Gigacef 500mg Capsule

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Aglowmed Drugs Pvt. Ltd.

Composition for Gigacef 500mg Capsule

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46.05
₹7.67/Capsule
6 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Gigacef Capsule

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Uses of Gigacef Capsule

Gigacef 500mg Capsule is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Gigacef Capsule

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Gigacef Capsule

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gigacef 500mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Gigacef Capsule works

Gigacef 500mg capsule 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 Gigacef Capsule

Expert advice for Gigacef Capsule

  • 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 Gigacef 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Gigacef 500mg Capsule
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Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Gigacef 500mg Capsule.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Gigacef 500mg Capsule 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Gigacef 500mg Capsule 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 Gigacef 500mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Gigacef 500mg Capsule may cause a headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness, and fatigue, therefore the ability to drive may be influenced.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Gigacef 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patient
s with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gigacef 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Gigacef 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wi
th liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Gigacef 500mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Gigacef 500mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Cefadroxil

Q. Does cefadroxil, or Odoxil contain sulfa or a form of penicillin drug?
No, they do not contain sulfa or not a penicillin drug. They are cephalosporin antibiotics
Yes, you can take Gigacef in strep throat; bronchitis, sinus infection, tooth infection, or acne but you cannot take it for yeast infection. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
Q. Can I take cefadroxil with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Cefuroxime is not reported to interact with Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Tylenol (paracetamol), ibuprofen, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
Gigacef may cause yeast infections, but it is not known to cause constipation
Gigacef is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Gigacef needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C.
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