Medicine Overview of Sicef Injection
Sicef 1000 mg 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, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Sicef are Rash, Abnormal liver function tests, Diarrhoea.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Sicef 1000 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Sicef Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Sicef 1000 mg 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 to come back and harder to treat.
Discontinue Sicef 1000 mg 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 doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Sicef 1000 mg Injection as it may cause increased side effects.
Sicef Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sicef 1000 mg Injection is safe to use during pregnancy.
Adequate and well-controlled human studies have shown low or no risk.
Sicef 1000 mg Injection should be used with caution during lactation.
Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Sicef 1000 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Sicef 1000 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Sicef 1000 mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Sicef 1000 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sicef 1000 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment of Sicef 1000 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Sicef 1000 mg Injection, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Sicef Injection
Q. Is it bactericidal or bacteristatic?
It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is bactericidal drug
Q. Is ceftriaxone compatible with potassium or potassium chloride?
Yes, ceftriaxone is compatible with potassium or potassium chloride when taken together
Q. What organisms does Sicef cover?
Sicef is active against pseudomonas, staphylococcus, and klebsiella bacteria. It has no activity against chlamydia, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa), and mycoplasma.
Q. Is ceftriaxone a form of penicillin drug?
No, ceftriaxone is not a penicillin drug
Q. Is Sicef safe in liver disease?
Yes, Sicef is safe in liver disease. Please consult your doctor for your medical condition before taking the drug
Q. Is Sicef the same as cephalexin, Monocef-o, Monocef 200, Monocef tablet, Cefakind, or Cefakind 250?
No, all are different cephalosporin antibiotics. Monocef-o, Monocef 200, or Monocef tablet contain cefpodoxmine, and Cefakind, or Cefakind 250 contain cefuroxime
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