Q. Is Cetexim 250mg Injection the same as penicillin?
No, Cetexim 250mg Injection is not the same as penicillin. Cetexim 250mg Injection belongs to the third generation class of cephalosporins. Cetexim 250mg Injection is active against numerous gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including several with resistance to other antibiotics such as penicillin.
Q. What kind of infections does Cetexim 250mg Injection treat?
Cetexim 250mg Injection is an antibiotic used to treat conditions such as lower respiratory tract infections (related to the lungs, windpipe and airways), skin and skin structure infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial septicemia, bone and joint infections, and meningitis (brain related).
Q. Is Cetexim 250mg Injection effective?
Cetexim 250mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Cetexim 250mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. How is Cetexim 250mg Injection administered?
Cetexim 250mg Injection is administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Cetexim 250mg Injection.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Cetexim 250mg Injection?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Cetexim 250mg Injection cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Cetexim 250mg Injection can cause diarrhea. Cetexim 250mg Injection is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. How long does Cetexim 250mg Injection take to work?
Usually, Cetexim 250mg Injection starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.