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Ceftum 500mg Tablet

Ceftum 500mg Tablet

By GLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMA
4 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 474.05
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Ceftum 500 MG Description

Ceftum 500 tablet is used to treat bacterial infections of the tonsils, throat, sinus, ears, respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin infections and soft tissue. It is an antibiotic medicine containing

Cefuroxime as its active ingredient. Cefuroxime is a higher antibiotic and belongs to the class of cephalosporins. It works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, causing the death of bacteria. The dose, frequency and duration of the treatment with Ceftum 500 will be decided by your doctor. Always take this medicine as prescribed. Complete the course of antibiotic treatment for effective infection control.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹402.94
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ContainsCefuroxime(500.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDiarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset
TherapyANTIBIOTIC
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uses

Uses of Ceftum 500 MG

Ceftum 500 is used to treat the airway, lung, throat, skin, urinary tract and gynaecological infection.
contraindications

Contraindications of Ceftum 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to cefuroxime or other ingredients of the Ceftum tablet.
  • If you have experienced an allergic reaction upon the use of certain antibiotics from the class of Penicillins, Monobactams, Carbapenems or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics.
sideEffects

Side effects of Ceftum 500 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Ceftum 500 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Ceftum 500 Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is no information available on the safety of the Ceftum 500 in pregnant women and thus it should only be used if prescribed by the doctor.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Ceftum 500 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Cefuroxime passes into the breastmilk 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. Your doctor may suggest you either stop breastfeeding or discontinue the medicine.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Ceftum 500 Tablet?
A:
You may feel dizzy while on treatment with the Ceftum 500 tablet. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Ceftum 500 tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and the Ceftum 500 tablet, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • 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.
  • You develop rashes with blisters and peeling of skin after taking this tablet.
  • You have kidney or liver disease; dose adjustment may be required.
  • You develop white patches in your mouth after consumption of the Ceftum 500.
  • Ceftum 500 may alter the result of a few blood tests, inform your doctor or lab personnel about it.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Ceftum 500 MG

  • Ceftum 500 tablet 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 should be taken after a meal to avoid any stomach discomfort.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • Do not take antibiotic medicine more than the prescribed dose and duration.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Ceftum 500 MG

  • Store the Ceftum 500 tablet in a cool and dry place & protect it from sunlight.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
dosage

Dosage of Ceftum 500 MG

Overdose

Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken an excessive dose of the Ceftum 500. An overdose of the Ceftum 500 can damage your brain and you may experience fits or even coma.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of the Ceftum 500 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 dose schedule. Do...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Ceftum 500 MG

How Does It Work?

Ceftum 500 tablet works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis, the absence of bacterial cell wall will cause the death of bacteria.
interactions

Interactions of Ceftum 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Ceftum 500 tablets may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medicati...
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  • Do not take the Ceftum 500 tablet with medicines for acidity as it can reduce the antibiotic action.
  • Ceftum can alter the action of contraceptive pills. If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with this medicine, you may also need to use an additional physical contracepti...
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  • Be cautious if you are taking Probenecid (used to treat gout) or blood thinner like Warfarin.

Interactions with food items

Ceftum 500 tablet should be taken after food.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

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 the Ceftum 500 if I am allergic to Amoxicillin?

A: No, if you are allergic 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 the Ceftum 500 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: How long should I take the Ceftum 500 tablet?

A: The dose and duration of treatment depend on the cause of infection and response to the treatment. Do not stop taking the Ceftum 500 even 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 Ceftum and Augmentin same?

A: No, the Ceftum 500 contains an antibiotic called cefuroxime whereas Augmentin is a combination antibiotic and contains combination amoxicillin and clavulanic acid.

Q: Does the Ceftum 500 increase the blood sugar level?

A: No, the Ceftum 500 does not alter your blood sugar levels. It is an antibiotic medicine.

Q: Is the Ceftum 500 effective against fungal infections?

A: No, the Ceftum 500 is an antibiotic medicine and only effective against bacteria and thus not useful in case of infections caused by fungus or yeast.

Q: Can I take Ceftum 500 for throat infection?

A: A throat infection can be either due to bacterial or viral infection. Do not self medicate with this medicine on your own for the treatment of throat infection. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine for any condition.

Q: Can I take Ceftum 500 for fever?

A: No, Ceftum 500 does not have any action in reducing fever. It is an antibiotic medicine and is not effective for controlling general fever. However, it is used in the treatment of enteric or typhoid fever due to bacterial infection.

Q: Is Ceftum 500 effective for urinary tract infection?

A: Yes, Ceftum 500 is prescribed for the treatment and prevention of urinary tract infection. But you should consult your doctor if you feel you suffer from an infection of the urinary tract. Your doctor will decide the dose, frequency and duration of the treatment. You may also be asked to take some other medicine along with antibiotics for relieving associated symptoms.

Q: How quickly does Ceftum work?

A: As, Ceftum is an antibiotic medicine, the complete effect towards the infection could be seen only after completing the full course of antibiotic treatment. It may take a few days to show its effect.

Q: Can Ceftum be taken on an empty stomach?

A: You should take the Ceftum as a whole with water, preferably after meals to avoid stomach discomfort. It is advisable to take it at the fixed time daily or as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Always take it exactly as prescribed and complete the course of antibiotic treatment for effective infection control.

Q: How many days Ceftum can be taken?

A: You should take Ceftum for the prescribed duration only. The dose and frequency of taking antibiotic medicine generally depend on the type and severity of infection. Do not exceed the prescribed dose and duration. Also, it should be taken regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking the medicine regularly at the right times increases its effectiveness.

Q: What is the salt in Ceftum?

A: The salt present in Ceftum is Cefuroxime, which is a higher antibiotic and belongs to the class of cephalosporins. It works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, which ultimately causes the death of bacteria.

Q: What is Ceftum 500 used for?

A: Ceftum 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections of the tonsils, throat, sinus, ears, respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin and soft tissue.

Q: Is Ceftum 500 an antibiotic?

A: Yes, Ceftum 500 tablet is an antibiotic medicine. It contains cefuroxime as the active substance that belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics.

Q: Can Ceftum 500 be used in pregnancy?

A: There is no information available on the effect of Ceftum 500 in pregnant women. Thus, this medicine should only be used in pregnancy if prescribed by the doctor.

Q: How does Ceftum 500 work?

A: Ceftum 500 tablet works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis. The absence of bacterial cell wall causes the death of infection-causing bacteria.

Q: Are Ceftum and azithromycin the same?

A: No, Ceftum 500 tablet and azithromycin are not the same. Ceftum 500 tablet and azithromycin are both antibiotics used for the treatment of various bacterial infections. However, the only difference is that Ceftum 500 tablet contains cefuroxime as the active substance which belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics whereas azithromycin belongs to the macrolide class of antibiotics. Your doctor will recommend the best suitable medicine for you based on your signs and symptoms.
Product Details
Brand
CEFTUM
Expires on or After
30/03/2024
Last Updated on: 10 June 2022 | 1:11 PM (IST)
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