Ocef 250mg Injection

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Gujarat Terce Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Ocef 250mg Injection

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49.52
1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Ocef Injection

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Uses of Ocef Injection

Ocef 250mg Injection 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, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
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Side effects of Ocef Injection

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Ocef Injection

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

How Ocef Injection works

Ocef 250mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

In Depth Information on Ocef Injection

Expert advice for Ocef Injection

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Ocef 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.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Ocef can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Ocef 250mg Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Ocef 250mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Ocef 250mg Injection 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 Ocef 250mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Ocef 250mg Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Ocef 25
0mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Ocef 25
0mg Injection 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ocef 250mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

Yes, Ocef is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Ocef belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Ocef is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Ocef is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Ocef is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Ocef if you are G6PD deficient.
Ocef is not a fluoroquinolone. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is different from fluoroquinolones.
Ocef 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 Ocef be taken with azithromycin?
Ocef 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 Ocef be taken with doxycycline?
Ocef 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 Ocef with pseudoephedrine?
Ocef 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 Ocef be taken with naproxen?
Ocef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Ocef is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Ocef 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.
Ocef like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Ocef 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, Ocef does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Ocef is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Ocef, consult your doctor.
Yes, Ocef 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.
Ocef use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Ocef, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Ocef?
No drug interactions have been reported when Ocef is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Ocef with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Ocef is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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