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    Information about Cefoperazone

    Cefoperazone uses

    Cefoperazone 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, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

    How cefoperazone works

    Cefoperazone is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.

    Common side effects of cefoperazone

    Allergic reaction, Nausea, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice for Cefoperazone

    • Your doctor has prescribed Cefoperazone 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 Cefoperazone 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, Cefoperazone can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

    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 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)