Medicine Overview of Kefloxin Capsule
Kefloxin 500mg Capsule 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, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Allergic reaction.
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. Kefloxin 500mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Kefloxin 500mg Capsule 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.
In Depth Information on Kefloxin Capsule
Your doctor has prescribed Kefloxin to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- Discontinue Kefloxin 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.
If you're on blood thinners, Kefloxin can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Kefloxin Capsule related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Kefloxin 500mg Capsule.
Kefloxin 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.
Kefloxin 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 Kefloxin 500mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kefloxin 500mg Capsule may cause a headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness, and fatigue, therefore the ability to drive may be influenced.
Kefloxin 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kefloxin 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kefloxin 500mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kefloxin 500mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Kefloxin Capsule
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 Kefloxin 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
Kefloxin may cause yeast infections, but it is not known to cause constipation
Kefloxin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Kefloxin needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C.
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