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Kaircef 250mg Tab

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Cefuroxime Axetil

Medical Description

Cefuroxime Axetil is a higher antibiotic used for severe infections.

Uses of Kaircef 250mg Tab

  • Severe infections of tonsils, throat, sinus, ears
  • Respiratory tract infections (bronchitis)
  • Infection of urinary tract
  • Infections of skin, soft tissue

Contraindications of Kaircef 250mg Tab

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

Side effects of Kaircef 250mg Tab

  • Headache, dizziness
  • Increased chances of fungal infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Raised liver enzyme or white blood cells

Precautions and Warnings of Kaircef 250mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Kaircef 250mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not known. Do not start this medication if you are pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Kaircef 250mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
  • Cefuroxime Axetil passes into breast milk in small quantities
  • Perceive if prescribed by your physician
  • Watch for diarrhea in the breastfed baby

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Kaircef 250mg Tab?
A:
It may cause dizziness. Hence caution is advised during driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Kaircef 250mg Tab?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Cefuroxime Axetil.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience continuous diarrhea. Immediately stop taking it and report to the hospital
  • You experience difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling of face or mouth after taking this medicine
  • You develop rash with blisters and peeling of skin
  • You have kidney disease
  • You develop white patches in your mouth

Mode of Action of Kaircef 250mg Tab

How Does It Work?

  • It works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis
  • Absence of bacterial cell wall results in the death of bacteria

Directions for Use of Kaircef 250mg Tab

  • Swallow tablet/ capsule whole with a glass of water
  • The medicine should not be crushed

Interactions of Kaircef 250mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Do not take this medicine with your acidity medicines
  • It can cause the failure of contraceptive pills (OC pills). If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with this medicine, you also need to use a barrier method of contraception (such as condoms)
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  • Medicines used to treat gout (Probenecid)
  • Medicines used to thin your blood (Warfarin)

Interactions with food items

Cefuroxime Axetil should be taken after a meal for better results.

Storage and disposal of Kaircef 250mg Tab

Store Cefuroxime Axetil in a cool and dry place, to protect it from light.

Dosage of Kaircef 250mg Tab

Overdose

  • Seek emergency medical care if you think you have taken an overdose of this medicine
  • Overdose symptoms may include damage to the brain, fits

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine 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 not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I am allergic to Amoxicillin, can I take this medicine?

  • No, if you have an allergy to Amoxicillin, never take this medicine as it can result in very severe allergic reaction
  • Always inform your doctor about your allergies

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

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

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Kaircef 250mg Tab

Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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