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Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

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4 Capsule(s) in Strip

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Cefixime(100.0 Mg)
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ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Cefspan Capsule is an antibiotic medicine containing cefixime as its active ingredient. It is used in treating bacterial infections of the urinary tract, lungs, throat, airways, tonsils, middle ear an...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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uses

Uses of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

  • Cefspan Capsule is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the ear, nose or sinuses (such as sinusitis), urinary system (such as bladder and kidney infections), throat infections (such as to...
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  • It is also effective for typhoid (enteric) fever and gonorrhoea.
contraindications

Contraindications of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

  • If you are allergic to cefixime or any other ingredients of Cefspan Capsule.
  • If you are allergic to any similar antibiotics, including Penicillin.
sideEffects

Side effects of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cefspan Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Since there is limited safety information available during pregnancy, Cefspan Capsule should not be used during pregnancy unless it is considered essential by your doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cefspan Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown whether Cefixime passes into the breastmilk. Hence, it is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are treated with Cefspan Capsule. If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, watch for diarrhoea in your baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Cefspan Capsule?
A:
Cefspan Capsule can cause side effects like confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert, fits. If you experience any of these, don’t drive or use machinery.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cefspan Capsule?
A:
No information is available on the interactions of Cefspan Capsule when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol may worsen the side effects of this medicine and delay the recovery from infection. Thus, avoid consuming alcohol while taking this antibiotic.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • You experience skin reactions after taking Cefspan Capsule.
  • You have or had encephalopathy (damage or disease that affects the brain and alters the way the brain works).
  • You are suffering from a condition called haemolytic anaemia (a condition where red blood cells get broken down faster than they are formed).
  • You experience watery diarrhoea, stomach pain and fever.
  • You develop any allergic reaction after using Cefspan Capsule.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

How Does It Work?

Cefixime in Cefspan Capsule works by inhibiting the growth of the cell wall of bacteria, which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

  • Cefspan Capsule should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water, do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Always complete the course of antibiotic medicine and do not discontinue on your own.
interactions

Interactions of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Cefspan Capsule 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.
  • Especially, if you are taking Carbamazepine (a medicine used to treat seizures) and blood thinners such as Warfarin.
  • Cefspan Capsule may alter the clotting parameters and there is a risk of unusual bleeding.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

  • Store Cefspan Capsule below 25°C, protected from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Cefspan 100 Mg Capsule 4

Overdose

Seek medical care immediately in case you happen to take too much of Cefspan Capsule. This medicine may cause a risk of encephalopathy (damage to your brain) if taken in large quantities.

Missed a Dose

It is advisable to complete the course of antibiotics. Do not miss any dose. If you have missed taking any dose of Cefspan Capsule, then take it as early as you remember. If it is the time for your ne...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take Cefspan Capsule for fever and cold?

A: No, Cefspan Capsule is a higher antibiotic and reserved for severe infections. This medicine should be taken only if your doctor considers it essential for you. Also, this medicine is not meant for viral infections.

Q: Can I stop taking Cefspan Capsule if I feel better?

A: No, you must not stop taking Cefspan Capsule even if you feel better or symptoms of the infections go away. Complete the entire course of this medicine to avoid antibiotic resistance and effective treatment of infection.

Q: Can I take Cefspan Capsule if I have flu?

A: No, Cefspan Capsule is an antibiotic medicine and not effective against flu, which is usually caused by a virus.

Q: Why do I experience diarrhoea after taking Cefspan Capsule?

A: Antibiotics sometimes can affect the normal bacterial flora of the colon, along with acting on harmful bacteria. Some of these good bacteria play an important role in digestion and absorption and affecting them can alter these processes. This is why you experience diarrhoea with antibiotic treatment.

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ContainsCefixime(100.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 15 May 2021 | 11:06 AM (IST)
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