Medicine Overview of Keftra Injection
Keftra 125 mg Injection 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 Keftra are Rash, Abnormal liver function tests, Diarrhoea.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Keftra 125 mg Injection 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 Keftra Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Keftra 125 mg Injection 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 Keftra 125 mg Injection 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 Keftra 125 mg Injection as it may cause increased side effects.
Keftra Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Keftra 125 mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Keftra 125 mg Injection should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Keftra 125 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Keftra 125 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Keftra 125 mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Keftra 125 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Keftra 125 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Keftra 125 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Keftra 125 mg Injection, 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 Keftra Injection
Q. Is it bactericidal or bacteristatic?
It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is bactericidal drug
Q. Is ceftriaxone compatible with potassium or potassium chloride?
Yes, ceftriaxone is compatible with potassium or potassium chloride when taken together
Q. What organisms does Keftra cover?
Keftra is active against pseudomonas, staphylococcus, and klebsiella bacteria. It has no activity against chlamydia, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), and mycoplasma.
Q. Is ceftriaxone a form of penicillin drug?
No, ceftriaxone is not a penicillin drug
Q. Is Keftra safe in liver disease?
Yes, Keftra is safe in liver disease. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
Q. Is Keftra the same as cephalexin, Monocef-o, Monocef 200, Monocef tablet, Cefakind, or Cefakind 250?
No, all are different cephalosporin antibiotics. Monocef-o, Monocef 200, or Monocef tablet contain cefpodoxmine, and Cefakind, or Cefakind 250 contain cefuroxime
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