Medicine Overview of Viocef Injection
Uses of Viocef Injection
Viocef 1000mg Injection is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections.
Side effects of Viocef Injection
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use Viocef Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Viocef Injection works
Viocef 1000mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.
In Depth Information on Viocef Injection
Expert advice for Viocef Injection
- Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
- Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Viocef immediately and consult your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
- Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Special precautions for Viocef 1000mg Injection
Viocef 1000mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Viocef 1000mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Hu+more
man 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....
Viocef 1000mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Viocef 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Viocef 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function....
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Frequently asked questions for Viocef 1000mg Injection
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Viocef 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).
Viocef has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Yes, Viocef belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Safety of Viocef 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.
Viocef 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.
Viocef is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Viocef. 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.
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Viocef. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Viocef.
Viocef 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.
Viocef is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
No, Viocef is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Viocef. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
No, Viocef does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Viocef 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.
Viocef 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.
Viocef is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Viocef 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.
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Viocef may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Viocef.
Q. Can I take Viocef with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Viocef and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Viocef and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Viocef and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Viocef with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Viocef and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Viocef with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Viocef 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.
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