Supacef 1.5gm Inj
10ml Dry Vial
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Supacef 1.5gm Inj is an antibiotic medicine used for severe bacterial infections. It contains Cefuroxime, which belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotic medicine. It works by inhibiting the cell wall synthesis of bacteria, which ultimately results in the death of bacteria. Supacef 1.5gm Inj is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as infection of the respiratory tract, soft tissue, urinary tract, ears, nose, and throat. This medicine will be given as an injection by a doctor or nurse in the hospital; do not self inject as this may be harmful to you.
Uses of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
Supacef 1.5gm Inj is used to treat respiratory tract infections, soft tissue infections, and infections of the urinary tract, ears, nose, and throat.
Contraindications of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
- If you are allergic to Cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have a history of a severe allergic reaction to Penicillin, Monobactams, Carbapenems, or other Beta-Lactam antibiotics
Side effects of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
- Stomach pain
- Increased chances of fungal infections
- Raised liver enzyme or white blood cells
- Injection site inflammation that forms clot or block in the vein
Precautions and Warnings of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
Can I take Supacef 1.5gm Inj during pregnancy?
The effect of this medicine on the fetus is not known. Do not start this medication if you are pregnant.
Can I take Supacef 1.5gm Inj while breastfeeding?
- Cefuroxime passes into breast milk in small quantities. Consume only if prescribed by your physician. Watch for diarrhoea in the breastfed baby.
Can I drive if I have taken Supacef 1.5gm Inj?
It may cause dizziness. Hence caution is advised during driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Supacef 1.5gm Inj?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Supacef 1.5gm Inj.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience continuous diarrhoea. Immediately stop taking it and report to the hospital
- You experience difficulty in breathing, rashes, swelling of the face or mouth after taking this medicine
- You develop a rash with blisters and peeling of skin
- You have kidney disease
- You develop white patches in your mouth
Mode of Action of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
How Does It Work?
Supacef 1.5gm Inj works by stopping bacterial cell wall synthesis; the absence of bacterial cell wall results in the death of bacteria.
Directions for Use of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
- Supacef 1.5gm Inj will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection
- Do not self inject this medicine
Interactions of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
Interactions with other medicines
- Do not take this medicine along with your acidity medicines.
- It can cause the failure of contraceptive pills (OC pills). If you are taking the contraceptive pill while you are being treated with this medicine, you also need to use a barrier method of contraception (such as condoms).read less
- Medicines used to treat gout such as Probenecid) and medicines used to thin your blood, such as warfarin, should be used cautiously while treatment on Supacef 1.5gm Inj.
Storage and disposal of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
- Store below 25°C, Protect if from direct sunlight
- Keep it out of the reach of children
Dosage of Supacef 1.5gm Inj
Your doctor or nurse will give this injection; therefore, the chances of underdose or overdose are less likely. However, overdose symptoms may include damage to the brain, fits.
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse on when the medicine 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 dose, inform them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I am allergic to Amoxicillin. Can I take this medicine?
- No, if you have an allergy to Amoxicillin, never take this medicine as it can result in an allergic reaction
- Always inform your doctor about your allergies
Q: Can I stop taking Supacef 1.5gm Inj before the prescribed duration?
A: No, you must finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication can make the infection harder to treat.
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Last Updated on: 15 Oct 2020 | 05:31 AM (IST)
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