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MAXCEF 1.5GM INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 275 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

Cefuroxime(1.5 gm)

food interaction for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

alcohol interaction for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

pregnancy interaction for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

lactation interaction for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Maxcef 1.5gm injection with food.
Avoid Maxcef 1.5gm injection with dietary sodium.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Maxcef 1.5gm injection 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

Cefuroxime(1.5 gm)

Uses

Maxcef 1.5gm injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Maxcef 1.5gm injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Joint pain, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Flatulence, Headache, Muscle pain, Muscle stiffness, Nasal congestion, Rash, Stomach upset

SUBSTITUTES for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

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Expert advice for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

  • Be sure to use cefuroxime for the full course of treatment as prescribed by your doctor. If you do not, the medicine may not clear up your infection completely. The bacteria could also become less sensitive to this or other medicines. This could make the infection harder to treat in the future.
  • Take cefuroxime tablets after food or milk for optimum absorption. 
  • Do not drive because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with cefuroxime.
  • Cefuroxime can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. You may need to use another form of birth control during treatment with cefuroxime.
  • Do not start or continue the cefuroxime tablets and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for MAXCEF(AKUMENTIS)

Cefuroxime

Q.Does cefuroxime/ Ceftum/ Zocef/ Pulmocef contain sulfa or a form of penicillin drug?
Cefuroxime (also available as Ceftum/ Zocef/ Pulmocef) belongs to cephalosporin antibiotics and does not contain sulfa. However, its chemical structure is similar to penicillin

Q.Is cefuroxime gluten free?
Yes. Cefuroxime is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Can I take cefuroxime with acetaminophen/ azithromycin/ doxycycline/ ibuprofen/ Nyquil (acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ doxylamine/ pseudoephedrine)/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)/ Xanax (alprazolam)?
Yes. You can take cefuroxime with acetaminophen/ azithromycin/ doxycycline/ ibuprofen/ Nyquil (acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ doxylamine/ pseudoephedrine)/ Sudafed (pseudoephedrine hydrochloride)/ Xanax (alprazolam)

Q.Is cefuroxime safe?
Cefuroxime is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is cefuroxime a sulfa drug/ penicillin/ steroid/ an antibiotic?
Cefuroxime is an antibiotic belong to class of medication called as cephalosporin. It is not a steroid and does not contain penicillin or sulpha.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)