CEFUSET 250 Tablet 10's

Infection Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

CEFUSET 250 TABLET contains Cefuroxime which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used to treat serious bacterial infections such as middle ear infections (media otitis), throat infections (pharyngitis and tonsilitis), sinus (acute sinusitis), chest and lung infections (bronchitis and pneumonia), urinary tract infections, and serious skin infections (Ex. furuncles). CEFUSET 250 TABLET is also used to treat Lyme disease (an infection caused by the parasite called ticks).

Patients with a history of cephalosporin-associated haemolytic anaemia are not recommended to take CEFUSET 250 TABLET. Prolonged treatment with CEFUSET 250 TABLET can alter digestive flora, this could cause Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea.

Inform your doctor if you are giving blood samples for screening, before taking CEFUSET 250 TABLET, as it could cause a change in the results. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition.

Before taking CEFUSET 250 TABLET inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women. The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, dizziness, diarrhoea and feeling sick. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the above symptoms worsen.

USES OF CEFUSET 250 TABLET

Used to treat:

  • lower, upper respiratory tract infection
  • urinary tract infection
  • gynaecological infection
  • skin or soft tissue infection

HOW CEFUSET 250 TABLET WORKS

CEFUSET 250 TABLET contains cefuroxime which is a second-generation cephalosporin that interferes with the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall by binding to specific binding proteins located inside the bacterial cell wall. This leads to breaking down the cell wall of the bacteria and reducing its stability, thus causing cell damage, and eventually causing bacterial elimination.  

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take CEFUSET 250 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of infection.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFUSET 250 TABLET

COMMON

  • fungal infection
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick
  • stomach pain
  • increased type of white blood cells (eosinophilia)
  • increase in liver enzyme

UNCOMMON

  • skin rashes
  • increased number of blood platelets
  • decreased number of white blood cells
  • positive coombs test

RARE

Stop taking CEFUSET 250 TABLET and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects

  • severe allergic reaction having symptoms such as raised and itchy rash, swelling on face, mouth causing difficulty to breathe and swallow
  • skin rash with blisters and peeling of skin (signs of Steven-Johnson’s syndrome/ toxic epidermal neuralgia)
  • fungal infection such as thrush
  • severe diarrhoea with blood and mucus, stomach pain and fever
  • Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction having symptoms such as increased temperature (fever), chills, headache, muscle pain and skin rash  

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juices. Avoid taking any medicine on your own for treating diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if diarrhoea is persistent.

Headache: 

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids and apply a pain-relieving medicine/balm on the head if needed. Do not consume too much alcohol. Contact your doctor if you experience headache for long.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Try avoiding driving a car or bicycle or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much of alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if the dizziness is prolonged for a long time.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Consume food which are non-greasy and oily or try to have smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve with time. Contact your doctor immediately.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women and should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Hence consult your doctor before taking CEFUSET 250 TABLET.

BREASTFEEDING

CEFUSET 250 TABLET is generally not recommended for breastfeeding mothers, as it may pass through the breast milk to the baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy after taking CEFUSET 250 TABLET.

KIDNEY

CEFUSET 250 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with history of kidney problems and if needed dosage will be adjusted accordingly. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not take CEFUSET 250 TABLET if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Cefuroxime, cephalosporin, penicillin, monobactams, carbapenems or to any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

CEFUSET 250 TABLET is not recommended for use if you:

  • have cephalosporin-associated hemolytic anaemia

 Before taking CEFUSET 250 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are:

  • going to undergo blood sugar test or coombs test

Use in pediatrics:

Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Use in geriatrics:

CEFUSET 250 TABLET should be used with caution in elderly especially patients with renal impairment. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

 Before taking CEFUSET 250 TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • medicines used to treat bacterial infections such as penicillin antibiotics (Ex: streptomycin, neomycin, gentamycin)
  • medicines used to reduce acid in the stomach (Ex. antacids such as calcium carbonate)
  • medicines used as anticoagulants (Ex. warfarin)
  • medicines for contraception (Ex. ethinyl estradiol)
  • medicine used to treat gout (Ex. probenecid)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took too much of this medicine, consult your doctor immediately. Symptoms are neurological disorders such as seizures (fits).

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Cefuroxime

Pharmacological Category :  

Cephalosporin Antibiotics

Therapeutic Indication :  

Treats Bacterial infections

Dosage Forms :  

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

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT CEFUSET 250 TABLET

What is CEFUSET 250 TABLET used for?

CEFUSET 250 TABLET contains cefuroxime, which is used to treat lower, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, gynaecological infection, skin or soft tissue infection.

Is CEFUSET 250 TABLET same as penicillin?

No, CEFUSET 250 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 CEFUSET 250 TABLET.

If I start feeling well, can I skip the dose of CEFUSET 250 TABLET?

No. You should complete the full course of CEFUSET 250 TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. It is important that CEFUSET 250 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 CEFUSET 250 TABLET?

If you have accidentally overdosed on CEFUSET 250 TABLET, you may suffer from a neurologic disorder, such as seizures (fits). Consult a doctor immediately and go to the nearby hospital.

Will CEFUSET 250 TABLET affect the contraceptive pill that is taken?

Yes. CEFUSET 250 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 CEFUSET 250 TABLET should be avoided?

CEFUSET 250 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 CEFUSET 250 TABLET.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    CEFUROXIME 250 mg
    Hsn Code
    30042019
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