Ceftas 400mg Tablet 10'S

Bacterial Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET contains Cefixime which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory tract (bronchus, lungs), urinary tract, biliary tract and genital tract. It can also be used in the treatment of typhoid fever.

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, reproductive tract, eyes, ears, skin, soft tissue, or bones.

Take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy 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.

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET is suitable for use both in adults and in children aged 10 years or older. However, consult your doctor for advice before taking it. Before taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET inform your doctor if you have any stomach problems or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET as a precaution.

The most common side effects of taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and bloating. Inform your doctor if they trouble you.

USES OF CEFTAS 400MG TABLET

It is used to treat various bacterial infections such as:

  • Ear infections (Ex. otitis media)
  • Sinus infections (such as sinusitis)
  • Throat infections (such as tonsillitis and pharyngitis)
  • Respiratory tract infections (such as bronchitis and pneumonia)
  • Urinary tract infections (such as cystitis and kidney infections)
  • Genital tract infections (such as gonorrhoea)
  • Stomach and biliary tract infections (such as cholecystitis)
  • Typhoid fever

HOW CEFTAS 400MG TABLET WORKS

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET is a powerful antibiotic with bacteriostatic properties. It kills the susceptible bacteria by blocking the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Unlike other cephalosporins, it can also remain unaffected by the toxic proteins produced by the bacteria (such as beta lactamases). Collectively, these actions destroy the susceptible bacteria, prevent their further growth and multiplication and reduce the severity of the infection.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET as advised by your physician. It can be taken with or without food.

For Tablet, Capsule: Swallow CEFTAS 400MG TABLET with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

For Dispersible Tablet: Disperse the medicine in the specified quantity of water as mentioned in the label. Consume the medicine immediately after reconstitution.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of the infection.

Do not stop taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET once your symptoms subside. It is important to take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve control over the infection.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFTAS 400MG TABLET

COMMON

  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain, indigestion, diarrhea or wind
  • headache, dizziness
  • itchiness of the genital (or vaginal) areas

RARE

Stop taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of severe allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • severe skin reactions (such as widespread skin rash, blistering, peeling or bleeding on any part of the skin with fever, chills, enlarged lymph nodes and malaise or pink or reddish skin lesions on palms or soles)
  • unusual bleeding or bruising, bleeding from the nose or gums with pale skin, tiredness, chills and shortness of breath
  • bloody urine or difficulties in urination
  • signs of brain damage (such as fits with or without confusion, lack of alertness and unusual muscle movements)
  • signs of stomach damage causing severe uncontrollable watery diarrhoea, feeling weak and fever

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience severe nausea and vomiting.

Diarrhoea:

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.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET should be used with caution among breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by CEFTAS 400MG TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier.

KIDNEY

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET if you are allergic to Cefixime or to any other cephalosporin antibiotics including penicillins.

OTHERS

Before taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET inform your doctor if you:

  • have ever had colitis (inflammation of the colon)
  • are going to have any blood or urine test in the upcoming days

Use in paediatrics:

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET can be used in children and adolescents aged 10 years or older if prescribed by the physician. However, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET should be used with caution in the elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • warfarin (a medicine used for blood thinning)
  • carbamazepine (a medicine used for epilepsy)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more CEFTAS 400MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Cefixime

Pharmacological Category :  

Cephalosporin Antibiotics

Therapeutic Indication :  

Bacterial infections

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Capsule, Dispersible tablet, Drops, Dry Syrup, Oral Suspension

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep CEFTAS 400MG TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store CEFTAS 400MG TABLET at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT CEFTAS 400MG TABLET

What is the use of CEFTAS 400MG TABLET?

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET is used to treat bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory tract (bronchus, lungs), urinary tract, biliary tract and genital tract. It can also be used in the treatment of typhoid fever.

How CEFTAS 400MG TABLET works in my body?

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET is a powerful antibiotic with bacteriostatic properties. It kills the susceptible bacteria by blocking the bacterial cell wall synthesis. Unlike other cephalosporins, it can also remain unaffected by the toxic proteins produced by the bacteria (such as beta lactamases). Collectively, these actions destroy the susceptible bacteria, prevent their further growth and multiplication and reduce the severity of the infection.

Can CEFTAS 400MG TABLET be used in patients with kidney problems?

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

How should I take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET?

Take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET as advised by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. For dispersible tablets, disperse the medicine in the specified quantity of water as mentioned in the label. Consume the medicine immediately after reconstitution.

For how long should I take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET?

Take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET for the stipulated duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip the medicine or stop taking it on your own as it can cause the infection to reappear.

Can CEFTAS 400MG TABLET be given to pregnant women?

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking it.

What precautions should I follow while taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET?

Before taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET inform your doctor if you have stomach or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Regularly visit your doctor for check-up and perform all medical tests recommended by your doctor without fail. Take CEFTAS 400MG TABLET for the stipulated duration recommended by your doctor to achieve better results. Failing to do so may cause the symptom to re-occur.

What are the common side effects of taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET?

The most common side effects of taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and bloating. Inform your doctor if they trouble you.

Can I stop taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET once my symptoms subside?

Do not stop taking CEFTAS 400MG TABLET once your symptoms subside. It is important to take the full course of CEFTAS 400MG TABLET 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 CEFTAS 400MG TABLET cause diarrhea?

CEFTAS 400MG TABLET 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 should I do if I forgot to take a dose of CEFTAS 400MG TABLET?

If you forgot to take a dose of CEFTAS 400MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose to compensate the forgotten dose.

REFERENCES

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    CEFIXIME 400 mg
    Hsn Code
    30042019
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Ceftas 400mg Tablet 10'S

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