Q. Is Smafty 1000mg Injection the same as penicillin?
No, Smafty 1000mg Injection is not the same as penicillin. Smafty 1000mg Injection belongs to the third generation class of cephalosporins. Smafty 1000mg 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 Smafty 1000mg Injection treat?
Smafty 1000mg 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 Smafty 1000mg Injection effective?
Smafty 1000mg 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 Smafty 1000mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. How is Smafty 1000mg Injection administered?
Smafty 1000mg 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 Smafty 1000mg Injection.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Smafty 1000mg 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 Smafty 1000mg Injection cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Smafty 1000mg Injection can cause diarrhea. Smafty 1000mg 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 Smafty 1000mg Injection take to work?
Usually, Smafty 1000mg 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.