FAQs ABOUT COVATIL 500 TABLET
What is COVATIL 500 TABLET used for?
COVATIL 500 TABLET contains cefuroxime, which is used to treat lower, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, gynaecological infection, skin or soft tissue infection.
Is COVATIL 500 TABLET same as penicillin?
No, COVATIL 500 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 COVATIL 500 TABLET.
If I start feeling well, can I skip the dose of COVATIL 500 TABLET?
No. You should complete the full course of COVATIL 500 TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. It is important that COVATIL 500 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 COVATIL 500 TABLET?
If you have accidentally overdosed on COVATIL 500 TABLET, you may suffer from a neurologic disorder, such as seizures (fits). Consult a doctor immediately and go to the nearby hospital.
Will COVATIL 500 TABLET affect the contraceptive pill that is taken?
Yes. COVATIL 500 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 COVATIL 500 TABLET should be avoided?
COVATIL 500 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 COVATIL 500 TABLET.