Medicine Overview of Salcaf Powder for Injection
Side Effects of Salcaf are Diarrhoea, Altered liver function test, Allergic reaction, Anemia (low number of red blood cells).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Salcaf 500mg/500mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Cefoperazone and Sulbactam. Cefoperazone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefoperazone against bacteria.
In Depth Information on Salcaf Powder for Injection
- You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance.
- Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Salcaf 500mg/500mg Injection may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
- Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
- Stop taking Salcaf 500mg/500mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.
Salcaf Powder for Injection related warnings
Salcaf 500mg/500mg Injection may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Salcaf 500mg/500mg 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.
Salcaf 500mg/500mg 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.
It is not known whether Salcaf 500mg/500mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Salcaf 500mg/500mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Salcaf 500mg/500mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Salcaf Powder for Injection
The Salcaf is a combination of two medicines: Cefoperazone and Sulbactam. Cefoperazone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefoperazone against bacteria.
Q. Can the use of Salcaf cause nausea and vomiting?
Yes, the use of Salcaf can cause nausea and vomiting. In case, you experience nausea while taking this medicine, take it with milk, food or with antacids. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods. If you start to experience vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Try small frequent sips of the liquid. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent vomiting and signs of dehydration like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Do not take any other medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Q. Can the use of Salcaf cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Salcaf can cause diarrhea. Antibiotics can kill good, or helpful, bacteria in your stoamch or intestine and cause diarrhea. In case, you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if you have persistent diarrhea and any signs of dehydration like less urination with dark coloured and strong-smelling urine. Do not take any other medicines without consulting a doctor.
Q. Can I stop taking Salcaf when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Salcaf and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
Yes, Salcaf does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Salcaf after the expiry date.
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