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Mahacef 1gm Inj

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Ceftriaxone(1.0 G)
Therapeutic classification
Antibiotic (cephalosporins)

Medical Description

Mahacef 1gm Inj is an antibiotic.

Uses of Mahacef 1gm Inj

Mahacef 1gm Inj uses include the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections of the ear, nose, sinus, urinary system (such as bladder and kidney infections), throat ( tonsillitis), chest and lungs (such as bronchitis, pneumonia).
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Contraindications of Mahacef 1gm Inj

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefixime, cephalosporin antibiotics (including penicillin) or any other ingredients in this medicine.

Side effects of Mahacef 1gm Inj

  • Common Mahacef 1gm Inj side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, itching or skin rash, vaginal discharge, and headache.
  • Some of the serious side effects include, allergic reactions - rash, joint pain, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips or tongue. In such cases, rush to the hospital immediately; yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), fatigue and loss of appetite suggesting liver damage; worsening of diarrhoea or bloody stools; less urination and swelling of legs suggesting kidney damage; fever, sore throat, bleeding gums; convulsions; blistering or bleeding of the skin near the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals (a serious condition called as ‘Stevens-Johnson’ syndrome); skin rash with a pink/red ring and a pale centre, which may be itchy, scaly or filled with fluid. These may appear on palms or soles of the feet. These could be signs of a serious allergic reaction to the medicine called ‘erythema multiforme’; severe watery continuous diarrhoea along with fever (pseudomembranous colitis).
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Precautions and Warnings of Mahacef 1gm Inj


Can I take Mahacef 1gm Inj during pregnancy?
This medication should not be used in pregnancy unless considered essential by your physician.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Mahacef 1gm Inj while breastfeeding?
It is not known whether Mahacef 1gm Inj passes into human milk. Consult with the doctor before taking it while breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Mahacef 1gm Inj?
If you experience any side effects like fits, confusion or diminished alertness, do not drive or use any machinery.


Can I consume alcohol with Mahacef 1gm Inj?
There are no known interactions between alcohol and Mahacef 1gm Inj

Mode of Action of Mahacef 1gm Inj

Mahacef 1gm Inj controls the growth of bacteria and kills them.

Interactions of Mahacef 1gm Inj

Interactions with other medicines

Inform your physician if you are taking any antacids like cimetidine or ranitidine as they may decrease the absorption of the medicine and if you are on blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin

Interactions with food items

There are no negative interactions of cefixime with food. In fact, it is advisable to take cefixime along with meals, or within half an hour of having a meal.

Storage and disposal of Mahacef 1gm Inj

Mahacef 1gm Inj should be stored at room temperature, and kept away from moisture, sunlight and heat.

Dosage of Mahacef 1gm Inj


Overdose can lead to nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhoea. If this happens, seek medical care immediately.
If you missed a dose of Mahacef 1gm Inj take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the regular Mahacef 1gm Inj dosage schedule. Do not take an extra dose to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What information should I pass on to my healthcare provider before taking Mahacef 1gm Inj?

  • Give detailed information about your medical and surgical history.
  • Inform your physician if you have any liver or kidney disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, lactating or planning a pregnancy.

Q: Are there any specific instructions for the storage of this medicine?

A: Mahacef 1gm Inj should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, sunlight and heat.

Q: What will I experience after getting administered with Mahacef 1gm Inj?

A: You might experience soreness at the site of injection administration. If your doctor approves, you can take a pain-killer. Try moving your arm around to reduce the swelling and pain.

Q: Can I eat and drink before taking the /going for the Mahacef 1gm Inj injection/infusion?

A: Follow your doctor’s instructions on meal timings and fluid consumption before taking the injection.

Q: How will the doctor administer Mahacef 1gm Inj?

A: The doctor gives a shot into a vein or muscle.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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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