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Monocef 250mg Inj

250mg Powder For Injection in Vial
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Ceftriaxone(250.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Antibiotic (cephalosporins)

Medical Description

Monocef 250mg Inj is an antibiotic medicine which belongs to the classification of medicines known as cephalosporins. Monocef 250mg Inj is used for the treatment of bacterial infections.

Uses of Monocef 250mg Inj

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

Contraindications of Monocef 250mg Inj

  • Allergic to this medication or other similar medicines
  • Premature babies

Side effects of Monocef 250mg Inj

  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Rash
  • Hives
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Swelling of face, lips, and throat
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Dark urine
  • Pain at the site of injection

Precautions and Warnings of Monocef 250mg Inj


Can I be administered with Monocef 250mg Inj during pregnancy?
This medicine is probably safe during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details on the same.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Monocef 250mg Inj while breastfeeding?
This medicine passes into breast milk in low quantities and is probably safe while breastfeeding. Occasional diarrhoea may occur.


Can I drive if I have been taken Monocef 250mg Inj?
Do not drive or operate tools and machines, as it is known to cause confusion, feeling less alert or dizziness.


Can I consume alcohol after being injected with Monocef 250mg Inj?
There are no known interactions of this medicine with alcoholic beverages.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Take precaution while using this medicine for children. Kindly avoid starting, altering or stopping this medicine unless told by your doctor. Recommendation of this medicine to anyone is strictly prohibited. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's prescription. Follow up with your doctor is necessary once you complete your course.
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Mode of Action of Monocef 250mg Inj

How Does It Work?

The composition of Monocef 250mg Inj fights against a wide range of bacterial infections by killing the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Monocef 250mg Inj

  • This medication is a vial of solution for the use and purpose of injections
  • This medicine is not for self-medication practices
  • The use of this medicine is strictly restricted to medical practitioners
  • This medicine is for external use only
  • Consumption of this medicine is hazardous to health and life

Interactions of Monocef 250mg 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 are no known interactions of Monocef 250mg Inj used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

Other general Interactions

  • Liver disorders
  • Kidney disorders
  • Gallbladder or kidney stones

Storage and disposal of Monocef 250mg Inj

  • Store this medication away from the reach of children
  • Kindly avoid using this medicine beyond the date of expiry. This medicine needs to be stored in a closed container. Keep this medicine in a cool and dry place. There are no special storage conditions required for this medicine. Kindly follow medical waste management instructions when disposing of this medicine.
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Dosage of Monocef 250mg Inj


The dosage of Monocef 250mg Inj should only be prescribed by medical professionals who are licensed to administer it; hence, it is highly impossible to be overdosed. Nevertheless, an overdose of Monocef 250mg Inj may lead to side effects associated with the medication, in such cases get immediate medical help.
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Missed a Dose

The usage of this medicine is restricted to medical professionals; hence, it is highly unlikely that a dose will be missed. In the case of a missed dose, kindly consult your medical healthcare provider for more details.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before being administered this medicine?

A: It is advisable to inform your complete medical history along with the history of heart, kidney and liver diseases. Also inform about all prescription, non-prescription, and herbal medications.

Q: Can I take this medicine for viral infections?

A: This medicine is for the treatment of bacterial infection only. Do not use it for any other conditions. Consult your doctor for more information.

Q: What should I do in the event of severe side effects?

A: Do not take other medications for the treatment Monocef 250mg Inj side effects. Kindly stop the administration of this medication and consult your doctor.

Q: What should I do if the medicine is frozen?

A: Kindly thaw the medicine at room temperature and do not use any kind of external heat.

Q: Can this medicine be self-medicated?

A: This medicine is not for self-medicative purpose. It is for the use of medical professionals.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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