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Kefzen 500 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Kefzen 500 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Kefzen Tablet

Uses of Kefzen Tablet

Kefzen 500 mg Tablet 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.

Kefzen Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Kefzen are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Stomach pain, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhoea, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness).

How to use Kefzen Tablet

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. Kefzen 500 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kefzen Tablet works

Kefzen 500 mg Tablet 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 Kefzen Tablet

Expert advice for Kefzen Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Kefzen 500 mg Tablet 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 Kefzen 500 mg Tablet 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 Kefzen 500 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
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Kefzen Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Kefzen Tablet
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Kefzen 500 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Kefzen 500 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Kefzen 500 mg Tablet 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 Kefzen 500 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kefzen 500 mg Tablet may cause a headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness, and fatigue, therefore the ability to drive may be influenced.
Kidney
CAUTION
Kefzen 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kefzen 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Kefzen 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kefzen 500 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Kefzen Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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
Q. Can I take Kefzen for strep throat; bronchitis, sinus infection, tooth infection, yeast infection, or acne?
Yes, you can take Kefzen 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
Q. Does Kefzen cause constipation or yeast infections?
Kefzen may cause yeast infections, but it is not known to cause constipation
Q. Is Kefzen safe?
Kefzen is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does Kefzen need to be refrigerated?
Kefzen needs to be stored at 20° to 25°C.
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