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Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines. It is prescribed to treat various types of bacterial infections. It treats the infection and prevents further infections by killing the microorganisms.

Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection should only be administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Do not miss any scheduled appointment for taking this medicine. The course of the medicine should be completed even if you feel better. Some of the side effects of Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection are nausea, diarrhea, rashes, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of severe liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment.

Uses of Skycef SB Injection

Skycef SB Injection side effects

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Altered liver function test
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)

How to use Skycef SB Injection

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

How Skycef SB Injection works

Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg 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.

Skycef SB Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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 Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg Injection may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Skycef SB 500 mg/500 mg 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.

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FAQs

Q. What is Skycef SB?

Skycef SB is a combination of two medicines: Cefoperazone and Sulbactam. Cefoperazone is an antibiotic which 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. How long does Skycef SB takes to work?

Usually, Skycef SB starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Skycef SB?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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References
  1. Sterile cefoperazone. New York, New York, Pfizer Inc.; 2015. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. PubChem. Sulbactam Sodium. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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