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INTRODUCTION

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION contains Cefuroxime which belongs to the group of medicines called Antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial infections such as lower respiratory tract infections, meningitis, septicemia, abdominal infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, ear, nose and throat infections, obstetric and gynecological infections, bone, joint infections and gonorrhea. FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION is also used to prevent infections, before and after surgery.

Tell your doctor before receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION if you have or had a history of kidney or liver diseases, fungal diseases or diarrhoea. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, inform your doctor before receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION. Inform your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cephalosporins, penicillin or any antibiotics before receiving the medicine.

Your doctor will administer the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION should be used with caution in elderly patients, consult your doctor before receiving the medicine. The most common side effect of receiving this medicine is pain at the injection site, swelling and redness. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the above symptoms worsen.

USES OF FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION

It is used to treat:

  • respiratory tract infections
  • urinary tract infections
  • ear, nose, throat infections
  • soft tissue infections

HOW FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION WORKS

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION 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

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or nurse by intramuscularly (into a muscle) or intravenously (into the vein). Your doctor will administer the correct dose for you depending upon your age, body weight and severity of infection.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION

COMMON

  • pain (injection site), swelling and redness along a vein
  • increase in liver enzyme
  • changes in white blood cells (neutropenia or eosinophilia)
  • low levels of red blood cells (anemia)
  • high temperature
  • sore throat

UNCOMMON

  • skin rashes, urticaria (itchy red wheals), pruritus (bumpy rash)
  • gastrointestinal disturbances
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • increase in bilirubin (a substance produced by the liver)
  • positive coomb’s test

RARE

Stop receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects

  • severe allergic reaction (raised and itchy rash, swelling on face, mouth causing difficulty to breath)
  • skin rash with blisters and peeling of skin (signs of Steven-Johnson’s syndrome/ toxic epidermal necrolysis)
  • skin rash with blisters looking like a small dark spot surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge
  • fungal infections
  • severe diarrhoea (Pseudomembranous colitis), causing severe diarrhoea, usually with blood and mucus, stomach pain, and fever

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY
Consult your doctor

The safety of FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION during pregnancy has not been clearly established. The use of this medicine in pregnant women requires that the potential benefit from the drug be weighed against the possible risk to the mother and fetus. Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

BREASTFEEDING
Use with Caution

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION should be used with caution during breastfeeding as it may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Use with Caution

Do not drive or operate heavy machines if you feel dizziness after receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION.

KIDNEY
Use with Caution

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney problems. Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

LIVER
Use with Caution

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver problems. Consult your doctor before receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION.

ALLERGY
Contraindicated

Do not receive FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Cefuroxime, cephalosporin, penicillin, monobactams, carbapenems or to any other ingredients of this medicine.

USE IN PEDIATRICS
Consult your doctor

Your doctor will administer the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and severity of the infection. Consult your doctor before receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION.

USE IN GERIATRICS
Use with Caution

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION should be used with caution in elderly patients suffering kidney problems. Consult your doctor before receiving.

OTHERS

FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION is not recommended if you have:

  • severe persistent diarrhoea along with sickness

Before receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION inform your doctor if you:

  • have gastrointestinal disorder (diarrhoea)
  • have fungal infection

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION, inform your doctor if you are receiving any of the following medicine:

  • medicine to treat bacterial infections such as aminoglycoside-type antibiotics (Ex. gentamycin)
  • medicine used to treat increase high blood pressure (Ex. furosemide)
  • medicine used to treat gout (Ex. probenecid)
  • medicine used to treat blood clots such as oral anticoagulants (Ex. warfarin)
  • medicines used for contraception (Ex. ethinyl estradiol)

Overdosage:

It is unlikely to receive overdose since it will be administered by the doctor or nurse. If you experience any unusual side effects, consult your doctor immediately.

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 FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION

Q: What is FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION used for?

A: It is used to treat bacterial infections such as lower respiratory tract infections, meningitis, septicemia, abdominal infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, ear, nose and throat infections, obstetric and gynecological infections, bone, joint infections and gonorrhea. FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION is also used to prevent infections, before and after surgery.

Q: Can I take oral contraceptive pills while receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION?

A: No, FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION may interact with birth control pills and lowers its efficiency. So, you should tell your doctor if you are using any birth control pills.

Q: Can FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION be given to breastfeeding mothers?

A: FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION should be used with caution as it may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor before receiving. It should only be given if the expected benefits outweigh any potential risk to the baby.

Q: Can FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION cause diarrhoea?

A: Yes, FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION may cause serious diarrhea during or after use. Usually, discontinuation of medicine can subside diarrhea. However, if diarrhea persists or if there is blood in the stool then immediately consult your doctor.

Q: In what condition FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION should be avoided?

A: Before receiving FUCEF 1.5GM INJECTION tell your doctor if you have a history of serious anaphylactic reaction to cefuroxime or any other cephalosporin antibiotics.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    20 g
    Ingredient
    CEFUROXIME SODIUM 1.5 gm
    Hsn Code
    30042019
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