Spizef 1.5gm Injection

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Composition for Spizef 1.5gm Injection

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Medicine Overview of Spizef Injection

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Uses of Spizef Injection

Spizef 1.5gm 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 Spizef Injection

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Spizef Injection

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

How Spizef Injection works

Spizef 1.5gm 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 Spizef Injection

Expert advice for Spizef Injection

  • Your doctor has prescribed Spizef to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Discontinue Spizef 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, Spizef can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Spizef 1.5gm Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Spizef 1.5gm 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
Spizef 1.5gm 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 Spizef 1.5gm Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Spizef 1.5gm Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Spizef
1.5gm Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Spizef
1.5gm 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 Spizef 1.5gm Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

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