Cefoxim 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Cefoxim 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

Cefoxim 500mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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Medical Description

Cefoxim 500 tablet contains cefuroxime, an antibiotic as its active ingredient. Cefoxim 500 tablet is used to treat various bacterial infections of tonsils, throat, sinus, ears, respiratory tract, uri...
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ContainsCefuroxime(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea
ClassificationANTIBIOTIC
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Uses of Cefoxim 500 MG

Cefoxim 500 tablet is used to treat various bacterial infections.

Contraindications of Cefoxim 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to Penicillin, Monobactams, Carbapenems, or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics.

Side effects of Cefoxim 500 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased chances of fungal infections

Precautions and Warnings of Cefoxim 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cefoxim 500 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor before using the Cefoxim 500 tablet as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits and need.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cefoxim 500 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefoxim 500 tablet passes into human milk in small amounts and may cause some side effects. Thus you should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding. Watch for the symptoms like diarrhoea in the breastfed baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cefoxim 500 tablet?
A:
Cefoxim 500 tablet may make you dizzy and you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cefoxim 500 tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Cefoxim 500 tablet.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience continuous diarrhoea even after stopping the medicine.
  • You experience difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling of the face or mouth after taking this medicine.
  • You develop a rash with blisters and peeling of the skin.
  • You have kidney disease.
  • You develop white patches in your mouth.

Mode of Action of Cefoxim 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Cefoxim 500 tablet works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis; the absence of bacterial cell wall results in the death of bacteria.

Directions for Use of Cefoxim 500 MG

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow Cefoxim 500 tablet whole with a glass of water

Interactions of Cefoxim 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Cefoxim 500 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Concomitant use of Cefoxim 500 tablet along with contraceptive pills may cause the failure of contraceptive pills (OC pills). If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with ...
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  • Medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid) and medicines used to thin your blood (Warfarin) should be used with caution along this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Cefoxim 500 MG

Store Cefoxim 500 tablet in a cool and dry place, to protect it from light.

Dosage of Cefoxim 500 MG

Overdose

In case of an overdose, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

You should never miss your dose of antibiotics as it may lead to treatment failure and relapse of the infection. If you have missed taking any dose of the Cefoxim 500 tablet, take it as soon as you re...
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WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I am allergic to amoxicillin. Can I take this medicine?

A: No, if you have an allergy to amoxicillin, never take this medicine as it can result in a very severe allergic reaction. Always inform your doctor about your allergies.

Q: Can I stop taking this medicine before the prescribed duration?

A: No, you must finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication without completing the entire course of treatment may lead to treatment failure and development of antibiotic resistance.

Q: How long should I take Cefoxim 500 tablet?

A: The dose and duration of treatment depend upon the cause of infection and response to the treatment. Do not stop taking this medicine if you feel better. Complete the full course as stopping the treatment in between can result in antibiotic resistance and infection may reoccur.

Q: Is Cefoxim 500 tablet an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Cefoxim 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: What are the side effects of Cefoxim 500 tablet?

A: The common side effects of Cefoxim 500 tablet are diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, headache, and dizziness. These are temporary but if side effects persist or there is no improvement in your condition, inform your doctor immediately.
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Brand
CEFOXIM
Last Updated on: 02 Dec 2021 | 07:33 PM (IST)
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