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Mahacef 500mg Inj

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Ceftriaxone(500.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Mahacef 500mg Inj is an antibiotic, belonging to the class of cephalosporins, which is orally active against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms (mostly bacteria).

Uses of Mahacef 500mg Inj

Mahacef 500mg Inj uses include the treatment for different acute bacterial infections affecting organs such as the ear along with the infections of upper and lower respiratory tracts.

Contraindications of Mahacef 500mg Inj

It is advisable to avoid Mahacef 500mg Inj if you are allergic to it or any other antibiotics belonging to the cephalosporin type like penicillins.

Side effects of Mahacef 500mg Inj

Mahacef 500mg Inj side effects include: abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, itching sensation or allergic rash and headache.

Precautions and Warnings of Mahacef 500mg Inj


Can I take Mahacef 500mg Inj during pregnancy?
It is better to ask your physician before taking this medicine to measure the risk–benefit ratio.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Mahacef 500mg Inj while breastfeeding?
There is no sufficient information available to support the passage of Mahacef 500mg Inj in breast milk.


Can I drive if I have taken Mahacef 500mg Inj?
This medicine has chances of causing reduced alertness or dizziness, involuntary muscle movements, confusion, seizures. Avoid any work that requires concentration or coordination.


Can I consume alcohol with Mahacef 500mg Inj?
Much data are not available for its effect with alcohol intake.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
If you have to undergo any medical tests, do inform your physician about the usage of this medicine.

Mode of Action of Mahacef 500mg Inj

It mainly acts by preventing the growth of bacteria and further killing them.

Directions for Use of Mahacef 500mg Inj

It is always better to take this medicine as per your physician's advise. Take plenty of water to rehydrate. Take this medicine as per the course is given to you. Do confirm its usage with your pharmacist. Do not alter the dose or miss it if the drug makes you feel better before the prescribed duration.
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Interactions of Mahacef 500mg Inj

Interactions with other medicines

Antacids can result in the reduced absorption of Mahacef 500mg Inj when both of them are administered together. Caution must be exercised when Mahacef 500mg Inj is used during the anticoagulant therapy since it can increase the blood clotting time irrespective of the occurrence of bleeding. Increased levels of carbamazepine occurs when given to a large population while using it with Mahacef 500mg Inj.
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Interactions with food items

There are no evidence-based reports on its interaction with food, and it is mostly advised to consume it with meals.

Storage and disposal of Mahacef 500mg Inj

It is advisable to keep this medicine away from children. Store at a temperature below 25°C, isolated from moisture and light. Do not use it beyond the stated expiry of the product. Discard the expired product as per the instructions which are given by your pharmacists.
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Dosage of Mahacef 500mg Inj


Taking more than required doses may result in symptoms such as vomiting, increased abdominal disturbances, severe headache which needs to be corrected by immediate medical attention.
If anytime you happen to miss a dose, do not panic. Take the missed dose as and when you recall it. If it is time to administer the next treatment dose, then skip the missed one and continue with the regular dose plan. Avoid taking double dose next time, when you lose a single dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is there any specific dietary instruction that I need to follow while taking Mahacef 500mg Inj?

A: There are no special instructions regarding diet while its administration, unless instructed.

Q: What are the known adverse reactions of Mahacef 500mg Inj?

  • Usually, most of the individuals are able tolerate its administration or intravenous administration. Adverse reactions are established from clinical trials for patients with: diarrhoea, dyspepsia, anaphylactic reaction or jaundice.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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