Medicine Overview of Kefnir Capsule
Kefnir 300 mg 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, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Kefnir are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Diarrhoea.
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. Kefnir 300 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Kefnir 300 mg Capsule is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Kefnir Capsule
Your doctor has prescribed Kefnir 300 mg 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.
Discontinue Kefnir 300 mg 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.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Kefnir 300 mg Capsule as it may cause increased side effects.
Kefnir Capsule related warnings
Kefnir 300 mg Capsule may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Kefnir 300 mg 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.
Kefnir 300 mg 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 Kefnir 300 mg Capsule, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Kefnir 300 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kefnir 300 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kefnir 300 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Kefnir 300 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kefnir 300 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Kefnir 300 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Kefnir Capsule
Q. Is cefdinir a penicillin or sulfa drug?
No, cefdinir is not a penicillin or sulfa drug. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic
Q. Does Kefnir affect birth control?
Kefnir can reduce effectiveness of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Does Kefnir cause constipation, red stool, or diarrhea?
Kefnir may cause diarrhea or red stool but it is not known to cause constipation
Q. Can I take cefdinir with Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Mucinex (guaifenesin), Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine), Sudafed (dextromethorphan and phenylephrine), Tylenol (acetaminophen), hydrocodone, or ibuprofen?
Cefdinir is not reported to interact with Allegra, Benadryl, Nyquil, Sudafed, Tylenol, hydrocodone, or ibuprofen. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use
Q. Does Kefnir treat strep or sore throat, urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder infection, or tooth infection?
Yes, you can take Kefnir in strep or sore throat; UTI, or bladder infection. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
Q. Is Kefnir gluten free?
Yes. Kefnir is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Yes, Kefnir is available as generic drug
Q. Does Kefnir liquid need to be refrigerated?
Kefnir needs to be stored at 15° to 30°C. It should not be frozen
Kefnir is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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