WHAT IS CEFUROXIME AXETIL?
Cefuroxime Axetil is a cephalosporin antibiotic drug that is prescribed for the treatment of various bacterial infections, including severe and life threatening ones. Cefuroxime Axetil is marketed and sold under several trade names, a couple of which are Ceftin and Cetil (made by Lupin). This medication may also be given for conditions other than those listed in this description.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CEFUROXIME AXETIL:
You should not take Cefuroxime Axetil (Ceftin, Cetil) if you have a know allergy to it or to other cephalosporin antibiotics such as cefaclor, cefixime, cefdinir, cefditoren, cefprozil, ceftazidime, cefuroxime, or others.
Prior to taking Cefuroxime Axetil, let your doctor known if you have or had a history of any of these conditions: liver or kidney disease, a stomach or intestinal disorder such as colitis, diabetes, or if you are malnourished.
Cefuroxime Axetil is classified as an FDA pregnancy category B drug which means that it is not expected to harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. However, it is advised that you take this medicine with proper medical advice if you are a pregnant or breast feeding woman.
Full course of Cefuroxime Axetil should be completed as prescribed even if the symptoms have disappeared. Symptoms usually disappear before your body is completely cleared of the infection. Discontinuing the medication before the prescribed period can be harmful and can cause a drug resistant infection later on that cannot be treated with common antibiotic medications.
BEFORE TAKING CEFUROXIME AXETIL:
Cefuroxime Axetil is a prescription only drug which means that it is only available with a doctors prescription. Consult your doctor before taking Cefuroxime Axetil as all antibiotic medications are strictly to be taken with a doctors prescription. Take care about all the precautions listed above.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE CEFUROXIME AXETIL?
Take Cefuroxime Axetil (Ceftin, Cetil) strictly according to your doctors advice or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication. Cefuroxime Axetil can be taken with or without food. Always store Cefuroxime Axetil in a cool and dry place.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE?
As much as possible, do not skip even a single dose of Cefuroxime Axetil. But if you happen to miss your scheduled dose due to reasons out of your control, take it the moment you remember. However, skip the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near. Do not take extra medication as it may cause some serious conditions.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I TAKE AN OVERDOSE?
Immediately seek urgent medical help in case of an overdose of Cefuroxime Axetil as it may cause severe harmful effects in your body. Get emergency medical attention or call the Doctor immediately.
Things and Activities to avoid while taking Cefuroxime Axetil
Diarrhea is a common side effect of many antibiotic medications. Do not take any type of diarrhea medications without consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CETIL 250MG:
Vaginal itching or discharge
CEFUROXIME AXETIL DOSING INFORMATION:
Cefuroxime Axetil dosage may vary for different people and may depend on a range of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition among several other factors. Your dosage will be determined by your doctor after examining you properly. Remember to follow your doctors advice properly for best results.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS:
Other drugs may interact with Cefuroxime Axetil. Let your doctor know in advance if you use any other drugs or related products, especially these ones : blood thinner (such as warfarin), metformin, lithium, antiviral medicines (such as adefovir, cidofovir, or foscarnet), cancer medicines (such as aldesleukin, carmustine, cisplatin, ifosfamide, oxaliplatin, or others), diuretics or water pills, antacids, IV antibiotics, immunosuppresors, medicines to treat ulcerative colitis, NSAIDs, and probenecid. However, these are not the only possible interacting drugs. Remember to follow the directions of your doctor regarding any medications. Do not start a new medication without your doctor’s advice.
Cetil 250 Tablet should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.
The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, vomiting, increased liver enzymes, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.
Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.
USES OF CETIL TABLET
- Treatment of Bacterial infections
BENEFITS OF CETIL TABLET
In Treatment of Bacterial infections
SIDE EFFECTS OF CETIL TABLET
Common side effects of Cetil
- Allergic reaction
- Increased liver enzymes
HOW TO USE CETIL TABLET
Avoid Cetil 250 Tablet with dietary sodium.
HOW CETIL TABLET WORKS
Avoid prolonged use of Cetil 250 Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.