Cefadrox Kid 250mg Tablet 10'S

Bacterial Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET contains Cefadroxil which belongs to the group of medicines called Cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used in children to treat bacterial infections of the throat and upper part of the respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues, and the urinary tract. A bacterial infection can be defined as a proliferation of various harmful strains of bacteria in the body. They can affect any part(s) of the body including the respiratory tract, urinary tract, eyes, ears, skin, soft tissue, or bones.

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET must be taken with meals to avoid unwanted gastrointestinal side effects. Your doctor will decide the suitable dose for your child depending upon their age, body weight and severity of the infection.

Make sure that your child does not miss a dose of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET, as it may lead to growth of harmful bacteria within their body which cannot be further controlled by CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET.

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET should not be used if your child is allergic to penicillin antibiotics (such as amoxicillin, ampicillin) or has severe kidney impairment. It is also important to inform your doctor if your child is going to undergo any blood test or urine test while undergoing therapy with CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET.

The most common side effects of taking CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET are nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea. These side effects may probably reduce if CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET is taken along with meals. However, consult your doctor if any of these side effect bothers your child.

USES OF CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET

It is indicated for the treatment of the following bacterial infections in young children (who weigh less than 40 kg):

  • throat infections (such as pharyngitis and tonsillitis)
  • respiratory infections (such as pneumonia)
  • urinary tract infections (such as cystitis or pyelonephritis)
  • skin and soft tissue infections (such as abscesses, furunculosis, impetigo, erysipelas, pyoderma, lymphadenitis)

HOW CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET WORKS

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET kills harmful bacteria where cefadroxil binds to the bacterial cell and interferes with the formation of bacterial cell wall. As a result, it weakens the bacterial cells and causing lysis of the bacteria.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Disperse the medicine in boiled and cool water immediately before consumption. CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET must be taken with meals to avoid unwanted gastrointestinal side effects. Your doctor will decide the suitable dose and duration of therapy for your child depending upon their age, body weight and severity of infection.

It is important to take the full course of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET without any interruption. Therefore, make sure that your child does not miss a dose of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET, as it may lead to growth of harmful bacteria within their body which cannot be further controlled by CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET.

 

SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET

COMMON

  • nausea, vomiting
  • diarrhoea, indigestion, stomach pain
  • skin rash with itching
  • swollen sore tongue

UNCOMMON

  • vaginal fungal infections or ‘thrush’

RARE

  • unexplained bruising or bleeding, which may be due to reduced platelets
  • fever, feeling weak, generally unwell, muscle pain with or without swollen glands (serum sickness)
  • joint pain

Contact your doctor immediately if your child experiences any of the following side effects:

  • signs of infections (such as fever, general weakness, sore throat or mouth and problems in passing urine)
  • severe allergic reaction (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, tongue or pharynx, difficulty to swallow or breathe and chest tightness)
  • signs of kidney problems (such as bloody or cloudy urine, scanty or no urine accompanied with lower back pain)
  • inflammation of the colon (colitis) with bloody diarrhea
  • severe skin reactions causing blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes, and genitals
  • signs of low RBC count (such as yellow or pale skin, weakness, or breathlessness)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhea

Make sure that your child drinks plenty to fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep themselves hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not self-treat diarrhea on your own. Consult your doctor if your child experience severe diarrhea with blood stains.

Nausea And Vomiting

Make sure that your child takes CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET with or just after meals. Eating a simple meal can be beneficial. Avoid giving them oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if nausea worsens in your child.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET may make your child feel dizzy. Therefore, do not let your child to ride bicycle on their own or play with heavy objects. Keep them away from playing outdoors as well.

KIDNEY

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children who have severe kidney problems, It should be used with caution in those undergoing dialysis. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET should be used with caution if your child has any liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Talk to your doctor if your child is allergic to Cefadroxil or to any other penicillin antibiotics (Ex. amoxicillin).

