Kefurox injection 1.5gm
Kefurox injection 250mg
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Kefurox or Generic Cefuroxime Uses, Dosage & Side effects
Therapeutic Class: Antibiotic: Kefurox injection (Cefuroxime Sodium)
Active ingredient: The active ingredient present in Kefurox injection is Cefuroxime Sodium.
Drug Information: Kefurox is the trade name for medication, Cefuroxime Sodium. It is an antibiotic used in the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, complicated urinary tract infections such as pyelonephritis, acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, intra-abdominal infections, soft-tissue infections, wound infections, gastrointestinal infections (including oesophageal).
How does Kefurox work?
Cefuroxime Sodium works by binding to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which block the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in the bacterial cell wall, as a result blocking the biosynthesis and arresting cell wall assembly bringing about bacterial cell death.
How to use this medication?
Kefurox will be given to you by a doctor or nurse via the vein. The dose, as well as the course of treatment, is based upon the severity and type of infection.
What happens if you miss a dose?
If, for any reason, you miss out taking a dose of this injection, use it as soon as possible. On the other hand, if it is roughly the time for your next dose, you can miss out on the dose that you forgot using. Never use two doses to compensate for a missed one.
What are the side effects associated with Kefurox injection?
The common side effects that may occur with this medication may include: pain in the injection site, inflammation redness along a vein, changes in your white blood cell count (neutropenia or eosinophilia), decrease in the number of blood platelets or white blood cells, increased substances (enzymes) produced by the liver as well as low levels of red blood cells (anemia). More severe side effects that must be reported to your physician right away include serious allergic reaction marked by raised as well as itchy rash, swelling, at times of face or mouth resulting in difficulty in breathing as well as skin rash, which might swell up (central dark spot surrounded by a paler area, with a dark ring around the edge), itchy, bumpy rash (hives).
The drug interactions which might result due to this injectable may include:
1. Birth control pills (oral contraceptive pills)
2. Probenecid (a medicine for gout and other ailments)
3. Furosemide medicine used to increase urine output (diuretics)
4. Other antibiotics such as tetracyclines, macrolides, chloramphenicol, aminoglycoside
5. Amphotericin used for fungal infections
6. Oral anticoagulants such as warfarin
What are the precautions to be taken care of while using the Kefurox injection tablet?
To confirm it is safe for you to take Kefurox injection or Cefuroxime Sodium, tell your physician if you have:
1. Allergy to Cefuroxime or any of the other ingredients in this medicine
2. Severe allergic reaction to any other type of beta-lactam antibiotic (penicillins, monobactams and carbapenems)
3. Mild to moderate hearing loss
4. Fungal infections
5. The problem of vomiting or have severe diarrhoea
6. Pregnancy or breastfeeding your child