Widcef 1.5gm Injection

Infection Rx required
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Mfr: Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.189.00

What is WIDCEF?

  • WIDCEF contains Cefuroxime which belongs to antibiotics
  • It works by killing bacteria that cause infections
Therapeutic Uses
Warning & Precautions
Interactions
Directions & For Use
Side Effects
More Information

What WIDCEF is used for?

It is used to,  

  • community acquired pneumonia
  • acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
  • complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis
  • soft-tissue infections: cellulitis, erysipelas and wound infections
  • intra-abdominal infections
  • prophylaxis against infection in gastrointestinal (including oesophageal), orthopaedic, cardiovascular, and gynaecological surgery (including caesarean section)

Talk to Doctor

Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Children & Adolescents

Driving & Using Machines

Talk to your doctor before taking medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to Cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients of WIDCEF
  • have severe allergic reaction to any other type of betalactam antibiotic (penicillins, monobactams and carbapenems)
  • you are vomiting or have severe diarrhoea
  • have mild to moderate hearing loss
  • fungal infections
  • WIDCEF should be prescribed to pregnant women only if the benefit outweighs the risk
  • It is excreted in human milk in small quantities
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • WIDCEF can be used in children and adolescents
  • WIDCEF is unlikely to have an effect on the ability to drive and use machines

Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines such as:

  • oral anticoagulants such as warfarin
  • other antibiotics such as tetracyclines, macrolides, chloramphenicol, aminoglycoside
  • probenecid (a medicine for gout and other ailments)
  • furosemide medicine used to increase urine output (diuretics)
  • amphotericin used for fungal infections
  • birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills)
  • WIDCEF will be given to you by doctor or nurse through the vein
  • The dose and the course of treatment depends on the severity and type of infection
Serious
Common
Uncommon
Rare
Very Rare

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • severe allergic reaction marked by raised and itchy rash, swelling, sometimes of the face or mouth causing difficulty in breathing
  • skin rash, which may blister (central dark spot surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge)
  • injection site pain, swelling and redness along a vein
  • increases in substances (enzymes) produced by the liver
  • changes in your white blood cell count (neutropenia or eosinophilia)
  • low levels of red blood cells (anaemia)
  • skin rash, itchy, bumpy rash (hives)
  • diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain
  • low levels of white blood cells (leucopenia)
  • increase in bilirubin (a substance produced by the liver)
  • skin rashes
  • a decrease in the number of blood platelets or white blood cells
  • fungal infections
  • fever
  • inflammation of the colon (large intestine), causing diarrhoea, usually with blood and mucus, stomach pain
  • inflammation in the kidney and blood vessels
  • red blood cells destroyed too quickly (haemolytic anaemia)
  • severe diarrhoea (pseudomembranous colitis)
  • skin reactions (including severe)
  • yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin
  • inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
  • red blood cells destroyed too quickly (haemolytic anaemia)
Additional Information
Storage

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  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • After the dilution is done it should be used immediately but can be stored at in a refrigerator (2-8°C) for up to 24 hours
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