OTHERS

Before using CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET in children, inform your doctor if they:

  • are going to have any blood test (such as Coombs test) or urine test
  • have a history of stomach problems

Use in pediatrics:

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET should be used with caution in infants, children, and adolescents (below 18 years). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET is intended for use only in the children.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Inform your doctor if your child is taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • medicines used for blood thinning (Ex. heparin and warfarin)
  • medicines used to treat gout (Ex. probenecid)
  • medicines used to lower elevated blood cholesterol levels (Ex. cholestyramine)
  • antibiotics used to treat bacterial infection (Ex. erythromycin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, chloramphenicol, polymyxin B, vancomycin, colistin, gentamicin)
  • diuretics (used to increase urine output) Ex. furosemide

Overdosage:

If your child accidentally took more CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdosage might include allergic reaction causing dizziness or breathing difficulties, low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin eruptions or muscular contractions.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Cefadroxil
Pharmacological Category :   Cephalosporins
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial infections           
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Drops, Dispersible tablet, Oral Drops, Syrup, Suspension, Dry Syrup and Dry Suspension

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET at room temperature
  • Consume the medicine immediately after dispersion

FAQs ABOUT CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET

Q: What is CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET used for?

A: CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET is an antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the throat and upper part of the respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues, and the urinary tract.

Q: When should I take CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET?

A: CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET is taken preferably after meals. If you are confused or doubtful regarding the use of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET consult your doctor for advice.

Q: What kind of infections that CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET can treat?

A: CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It kills harmful bacteria by binding to the bacterial cell and by interfering with cell wall synthesis. It can treat bacterial infections of the throat and upper part of the respiratory tract, skin and soft tissues, and the urinary tract.

Q: Who should not take CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET?

A: CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET should not be used if your child is allergic to penicillin antibiotics (such as amoxicillin, ampicillin) or has severe kidney impairment. It should be used with caution in children with liver problems.

Q: Is CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET a steroid?

A: No. CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET is an antibiotic and not a steroid medicine.

Q: Can CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET treat viral infections?

A: No. CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET cannot treat viral infections. It treats only bacterial infections of upper respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin infections. It acts by killing the susceptible bacteria which are responsible for causing infections, and therefore not effective against any viral infections.

Q: Can CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET cause diarrhea?

A: Yes. CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET may cause diarrhea in some children. Make sure that your child drinks plenty to fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep themselves hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not self-treat diarrhea on your own. Consult your doctor if your child experience severe diarrhea with blood stains.

Q: Can CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET cause fever?

A: CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET may rarely cause a mild fever in some children. However, if your child experiences heavy fever accompanied with general weakness, sore throat or mouth and problems in passing urine consult your doctor immediately.

Q: Can I stop giving CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET to my child once the symptoms subside?

A: No. It is important to take the full course of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET without any interruption. Therefore, make sure that your child does not miss a dose of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET, as it may lead to growth of harmful bacteria within their body which cannot be further controlled by CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET.

Q: Will taking a higher dose of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET be more effective?

A: No. Taking a higher dose of CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET can do more harm rather than being beneficial. Always take the dose prescribed by your physician. Your doctor will decide the suitable dose for your child depending upon their age, body weight and severity of the infection. Taking a high dose of this medicine, may cause growth of harmful bacteria within their body which cannot be further controlled by CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET. It may also cause unwanted side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness or breathing difficulties and low blood pressure.

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A: Take CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Disperse the medicine in boiled and cool water immediately before consumption. CEFADROX KID 250MG TABLET must be taken with meals to avoid unwanted gastrointestinal side effects. Your doctor will decide the suitable dose and duration of therapy for your child depending upon their age, body weight and severity of infection.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antimicrobial drugs. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 726.

2. Keith Kleinman MD, in Harriet Lane Handbook. Cefadroxil. ScienceDirect.com. 2021. [Accessed on 14th June 2022] https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/cefadroxil

3. TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD. DROXYL DT (Cefadroxil 125 and 250 mg Disintegrating Tablet). [Revised in May 2013]. [Accessed on 14th June 2022] https://www.torrentian.com/pisheet/Upload/PI_Sheet/24.pdf

4. Cipla Ltd. CEFADUR Tablet (Cefadroxil). Ciplamed.com. [Revised in December 2013] [Accessed on 11th May 2022] https://www.ciplamed.com/content/cefadur-tablet

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Peripheral Smear Examination
  • Kidney Function Test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Shelf Life
    24 months
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    CEFADROXIL 250MG
    Hsn Code
    30042070
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Cefadrox Kid 250mg Tablet 10'S

Cefadrox Kid 250mg Tablet 10'S Mkt: Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

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