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Vegapime 1gm Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Vegapime 1gm Injection is an antibiotic that fights bacteria. It is used to treat severe bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, stomach, urinary tract, and blood. It works by killing the bacteria that cause these problems. However, it will not treat a viral infection.

Vegapime 1gm Injection is commonly used to treat critically ill patients admitted to the hospital. This medicine is given by drip or by direct injection into a vein under the supervision of a doctor or a nurse. The dose will depend on what type of infection you have, where it is in the body, and how serious it is. You should keep taking the injection for as long as you are prescribed, even if your symptoms quickly improve. If you stop taking it too early the infection may return or worsen.

Some people may develop side effects like rash, itching, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, diarrhea, or local redness and swelling at the site of injection. These side effects are usually temporary and go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Before starting treatment with this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems or if you are allergic to any antibiotic. While using it, your doctor may advise blood tests to monitor your kidney function. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use in pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by your doctor.

Uses of Vegapime Injection

  • Treatment of Severe bacterial infections

Side effects of Vegapime Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Vegapime

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Vegapime Injection

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

How Vegapime Injection works

Vegapime 1gm Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Vegapime 1gm Injection does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vegapime 1gm 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vegapime 1gm 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.
Avoid prolonged use of Vegapime 1gm Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Vegapime 1gm Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Vegapime 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vegapime 1gm Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vegapime 1gm Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vegapime 1gm Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Vegapime Injection?

If you miss a dose of Vegapime 1gm 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Vegapime 1gm 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 Vegapime 1gm 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.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Vegapime 1gm Injection as it may cause increased side effects.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad-spectrum {Third & fourth generation cephalosporins)
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
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I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. How long does Vegapime 1gm Injection takes to work?

Usually, Vegapime 1gm Injection starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can the use of Vegapime 1gm Injection cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Vegapime 1gm Injection can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Vegapime 1gm Injection?

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. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 222.
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KHANDELWAL LABORATORIES PVT. LTD, 79/87 D.LADPATH, MUMBAI 400 033, INDIA
Expires on or after: December, 2020

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