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Altacef 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Altacef 500 MG Description

Altacef 500mg tablet is an antibiotic containing cefuroxime that can treat bacterial infections present in the body. The medication effectively treats infections in the lungs, urinary tract, ear, thr

oat, nasal sinus, soft tissue and bones like bacterial sinusitis, streptococcal tonsilitis and lyme disease. This medication is also used as surgical prophylaxis after surgery to prevent infections. Common side effects include dizziness, diarrhoea, headache, nausea, vomiting and rash. If you observe any severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately or rush to the nearest hospital. Store the medication in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. Before starting the treatment, give a detailed account of your medical history and current medications.


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Offer Price₹925.60
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ContainsCefuroxime(500.0 Mg)
Usesbacterial infection
Side effectsdizziness, diarrhoea, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash
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Uses of Altacef 500 MG

  • Bacterial infections

Contraindications of Altacef 500 MG

  • Allergy to cefuroxime
  • Allergy to cephalosporin antibiotics
  • History of allergic reaction to any other beta-lactam antibacterial agent

Side effects of Altacef 500 MG

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Increase in liver enzymes
  • Rash

Precautions and Warnings of Altacef 500 MG



Can Altacef tablet be taken during pregnancy?
Altacef tablet does not have enough data on pregnancy use; hence consult your doctor for the risk-benefit ratio assessment before taking this medication.

Breast Feeding

Can we take Altacef tablet during breastfeeding?
Altacef tablets can cross breast milk, resulting in possible diarrhoea and severe complications in the infants. Hence it is contraindicated in the breastfeeding stage. It should only be used when the benefit outweighs the risk.


Can I drive if I have taken the Altacef tablet?
The medication can cause dizziness; hence do not drive after taking this medication.


Can I consume alcohol after taking the Altacef tablet?
There is a lack of data on the use of this medication with alcohol consumption.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are allergic to cefuroxime
  • You are allergic to cephalosporins
  • You have a history of beta-lactam allergic reactions
  • You are using other prescription, non-prescription medications, vitamins or minerals

Mode of Action of Altacef 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Altacef tablet contains cefuroxime, a third-generation cephalosporin; the medication is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that acts on bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cefuroxime mainly attaches to penicillin...
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Directions for Use of Altacef 500 MG

  • Take the medication in the dose and for the duration advised by your doctor
  • Do not chew, crush or break the tablet in half
  • Swallow the tablet as a whole with a glass of water
  • It can be taken with or without food

Interactions of Altacef 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Altacef should not be used with probenecid
  • Altacef tablet is ineffective when used with medication that can cause reduce gastric acidity, such as antacids
  • The combination of amikacin and cefuroxime can induce renal injury
  • Warfarin increases the risk of bleeding when interacting with cefuroxime
  • Probenecid at high doses reduces the clearance of cefuroxime
  • Aminoglycosides enhance the risk of nephrotoxicity
  • Furosemide can cause increased renal toxicity when given along with cefuroxime due to its interaction
  • In addition, proper monitoring of the INR ratio is required when used with oral anticoagulants

Storage and disposal of Altacef 500 MG

  • Store below 30°C in a cool and dry place
  • Keep the medication away from moisture and direct sunlight
  • Keep away from children and pets
  • Do not flush the unused tablets or discard them in household waste
  • Talk to your pharmacist about a safe way of discarding the unused or expired medications

Dosage of Altacef 500 MG


Overdosing can result in encephalopathy, convulsions and coma. Although dialysis might be needed in such cases, report to your doctor immediately if overdosing occurs.

Missed a Dose

If the dose is missed, the medication should be taken as soon as possible. Make sure you have the proper time interval between two doses. If the time interval is near the second dose, skip the previou...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long do I have to take the Altacef tablet?

A: The course of treatment depends on bacterial infections; hence do not stop the medication if you feel well. Instead, use this medication for the prescribed dose by the doctor. Based on your bacterial infection, the therapy can continue from 5 days to 10 days.

Q: Can we use the Altacef tablet in children?

A: Altacef tablets can be used in children aged three months and older to treat bacterial infections effectively.

Q: Can we use the Altacef tablet in geriatric?

A: Altacef tablet is safe to be used in the elderly, with dose adjustment in patients with kidney or liver dysfunction. In addition, the elderly may require fewer doses due to decreased renal clearance. Consult your doctor for the dose adjustment.

Q: When should I take the Altacef tablet?

A: Altacef tablets should be taken after meals for better absorption and effect of the drug. In addition, taking this medication on an empty stomach can cause abdominal discomfort and pain.
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Last Updated on: 26 Oct 2023 | 08:37 PM (IST)

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