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Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

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By WOCKHARDT LIMITED

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molecules
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Ceftriaxone + Sulbactam
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Powercef Xp 375mg Inj contains a combination of Ceftriaxone and Sulbactam, a higher antibiotic.
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
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uses

Uses of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

  • It is used for severe and serious infections like urinary tract infection, respiratory tract infections, septicaemia, brain infection and infections caused by bacteria that do not respond to other ant...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

  • If you are allergic to Ceftriaxone, Sulbactam or any of the ingredient of this medicine
  • If you are allergic to Cephalosporins, Penicillins, Monobactams and Carbapenems
  • Should not be given to premature babies
  • If a newborn has jaundice or is on calcium injection treatment
  • If a newborn is suffering from increased bilirubin (liver enzyme) in blood
sideEffects

Side effects of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Loose stools
  • Flushing
  • Rash and severe skin allergies
  • Bleeding
  • Itching and pain at the injection site
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Decrease in white blood cells and red blood cells
  • Increased number of eosinophils (Eosinophilia)
  • Increased creatinine levels in blood
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Powercef Xp 375mg Inj during pregnancy?
A:
  • The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not known, it must be used if prescribed by your doctor
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning a baby
  • Your doctor will give you this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Powercef Xp 375mg Inj while breastfeeding?
A:
  • This medicine passes in human milk in low amounts
  • The baby should be monitored for antibiotic-related side effects like diarrhoea or fungal infection of mouth
  • Your doctor will decide if this medicine should be discontinued when you are breastfeeding, only after assessing the benefit over risks
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Powercef Xp 375mg Inj?
A:
You may feel dizzy after taking this injection. Therefore, be cautious or avoid driving after taking this injection.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Powercef Xp 375mg Inj?
A:
No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol may worsen the side effect like dizziness. It is advisable to avoid alcohol after getting injected.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of allergy after taking this antibiotic
  • You have developed diarrhea after taking this medicine, immediately stop this medicine and inform your doctor
  • You have serious liver and kidney disease
  • You are suffering from gall bladder disease
  • You are suffering from anaemia
  • You are suffering from disease of bowel inflammation (Colitis)
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

How Does It Work?

  • Powercef Xp 375mg Inj acts by killing the bacteria responsible for infections
  • However, bacteria make an enzyme (beta-lactamases) which can destroy Ceftriaxone
  • Sulbactam inactivates this enzyme and hence helps Ceftriaxone to function optimally
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

This medicine will be given in a hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection. Do not self inject this medicine.
interactions

Interactions of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

Interactions with other medicines

There is no information available on the interaction of this combination with other drugs. However, as this medicine contains Sulbactam & Ceftriaxone, any interactions seen with these two components w...
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storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

  • Store this medicine below 25°C
  • Protect it from light
  • Keep it out of the reach of children
  • Any unused portion should not be stored and should be discarded properly
dosage

Dosage of Powercef Xp 375mg Inj

Overdose

  • Your doctor or nurse will give this injection. Therefore it is less likely you shall receive more of this medicine
  • However, if you experience any side effects after taking this injection, inform your doctor as soon as possible

Missed a Dose

You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse on when the injection should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Any precautions do I need to take before taking Powercef Xp 375mg Inj?

A: You need to inform your doctor if you have any allergy to any other antibiotic or specific allergen.

Q: For how long do I need to take this medicine?

A: You are supposed to complete the prescribed duration of antibiotics by your doctor. Otherwise, there is a possibility of reoccurrence of the infection.

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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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