Span 100 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Span Tablet
Span 100 mg Tablet 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.
Span Tablet side effects
Common
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Span 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. Span 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Span Tablet works
Span 100 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
Span Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Span 100 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Span 100 mg 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 Span 100 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Span 100 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Span 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Span 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Span 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Span 100 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Span Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Span 100 mg Tablet, 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Span 100 mg Tablet 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 Span 100 mg Tablet 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 Span 100 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Span and what is it used for?
Span is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Q. Is Span used for diarrhea?
Span has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Q. Is Span a cephalosporin?
Yes, Span belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Q. Is Span safe for infants?
Safety of Span in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Q. Is Span a penicillin?
Span is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Q. Does Span cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Span. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Q. Does Span cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Span. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Span.
Q. Does Span cure chlamydia?
Span is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Q. Does Span contain penicillin?
Span is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
Q. Does Span cover pseudomonas?
No, Span is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Span. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Q. Does Span contain sulfur?
No, Span does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Q. Does Span cure syphilis?
Span is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Q. Does Span cure gonorrhea?
Span can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Does Span treat typhoid?
Span is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Span in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
Q. Does Span affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Span may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Span.
Q. Can I take Span with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Span and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Span and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Span and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Span with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Span and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Span with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Span as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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