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Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's

Manufacturer

Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition

CEFADROXIL-500MG

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

In Stock

Prescription Required

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's

Product Details

About Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used to treat bacterial infections. It is used in the treatment of pharyngitis (sore throat), tonsillitis (swollen tonsils), bronchopneumonia (lung infection), urinary tract infections (infection of bladder or urethra), and skin and soft tissue infections.

Harmful & infectious bacteria can reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's contains cefadroxil, which is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis, leading to cell death. It doesn’t treat cold, flu, or other viral infections.

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's is available for oral use in the form of tablet, capsule, or suspension. It should be used only when needed, and the course of therapy should be completed as prescribed by your doctor even when your symptoms improve. Abrupt stopping or irrational use (incorrect dose or self-medication) of antibiotics may cause ‘antibiotic resistance’, in which the bacterium doesn’t get killed by the antibiotic. Common side-effects of Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, glossitis (sore tongue), dyspepsia (indigestion), abdominal pain, skin rash, and itching. Some patients may experience ‘Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD)’, a condition in which healthy bacteria in the colon (intestine) are disrupted.

Do not take Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's if you have a known allergy to cefadroxil, cephalosporin antibiotics, and penicillins. Cefadroxil present in Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's is a beta-lactam antibiotic that has a similar structure to penicillin. People allergic to penicillin may develop cross-sensitivity (sensitivity of one drug causes sensitivity to another drug that has a similar chemical structure. Inform your doctor if you are using any prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Tell your doctor if you are previously diagnosed with any stomach or intestinal problems, especially colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon (large intestine)), or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's

Bacterial infections such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and skin and soft tissue infections

Directions for Use

Tablets or capsules: Swallow the Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's tablet or capsule as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, or break it. It can be taken with or without food. However, you can take after meals if you are having an upset stomach. Take the dose as prescribed by your doctor. Do not decrease or overdose on medicine. Suspensions: For suspensions, Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's is available as a dry powder in a bottle. A liquid is provided to make a suspension. If the liquid is not available, you may also use boiled and cooled water. There will be a mark on the bottle to determine the water to be added. If the mark is not present, you may ask your pharmacist or refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) about the amount of water to be added. A measuring cup is used to measure the required amount of water and poured into the dry powder. Shake well the suspension before using. Store the remaining suspension for the next use.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's

Like other medicines, Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's may cause side-effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dyspepsia (indigestion), abdominal pain, glossitis (swelling of tongue), skin rash, and itching. Inform your doctor if these side-effects do not disappear or get worsen. A severe allergic reaction to Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's is rare. Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's should not be used in patients who have hypersensitivity to Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's, the cephalosporin, or the penicillin groups of antibiotics.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Before taking Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's, tell your doctor if you are allergic to cefadroxil, cephalosporin antibiotics, or penicillin. People allergic to penicillin may also experience an allergy to cefadroxil due to cross-sensitivity (sensitivity to one drug may cause sensitivity to another drug if they have a similar chemical structure). Inform your doctor if you are using any prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. You may experience ‘Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD)’ after using Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's. So, tell your doctor if you are previously diagnosed with gastrointestinal disease (affecting stomach or intestine), especially colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon (large intestine)). In addition, tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney disease as dosage adjustments are necessary. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Intake of alcohol while taking Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's may increase the risk of side-effects.

  • Pregnancy

    Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's is a category B medicine. It should be used in pregnant women only when required and prescribed by your doctor.

  • Breast Feeding

    Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's may be excreted in breast milk in low amounts. So, it should be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers.

  • Driving

    Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness. So, do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's.

  • Liver

    Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

  • Kidney

    Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's should be used in patients with kidney diseases with extreme caution as Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's may cause renal toxicity. Dose adjustments are necessary.

Other Information (CEF0100)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's is used to treat bacterial infections. It reduces the infection by inhibiting bacterial growth. It disrupts the formation of the cell membrane by interfering with protein synthesis, leading to cell death.

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's is available in suspension form for use in children below 6 years of age and with bodyweight less than 40 kg. Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's capsules or tablets are not recommended for infants and children below 6 years of age.

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's may disrupt the natural flora present in the intestine leading to ‘Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea'. Take probiotics to restore the gut bacteria after completing the course of antibiotics. Consult a doctor if you have watery or bloody stools.

People allergic to penicillin should not take Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's as they may develop cross-sensitivity (sensitivity to drugs that has similar structures). Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's contains cefadroxil which has a similar structure to that of penicillin.

Complete the course of therapy as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue or abruptly stop the medication as it may lead to antibiotic resistance, a condition in which bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.

Overdose of Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's may lead to nausea, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are unreal), hyperreflexia (overactive reflexes), extrapyramidal symptoms (involuntary muscle movements), confusion, and a decrease in renal function. Consult a doctor immediately if you accidentally overdose on medicine.

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's does not treat a viral infection like the flu or a common cold. So if you are feeling under the weather, it is best to consult the doctor to know if you need Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's for your condition.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Mercantile Chamber, 3rd Floor, 12, J.N. Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400 001, India.

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's

Cefadrox 500 mg Tablet 10's

MRP: 45.02

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