Ceftum 250mg Tablet
Ceftum 250mg Tablet

Ceftum 250mg Tablet

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Cefuroxime(250.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Ceftum 250 tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections of various parts of the body. It contains Cefuroxime as its active ingredient. Cefuroxime is a higher antibiotic and belo...
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Uses of Ceftum 250 MG

For the treatment of infection of airways, lung, throat, skin, urinary tract and gynaecological infection.

Contraindications of Ceftum 250 MG

  • If you are allergic to Cefuroxime or other ingredients of Ceftum tablet.
  • If you have experienced an allergic reaction upon the use of certain antibiotics (Penicillins, Monobactams, Carbapenems or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics). If you are not sure about these antibiotics a...
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Side effects of Ceftum 250 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased liver enzymes

Precautions and Warnings of Ceftum 250 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Ceftum 250 Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is no information available on the safety of Ceftum 250 in pregnant women and thus it should only be used if it is prescribed by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Ceftum 250 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefuroxime passes into breast milk in small quantities and can alter the microbial flora of the breastfed baby. Watch for the symptoms of diarrhoea and thrush in the breastfed baby.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Ceftum 250 Tablet?
A:
You may feel dizzy while on treatment with the Ceftum 250 tablet. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Ceftum 250 tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol and Ceftum 250 tablet, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of drinking regularly.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop rashes with blisters and peeling of skin after taking this tablet.
  • You have kidney or liver disease; a dose adjustment may be required.
  • You develop white patches on your mouth after consumption of this tablet.
  • You experience continuous diarrhoea. Immediately stop taking it and report to the hospital.
  • You experience difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling of the face, or mouth after taking this medicine.
  • Ceftum 250 may alter the result of a few blood tests, inform your doctor or lab personnel about it.

Mode of Action of Ceftum 250 MG

How Does It Work?

Ceftum 250 tablet works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis, absence of bacterial cell wall will cause the death of bacteria.

Directions for Use of Ceftum 250 MG

  • Ceftum 250 tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • It should be taken after a meal to avoid any stomach discomforts.
  • Always complete the course of antibiotics for effective infection control.

Interactions of Ceftum 250 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Ceftum 250 tablet works or Ceftum itself can affect the action of certain medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about the medicines, herbals or supplements you are taking, or have recently taken or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines for an acidity problem, contraceptive pills, medicines for gout and blood thinners. If you are taking contraceptive pills while you are being treated with this ...
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Storage and disposal of Ceftum 250 MG

  • Store Ceftum 250 tablets in a cool and dry place & protect them from sunlight.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Ceftum 250 MG

Overdose

Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken an excessive dose of Ceftum 250. An overdose of Ceftum 250 can affect your brain and you may experience fits or even coma.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of Ceftum 250 tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I take the Ceftum 250 if I am allergic to other antibiotics?

A: Please take advice from your doctor before taking this medicine, if you have experienced allergies before upon the use of antibiotics.

Q: Can I stop taking the Ceftum 250 before the prescribed duration?

A: No, you must finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication can make the infection difficult to treat.

Q: Is Ceftum 250 safe during pregnancy?

A: The safety of this medicine is not established in pregnant women. You should take advice from your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or may be pregnant.

Q: Can I take Ceftum 250 for urinary tract infection (UTI)?

A: Yes, Ceftum 250 can be used for the treatment of UTI. However, you should not self-medicate with an antibiotic and always use it under medical supervision.

Q: How many days Ceftum 250 can be taken?

A: Ceftum 250 should be taken for as long as the doctor has prescribed you. It is usually prescribed for 1 week, depending upon the type and severity of infection. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Do not skip the dose and complete the full course of treatment for maximum results.

Q: Is Ceftum an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Ceftum is an antibiotic. It contains Cefuroxime as its active ingredient, which is a higher antibiotic and belongs to the class of cephalosporins.

Q: When should I take the Ceftum 250 tablet?

A: It is recommended to take the Ceftum 250 with food to prevent stomach upset. However, you can take this medicine with or without food but at a fixed time to gain optimal benefit.
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CEFTUM

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ContainsCefuroxime(250.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infections
Side effectsHeadache, dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain
Last Updated on: 31 Dec 2021 | 10:12 AM (IST)
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