tazobactum. Cefepime 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. Tazobactum is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which blocks the action of enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate cefepime. Addition of Tazobactum reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefepime against bacteria.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gefemax 500 mg/62.5 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections, even if they have developed resistance.
  • 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.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • 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

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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
Azithromycin-500 mg tab dosage for my throat infections
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Ask ur prescribing doctor Get urself tested if it's required Do not see medicate
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FAQs

Q. How long does Gefemax takes to work?

Usually, Gefemax 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 Gefemax?

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 Gefemax when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Gefemax 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. Zuventus Healthcare. Cefepime+Tazobactum. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ciplamed. Cefepime+Tazobactum. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefepime. Deerfield, Ilinois: Baxter Healthcare Corporation; 1996. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.
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