FAQs ABOUT CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION
What is the use of CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION?
CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract (bronchus, lungs), urinary tract, genital tract, stomach, blood, brain or skin and soft tissues. It can also be used to treat fever in neutropenic patients.
How CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION works in my body?
CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION is a bactericidal agent. It kills the susceptible bacteria by blocking the bacterial cell wall synthesis that is essential for the bacterial cell to survive. This action destroys the susceptible bacteria, prevent their further growth and multiplication and reduce the severity of the infection.
Can CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION be used in patients with kidney problems?
CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.
How CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION is administered?
CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the vein (intravenously) or into the muscles (intramuscularly).
For how long should I take CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION?
Take CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION for the stipulated duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip the medicine or stop receiving it on your own as it may cause the infection to become severe.
Can CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION be given to pregnant women?
CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before receiving it.
What precautions should I follow while receiving CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION?
Before receiving CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION inform your doctor if you have a history of asthma or allergic conditions (such as hay fever). You must also inform your doctor if you have any kidney problems as a precaution. Talk to your before receiving CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the common side effects of receiving CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION?
The most common side effects of receiving CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anemia, pain and swelling at the site of injection, fungal infection in the mouth and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
Can I stop receiving CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION once my symptoms subside?
Do not stop receiving CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION once your symptoms subside. It is important to take the full course of CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION to achieve better results. Failing to complete the full course of the therapy or skipping doses in between the therapy may not result in adequate infection control. It may also cause your symptoms to reappear.
Can the use of CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION cause diarrhea?
CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION may cause diarrhea in some individuals. If you experience diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. If your diarrhea worsens contact your doctor immediately.
What kind of infections that CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION can treat?
CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION is an antibiotic. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It kills harmful bacteria by binding to the bacterial cell and interfering with cell wall synthesis. It can treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, genital tract, stomach, brain, blood and skin or soft tissues.
Is CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION a steroid?
No. CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION is an antibiotic and not a steroid medicine.
Can CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION treat viral infections?
No. CEFTAPIME 1GM INJECTION cannot treat viral infections. It treats only bacterial infections. It acts by killing the susceptible bacteria which are responsible for causing infections, and therefore not effective against any viral infections.