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ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

Manufacturer

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition

CEFUROXIME-500MG

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required

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ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

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About ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

ALTACEF 500MG TABLET belongs to the class of antibiotics known as cephalosporin indicated for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. It helps in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI), Mild to moderate lower respiratory tract infections (bronchitis), severe lower respiratory tract infections (pneumonia), pyelonephritis (kidney inflammation due to the bacterial infection), uncomplicated gonorrhoea (sexual transmitted infection), Lyme disease (caused due to bite of infected blacklegged tick insect) in adults and children above 12 years of age.

ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that kills a wide range of bacteria (bactericidal). It kills the bacterial cell by binding to the outer layer of the bacteria and blocking the activity of the enzyme that makes peptidoglycan (a vital component of the bacterial cell wall). As a result, the bacterial cell is not able to grow and multiply and finally gets killed.

You should take ALTACEF 500MG TABLET only if your doctor has prescribed you. Tablet form of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET tablet can be taken with or without a meal, but the suspension of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET should be preferably taken with meal. ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is available in various forms as oral tablets, oral suspension, and injections. Most of the bacterial infections get treated within one week while some conditions might take a longer time. So, you should try to complete the dose which your doctor has prescribed you for the specific bacterial infection. During the treatment with ALTACEF 500MG TABLET, you may observe some mild and transient nature of common side effects like headache, dizziness,  stomach upset, or overgrowth of candida (fungal skin infection), unpleasant taste in the mouth, diaper rashes, and eosinophilia (increased disease-fighting cells WBCs). These side effects are usually in the initial phase and then resolve after some time. However, if these side effects persist let your doctor know about this.

Over dosage of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET can cause brain problems (cerebral irritation with fits or convulsions attack).   There is no clinical evidence of a ALTACEF 500MG TABLET effect on the mother or baby during pregnancy. However, one should take ALTACEF 500MG TABLET with caution. However, ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is a pregnancy category B drug and has shown no harmful effect on both pregnant mother and fetus. ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is excreted in the breastmilk, so the nursing mother should cautiously take ALTACEF 500MG TABLET. This antibiotic may cause dizziness, so patients should be cautious while driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is not recommended for people who are allergic or hypersensitive to ALTACEF 500MG TABLET, penicillin, or other beta-lactams antibiotics. In the initial stage of the treatment, you might have diarrhoea and abdominal cramps due to loss of gut flora (good intestinal/gut bacteria that aids digestion). So, the doctor may prescribe you prebiotics or probiotics for increasing the number of gut flora. You can drink alcoholic beverages while taking amoxicillin, as it does not interact with ALTACEF 500MG TABLET. Liver and kidney affected people should take ALTACEF 500MG TABLET with caution.

Uses of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

Bacterial infections

Directions for Use

You should take ALTACEF 500MG TABLET only if your doctor has prescribed you. Tablet form of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET tablet can be taken with or without a meal, while the suspension of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET should be preferably taken with meal. ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is available in various forms as oral tablets, oral suspension, and injections. Most of the bacterial infections get treated within one week while some conditions might take a longer time. So, you should try to complete the dose which your doctor has prescribed you for the specific bacterial infection.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

During the treatment with ALTACEF 500MG TABLET, you may observe some mild and transient nature of common side effects like headache, dizziness,  stomach upset, or overgrowth of candida (fungal skin infection), unpleasant taste in the mouth, diaper rashes, and eosinophilia (increased disease-fighting cells WBCs). These side effects are usually in the initial phase and then resolve after some time. However, if these side effects persist let your doctor know about this.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Special care should be taken by the people taking ALTACEF 500MG TABLET who have allergic reactions to penicillin or other beta-lactams antibiotics. As use with other antibiotics may lead to skin fungal infection known as Candida. Prolonged use of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET may also cause an overgrowth of other pathogens (like enterococci and Clostridium difficile), which can be prevented by stopping ALTACEF 500MG TABLET. The case of colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) has been reported with the use of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET. Hence, it is important to consider the proper diagnosis of the patients who developed diarrhoea after taking ALTACEF 500MG TABLET. If the symptom of diarrhoea persists for a longer duration, the patient may experience abdominal cramps. In this situation, the intake of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET should be discontinued immediately. The Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (caused due to toxins released by the death of bacteria within the body during antibiotic treatment) has been seen in the patients taking ALTACEF 500MG TABLET for the treatment of Lyme disease. Your ability to perform tasks that require judgment, cognitive, or body movement may be affected and you may have dizziness. So patients taking ALTACEF 500MG TABLET should be warned to be cautious when driving or operating machinery.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with ALTACEF 500MG TABLET.

  • Pregnancy

    ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is a pregnancy category B drug. So, ALTACEF 500MG TABLET can be safely taken by pregnant women if prescribed by the doctor.

  • Breast Feeding

    ALTACEF 500MG TABLET is excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.

  • Driving

    No studies on the effects on the ability to drive and use machines have been performed. However, as this medicine may cause dizziness, patients should be warned to be cautious when driving or operating machinery.

  • Liver

    Consult your doctor, there is no substantial research yet on the use of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

  • Kidney

    Consult your doctor, there is no substantial research yet on the use of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

Other Information (ALT0006)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

No. You should complete the full course of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. After completing the full course of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET will work. It is important that you take ALTACEF 500MG TABLET at the right dose, right times and for the right numbers of days.

No, it is a prescribed drug, given by a physician for preventing specific medical conditions. Taking it on your own can cause unwanted side-effects.

You should avoid taking ALTACEF 500MG TABLET with oral birth control pills, medicines that reduces gastric acidity (like antacids, omeprazole), immuno suppressing drugs (mycophenolate or mycophenolic), medicines used for reducing uric acid (probenecid), and some urinary glucose tests. Besides this, it also interacts with thyphoid and BCG vaccines.

Depending upon the severity of your medical condition your doctor may prescribe it to you daily for a specific duration. The usual dose ofALTACEF 500MG TABLET is 7 days (5-10 days), but depending on your current infection state your doctor may extend your dose intake for more days.

Try to stay well hydrated by drinking at least 6 glass of water or other fluid per day. Keep your underwear clean and try to use underwear made of cotton to avoid the spread of infection. Always keep your bladder empty as much possible by peeing regularly. Your doctor may prescribe cranberry juice with antibiotics to treat urinary tract infection.

After taking an antibiotic you may need to wait for up to three hours for eating or drinking any dairy products include milk as well as butter, yoghurt, and cheese. Grapefruit juice and dietary supplements containing minerals like calcium may also work dampen the effect of antibiotics.

If you have taken accidently over dosage of ALTACEF 500MG TABLET, you may have diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting. In rare cases it can also cause convulsion or seizures (fits). Try to reach out to doctor in this case.

No. ALTACEF 500MG TABLET treats only bacterial infection. Cough, flu or cold are usually caused due to the viruses. So, you should consult doctor for these conditions.

Yes. ALTACEF 500MG TABLET may interact with birth control pills and lowers its efficiency. So, you should tell your doctor if your are using any birth control pills.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026.

ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

ALTACEF 500MG TABLET

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