Information about Cefoperazone

    Cefoperazone uses

    Cefoperazone is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How cefoperazone works

    Cefoperazone 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.

    Common side effects of cefoperazone

    Allergic reaction, Nausea, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Cefoperazone

    • ₹124 to ₹546
      Pfizer Ltd
      3 variant(s)
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      United Biotech Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹120
      Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
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      Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited
      1 variant(s)
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      Biosena Lifescience
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹65
      Ampra Pharmaceuticals
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹87
      1 variant(s)
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      Varenyam Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
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      Talent Healthcare
      1 variant(s)
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      Scortis Lab Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cefoperazone

    • 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 Cefoperazone 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Cefoperazone


    Q. What is cefoperazone sulbactam?
    Combination of cefoperazone and sulbactam (beta lactamase inhibitor) are used for the treatment of intra-abdominal infections
    Q. Is Cefoperazone nephrotoxic?
    No, cefoperazona is not a nephrotoxic drug when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase nephrotoxicity. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
    Q. Is Cefoperazone safe?
    Cefoperazone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)