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Gigacef 500mg Capsule

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Gigacef 500mg Capsule is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the throat, ears, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues. It kills bacteria, which helps to improve your symptoms and cure the infection.

Gigacef 500mg Capsule may be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, vomiting, stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Gigacef Capsule

Benefits of Gigacef Capsule

In Bacterial infections

Gigacef 500mg Capsule is an antibiotic medicine that works by killing the infection causing bacteria in your body. It is effective for bacterial infections of the throat, ears, urinary tract, skin, and soft tissues. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Gigacef Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Gigacef

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Gigacef Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gigacef 500mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gigacef Capsule works

Gigacef 500mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Gigacef 500mg Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gigacef 500mg Capsule 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
Gigacef 500mg Capsule 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.
Avoid prolonged use of Gigacef 500mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Gigacef 500mg Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Gigacef 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gigacef 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gigacef 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Gigacef 500mg Capsule 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Discontinue Gigacef 500mg Capsule 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.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Gigacef 500mg Capsule as it may cause increased side effects.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Narrow- specttrum {First generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Gigacef 500mg Capsule cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Gigacef 500mg Capsule 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if Gigacef 500mg Capsule doesn't work?

Talk to your doctor if Gigacef 500mg Capsule doesn't seem to work for you. Your doctor may increase the dose of Gigacef 500mg Capsule or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Gigacef 500mg Capsule?

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 Gigacef 500mg Capsule when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Gigacef 500mg Capsule and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Is Gigacef 500mg Capsule good for urinary tract infection?

Gigacef 500mg Capsule is a relatively safe and effective antibiotic that is available for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI).

Q. Is Gigacef 500mg Capsule safe?

Gigacef 500mg Capsule is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

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Expires on or after: February, 2021

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