Novacef 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Novacef 500mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Novacef Tablet

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Uses of Novacef Tablet

Novacef 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used in serious bacterial infections of various body parts like urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, blood, brain and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Novacef Tablet

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Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Novacef 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. It is better to take Novacef 500mg Tablet with food.
Avoid Novacef 500mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Novacef Tablet works

Novacef 500mg tablet is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It prevents bacteria from making their own protective cell wall. This causes the bacteria to rupture and finally death.

In Depth Information on Novacef Tablet

Expert advice for Novacef Tablet

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Novacef immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Novacef 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Novacef 500mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Novacef 500mg 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 Novacef 500mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Novacef 500mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Novacef
500mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Novacef
500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefuroxime, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Novacef 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

Yes, Novacef is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Novacef belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Novacef is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Novacef is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Novacef is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Novacef if you are G6PD deficient.
Novacef is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Novacef is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can Novacef be taken with azithromycin?
Novacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can Novacef be taken with doxycycline?
Novacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Novacef with pseudoephedrine?
Novacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can Novacef be taken with naproxen?
Novacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Novacef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Novacef has a sulfur molecule in its structure. However, it is a beta-lactam antibiotic and allergic reactions due to the drug are because of the beta-lactam ring present in its structure. Report to your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins, or sulfa drugs before taking the drug.
Novacef like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Novacef is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
No, Novacef does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Novacef is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Novacef, consult your doctor.
Yes, Novacef is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Novacef use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Novacef, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Novacef?
No drug interactions have been reported when Novacef is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Novacef with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Novacef is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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