Mahacef 250mg Inj
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Mahacef 250mg Inj is an antibiotic, which is used to treat conditions arising from bacterial infections.
Uses of Mahacef 250mg Inj
Mahacef 250mg Inj uses include in the treatment of bacterial meningitis, infections in skin, urinary tract along with bones and joints, pneumonia and gonorrhoea.
Contraindications of Mahacef 250mg Inj
Mahacef 250mg Inj should not be used with a calcium-based intravenous injection. Individuals allergic to cefixime should inform the doctor about their condition.
Side effects of Mahacef 250mg Inj
- Mahacef 250mg Inj side effects include: Hypoglycemia.
- Swelling of face, limbs, lips and eyelids.
- Problem in breathing.
- Painful urination.
- Muscular pain and brittle bones.
- Disorder of tooth.
- Fluctuating heartbeat.
Precautions and Warnings of Mahacef 250mg Inj
Can I take Mahacef 250mg Inj during pregnancy?
No, the medication is not rendered safe for the developing foetus.
Can I take Mahacef 250mg Inj while breastfeeding?
It is not advised as the risk of an adverse effect is high on a developing infant, a consultation is necessary from a doctor if the need for prescribing cefixime or cefixime-based medication is absolutely important.
Can I drive if I have taken Mahacef 250mg Inj?
Mahacef 250mg Inj side effects include confusion and numbness, which can be important factors for an individual who is required to drive or operate a tool, so it is advised to only go out to drive if these effects have passed or these effects are no longer observed for a considerable period after its administration.
Can I consume alcohol with Mahacef 250mg Inj?
There are no complications with alcohol; however, it is advised to consult a doctor first before consuming alcohol before or after the injection.
Mode of Action of Mahacef 250mg Inj
Mahacef 250mg Inj belongs to the class of Cephalosporin antibiotics, which work against the bacterial cells by inhibiting their mucopeptide synthesis, thereby, resulting in stopping the growth of bacteria and ultimately destroying it.
Directions for Use of Mahacef 250mg Inj
Mahacef 250mg Inj comes in the form of powder which is mixed with a liquid and injected intravenously or sometimes directly into a muscle. Mahacef 250mg Inj dosage varies from a single dose to a dose spread over a period of time.
Interactions of Mahacef 250mg Inj
Interactions with other medicines
Individuals on medication of liver or kidney diseases should not use the drug as it may hamper the working of the already prescribed medication and, in turn, cause severe side effects. Digestive problems are also to be accounted for before prescribing the medication as antacids are known to negate its effects.
Interactions with food items
It is mostly advised to take the injection on an empty stomach; however, there are no complications reported with any food items.
Other general Interactions
It is deemed as harmful for a growing foetus and is advised against the use for a pregnant woman. Breastfeeding is also to be paused if the mother is on prescription for cefixime or cefixime-based medication.
Storage and disposal of Mahacef 250mg Inj
The injection or the powdered solution is to be stored in a cool place away from any source of direct sunlight.
Dosage of Mahacef 250mg Inj
An overdose might result in worsening conditions and heightened side effects. The administration of this medicine is mostly done in a hospital and under the supervision of a doctor which makes it very less likely to cause an overdose.
The medication of Mahacef 250mg Inj is administered when the individual is at the hospital due to some specified illness, attended by patients. It is unlikely for anyone to miss a dosage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Mahacef 250mg Inj safe during the first trimester?
A: Mahacef 250mg Inj composition includes cefixime which is harmful for the developing foetus at any stage of pregnancy. The medicine should only be injected under the supervision of a doctor, if necessary.
Q: How is Mahacef 250mg Inj stored?
A: The drug should be stored in a cool place which is away from direct sunlight.
Q: What is the onset time for the drug?
A: Since the medicine is injected intravenously, the effects are visible almost immediately.
Q: At an interval of how many hours can the dosage by repeated?
A: The administration of the drug is done on different time scales, it can be injected at once, hourly or over a course of 4–14 days.
Q: What other precautions are to be kept in mind during the administration of Mahacef 250mg Inj?
A: Any kind of calcium-based intravenous injections should not be administered for at least a day after getting a cefixime-based shot.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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