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Monocef 125mg Vial Of 0.125gm Powder For Injection

0.125g Powder For Injection in Dry Vial
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Ceftriaxone(125.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

The composition of Monocef 125mg Inj is Ceftriaxone, which is an antibiotic. It is used to fight bacterial infections.

Uses of Monocef 125mg Inj

  • Pneumonia
  • Skin infections
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Meningitis
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Infection of the stomach and intestine
  • Before surgery to prevent infections

Contraindications of Monocef 125mg Inj

  • If you are allergic to ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, cefprozil, cefdinir, penicillin or other antibiotics
  • It should not be given to premature babies

Side effects of Monocef 125mg Inj

  • Decrease in white blood cells or platelets
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash
  • Fever, chills, rash, hives, breathing difficulty, swelling over your face, lips and throat
  • Dark urine, pale or yellow skin
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Pain at the injection site

Precautions and Warnings of Monocef 125mg Inj


Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine is probably safe and can be use during pregnancy only if prescribed by your physician.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine passes into human milk in low quantities. It is probably safe to breast feed but watch for diarrhoea in the baby.


Can I drive if I have taken Monocef 125mg Inj?
This medicine can cause side effects like confusion, feeling less alert or dizziness. If you experience any of these, you should not drive.


Can I consume alcohol if I have taken Monocef 125mg Inj?
There is no known interaction of alcohol with this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Complete the course of the antibiotic even if you are feeling better after a few doses
  • Not completing the course of antibiotic can lead to resistance
  • If you get persistent diarrhoea, you should immediately inform your doctor
  • Never use ceftriaxone in a premature baby or a new born baby who has jaundice. The injection can be dangerous in a new born baby when given along with medicine that contains calcium
  • If you have liver or kidney problems or stones in your gall bladder or kidney

Mode of Action of Monocef 125mg Inj

How Does It Work?

Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic that is used to fight a wide range of bacterial infections by killing bacteria.

Directions for Use of Monocef 125mg Inj

This medication is given into a muscle or vein usually once or twice daily as directed by your doctor. The dosage of Monocef 125mg Inj is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Yo
u should drink plenty of fluids while using this medication unless your doctor directs you otherwise.
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Interactions of Monocef 125mg Inj

Interactions with other medicines

  • Aminoglycosides
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Blood thinners (e.g. warfarin)
  • Over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal products

Interactions with food items

There has been no specific interaction is seen with food & this medicine.

Other general Interactions

This medication should be used with caution in patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders, liver disease, seizure disorders and renal disease.

Storage and disposal of Monocef 125mg Inj

Store the unmixed powdered medicine at room temperature away from sunlight, heat and moisture. If the medicine is in frozen form, you should thaw it at room temperature or in a refrigerator. Do not th
aw in a microwave or boiling water and use it soon after thawing.
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Dosage of Monocef 125mg Inj


In the case of overdose of Monocef 125mg Inj, side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea can occur. Seek emergency medical attention immediately if you overdose. The injection is usually ad
ministered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinical setting; thus, the likelihood of overdose is very low.
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Missed a Dose

Avoid skipping doses as this may increase you risk of developing infection that may be resistant to antibiotics. Take the medicine as soon as you remember it. You should not take an extra dose to co
mpensate for it. However, Monocef 125mg Inj injection is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in a clinical setting; thus, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should be discussed with the healthcare provider before starting this medicine?

A: You must inform your doctor if you are suffering from any heart, kidney, liver diseases, stomach or intestinal problems such as colitis, gall bladder disease or diabetes. Also, you should inform your doctor about all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication; especially, blood thinners or medicines that you have allergy to.

Q: Can I get injection site reaction with Monocef 125mg Inj?

A: If any of the side effects such as pruritus, rash, redness, pain or swelling at the injection site occurs and persist or worsen, you should inform your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Q: What special dietary instructions should I follow?

A: Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you should continue your normal diet.

Q: Is ceftriaxone safe in liver disease?

A: Ceftriaxone is eliminated by the kidneys, liver and bile system. At usual dosages, adjustments are generally not necessary for impairment of any of these systems.

Q: How long does Monocef 125mg Inj take to work?

A: The duration of treatment depends on type of infection and usually ranges from 4 to 14 days. Some infections require only one dose while others require treatment for several weeks. This medicine is injected into a vein or into a muscle by a health care professional under the supervision of your doctor.
Last Updated on: 09 Aug 2020 | 05:30 AM (IST)
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