FAQs ABOUT ALTACEF 500MG TABLET
What is ALTACEF 500MG TABLET used for?
ALTACEF 500MG TABLET contains cefuroxime, which is used to treat lower, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, gynaecological infection, skin or soft tissue infection.
Is ALTACEF 500MG TABLET same as penicillin?
No, ALTACEF 500MG TABLET belongs to the second-generation class of cephalosporins, it is active against numerous gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including several with resistance to other antibiotics such as penicillin. Consult your doctor before taking ALTACEF 500MG TABLET.
If I start feeling well, can I skip the dose of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET?
No. You should complete the full course of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. It is important that ALTACEF 500MG TABLET be taken at the right dose and for the right duration given. Otherwise, the symptoms can prevail and sometimes worsen. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
What will happen if I accidentally take overdosage of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET?
If you have accidentally overdosed on ALTACEF 500MG TABLET, you may suffer from a neurologic disorder, such as seizures (fits). Consult a doctor immediately and go to the nearby hospital.
Will ALTACEF 500MG TABLET affect the contraceptive pill that is taken?
Yes. ALTACEF 500MG TABLET may interact with birth control pills and lowers its efficiency. So, you should tell your doctor if you are using any birth control pills. Your doctor could suggest an alternative contraceptive barrier to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
In what condition ALTACEF 500MG TABLET should be avoided?
ALTACEF 500MG TABLET should not be taken if you have a history of serious anaphylactic reaction to cefuroxime or any other cephalosporin antibiotics or if you have a history of cephalosporin-induced haemolytic anaemia. Consult your doctor before taking ALTACEF 500MG TABLET.