Widcef 1.5gm Injection

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Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Widcef 1.5gm Injection

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196.18
10 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Widcef Injection

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Uses of Widcef Injection

Widcef 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 Widcef Injection

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Widcef Injection

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

How Widcef Injection works

Widcef 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 Widcef Injection

Expert advice for Widcef Injection

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Widcef 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, Widcef can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Widcef 1.5gm Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Widcef 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
Widcef 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 Widcef 1.5gm Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Not relevant, as Widcef 1.5gm Injection is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Widcef
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 Widcef
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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Widcef 1.5gm Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cefuroxime

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