Q. My child is underweight and is not growing as per his age. Is it safe to give Cefurox Dry Syrup?
Use Cefurox Dry Syrup with caution as it may be associated with blood clotting problems especially in children who are underweight and not growing adequately. This risk is further increased if the child has underlying liver and kidney disease. Consult your child’s doctor in such cases.
Q. My child is suffering from a seizure disorder. Can I give Cefurox Dry Syrup to my child?
Cefurox Dry Syrup may cause seizure activity, particularly in children who have kidney disease. So, Cefurox Dry Syrup should be used with caution in children with a history of seizure disorder. If seizures occur, discontinue Cefurox Dry Syrup and visit your child’s doctor right away.
Q. What if I give too much of Cefurox Dry Syrup by mistake?
An extra dose of Cefurox Dry Syrup is unlikely to harm. However, if you think you have given too much of Cefurox Dry Syrup to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.
Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Cefurox Dry Syrup?
Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.
Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Cefurox Dry Syrup?
Cefurox Dry Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Cefurox Dry Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.
Q. Can I get my child vaccinated while on treatment with Cefurox Dry Syrup?
Antibiotics usually do not interfere with the ingredients in vaccines or cause a bad reaction in a child who has just been vaccinated. However, children taking antibiotics should not get vaccinated until they recover from the illness. As soon as your child feels better, the vaccine can be given.
Q. Which lab tests may my child undergo while taking Cefurox Dry Syrup on a long-term basis?
The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.
Q. Does a common cold caused by viruses always result in a secondary bacterial infection? When to start an antibiotic to prevent infection?
In most cases, bacterial infections do not follow viral infections. Using antibiotics to treat viral infections may instead lead to side effects without benefiting your child's health. Hence, you must give antibiotics to your child only after consulting with your child’s doctor.
Q. Can Cefurox Dry Syrup impact my child’s digestion?
Antibiotics kill the infection-causing bacteria, but while doing this they may affect the good bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract. As a result, your child may develop diarrhea or some other infections as well. Moreover, children have a more sensitive stomach than adults, so the likelihood of developing a stomach upset is more. In case your child is having diarrhea while on Cefurox Dry Syrup, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask about the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.