Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
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Lactagard-1500 injection is an antibiotic containing a combination of sulbactam and cefoperazone as its active ingredients. It is used to treat severe bacterial infections of the lungs, airways, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, joints and bones. This combination of antibiotics works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, thus killing them. This medicine will be given to you in a hospital or clinic by a doctor or nurse as an injection. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history, before initiating the treatment with Lactagard inj....
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|Contains||Cefoperazone(1.0 G),Sulbactam(500.0 Mg)|
|Side effects||Pain, inflammation and swelling at injection site, diarrhoea|
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Uses of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
Lactagard-1500 injection is used to treat severe and serious bacterial infections such as respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, skin and soft tissue infection, joint and bone infection, uterus and ovaries....
Contraindications of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
If you are allergic to sulbactam, cefoperazone or any other antibiotics of the penicillin and cephalosporin class or any of the ingredients of Lactagard-1500 injection.
Side effects of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
- Pain at injection site
Precautions and Warnings of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
Can I take Lactagard-1500 injection during pregnancy?
There is limited information available about the safety of Lactagard-1500 injection during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will tell you about the use of this medicine after assessing the needs.
Can I take Lactagard-1500 injection while breastfeeding?
The components of Lactagard-1500 injection pass into the breastmilk, inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding, your doctor will tell you about the use of this medicine after assessing the need and benefits.
Can I drive if I have consumed Lactagard-1500 injection?
It is highly unlikely that Lactagard-1500 injection will affect your ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Lactagard-1500 injection?
- It is strictly advised not to consume alcohol when you have taken Lactagard-1500 injection as it can cause reactions like flushing, sweating, a headache or fast heartbeats. Do not consume alcohol for at least five days after the last dose of this medicine....
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have a history of severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
- You have a disease related to the liver and kidney.
- You are taking blood-thinning medicines.
- You are suffering from diarrhoea when on treatment or even after discontinuing the treatment.
- You notice abnormal bleeding.
Mode of Action of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
How Does It Work?
Lactagard-1500 injection acts by killing the bacteria responsible for infections. However, bacteria make an enzyme (beta-lactamases), that can destroy cefoperazone. Sulbactam inactivates this enzyme and hence helps cefoperazone to function optimally....
Directions for Use of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
- Lactagard-1500 injection will be given to you in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection.
- Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.
Interactions of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Lactagard-1500 injection works or Lactagard inj 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 interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled....
Storage and disposal of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
- Store this medicine below 25°C.
- Protect it from light.
- Keep it out of the reach of children.
- Any unused portion should not be stored and should be discarded properly.
Dosage of Lactagard 1.5gm Inj
Your doctor or nurse will give Lactagard-1500 injection. Therefore, it is less likely that you shall receive more of this medicine. However, if you experience loose motions, nausea, vomiting, a headache, fits, skin rashes and allergy immediately after taking this injection, inform your doctor as soon as possible....
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse on when the injection should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I am an alcoholic. Can I take Lactagard-1500 injection along with alcohol?
A: No, you cannot consume alcohol if you have taken Lactagard-1500 injection. It is advisable not to drink alcohol after taking this medicine at least for a week as it can cause side effects like sweating, flushing, a headache or fast heartbeats.
Q: What do you mean by the inappropriate use of antibiotics?
A: Inappropriate use of antibiotics constitutes taking antibiotics when not needed, for wrong diseases, taking inappropriate dosage and not completing the course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed by the doctor.
Q: What is the use of Lactagard-1500 injection?
A: Lactagard-1500 injection is used to treat severe or serious infections caused by various bacterial organisms. It aids to treat infections of the lungs, airways, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, joints and bones.
Q: How to give Lactagard-1500 injection?
A: Lactagard-1500 injection is usually given intravenously or intramuscularly under medical supervision. This medicine will only be given by a nurse or doctor. The route of administration is usually decided by your doctor. Do not self-inject.
Q: What is the content present in Lactagard injection?
A: The contents present in Lactagard inj are sulbactam and cefoperazone as their two active ingredients.
Q: What are the side effects of Lactagard inj?
A: Pain, inflammation and swelling at the injection site, diarrhoea are a few common side effects of Lactagard inj. However, these symptoms are usually mild and resolve on your own.
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