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Monocef 500mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Monocef 500mg Injection is an antibiotic belonging to the cephalosporin group, which is used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the brain (e.g., meningitis), lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, urinary tract, skin & soft tissues, bones & joints, blood and heart.

Monocef 500mg Injection is also used to prevent infections during surgery. It fights the infection by killing the bacteria. This helps to improve your symptoms and cure the underlying infection. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This medicine will be given to you regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the returning or worsening of infection.

The most common side effects of this medicine include diarrhea, rash, and changes in liver function tests and blood cell counts. Some people may develop temporary redness or pain at the site of injection. These side effects are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Monocef Injection

Side effects of Monocef Injection

Common
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

How to use Monocef Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Monocef Injection works

Monocef 500mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Monocef 500mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monocef 500mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Monocef 500mg Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Monocef 500mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monocef 500mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Monocef 500mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Monocef 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Monocef 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Monocef 500mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Monocef Injection?

If you miss a dose of Monocef 500mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Monocef 500mg 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 harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Monocef 500mg 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 does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.

Patient Concerns

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Loose motions with weakness. Took some medicine and it's better now but the pain and motion haven't stopped completely. Stomach feels heavy and gas is continuously being formed which is leading to motions.Have consulted with a doctor yesterday and he prescribed - Andial, Redotil and Monocef-o-200, Nexpro RD.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
stop MONOCEF O , rest continue
Monocef o 50 syrup in safe in cough khasi
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult Dr. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. may ask you for blood test. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
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FAQs

Q. How long does Monocef takes to work?

Usually, Monocef starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Monocef?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. For how long does Monocef stay in the body?

Usually, Monocef stays in the body for around 2 days after completely stopping the medicine.

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References
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