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Nkcef 250mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Nkcef 250mg 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.

Nkcef 250mg 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 Nkcef Injection

Benefits of Nkcef Injection

In Bacterial infections

Nkcef 250mg Injection is the injection form of a versatile antibiotic medicine that works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria in your body. It is often injected by a doctor or a nurse either into a vein or a muscle. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the brain (meningitis), lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones and joints, skin, blood, and heart. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Nkcef Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nkcef

  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Nkcef Injection

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

How Nkcef Injection works

Nkcef 250mg 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 Nkcef 250mg Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nkcef 250mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Nkcef 250mg 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
Nkcef 250mg 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
Nkcef 250mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nkcef 250mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Nkcef 250mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nkcef 250mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Nkcef 250mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Nkcef Injection?

If you miss a dose of Nkcef 250mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Nkcef 250mg 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 Nkcef 250mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad Spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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Dermatology
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Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Is Nkcef 250mg Injection safe?

Nkcef 250mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How long does Nkcef 250mg Injection take to work?

Usually, Nkcef 250mg Injection 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. Who should not take Nkcef 250mg Injection?

Nkcef 250mg Injection should not be prescribed to people who are allergic to Nkcef 250mg Injection or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have or ever had any problems with your liver, kidneys, gall bladder or any other blood related disorders such as hemolytic anemia. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you are planning a baby, do not take Nkcef 250mg Injection without consulting your doctor to avoid any harmful effects on the baby. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Nkcef 250mg Injection?

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 Nkcef 250mg Injection stay in the body?

Usually, Nkcef 250mg Injection stays in the body for around 2 days after completely stopping the medicine.

Q. Is Nkcef 250mg Injection effective?

Nkcef 250mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Nkcef 250mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How is Nkcef 250mg Injection administered?

Nkcef 250mg Injection is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Nkcef 250mg Injection.

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

N.K.P. Pharma Pvt. Ltd., 1814/B, Phase III,G.I.D.C, Vatva, Ahmedabad - 382 445,Gujarat, India
Expires on or after: January, 2021

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