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Ceftum Tablet 4's

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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4 TABLETS

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About Ceftum Tablet 4's

Ceftum Tablet 4's 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.

Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's only if your doctor has prescribed you. Tablet form of Ceftum Tablet 4's tablet can be taken with or without a meal, but the suspension of Ceftum Tablet 4's should be preferably taken with meal. Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's, 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's can cause brain problems (cerebral irritation with fits or convulsions attack).   There is no clinical evidence of a Ceftum Tablet 4's effect on the mother or baby during pregnancy. However, one should take Ceftum Tablet 4's with caution. However, Ceftum Tablet 4's is a pregnancy category B drug and has shown no harmful effect on both pregnant mother and fetus. Ceftum Tablet 4's is excreted in the breastmilk, so the nursing mother should cautiously take Ceftum Tablet 4's. This antibiotic may cause dizziness, so patients should be cautious while driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery.

Ceftum Tablet 4's is not recommended for people who are allergic or hypersensitive to Ceftum Tablet 4's, 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's. Liver and kidney affected people should take Ceftum Tablet 4's with caution.

Uses of Ceftum Tablet 4's

Bacterial infections

Medicinal Benefits

Ceftum Tablet 4's treats a wide range of bacterial infections caused due to gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It helps in the treatment of respiratory tract infections, ear infections, skin infections, genitourinary infections, and bone infections. Besides this, Ceftum Tablet 4's also prevents in spreading the infection after surgery and in the early treatment of Lyme disease caused by bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) in adults and children over the age of 12 years. The usual course of Ceftum Tablet 4's is 7 days (5-10 days). But, your doctor might prescribe you Ceftum Tablet 4's for a longer duration depending on the condition of infection. Ceftum Tablet 4's has got excellent antibacterial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus, Haemophilus para influenza, Streptococcus pneumonia, S. pyrogens, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Directions for Use

You should take Ceftum Tablet 4's only if your doctor has prescribed you. Tablet form of Ceftum Tablet 4's tablet can be taken with or without a meal, while the suspension of Ceftum Tablet 4's should be preferably taken with meal. Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's

During the treatment with Ceftum Tablet 4's, 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 Warnings

Special care should be taken by the people taking Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's may also cause an overgrowth of other pathogens (like enterococci and Clostridium difficile), which can be prevented by stopping Ceftum Tablet 4's. The case of colitis (inflammatory bowel disease) has been reported with the use of Ceftum Tablet 4's. Hence, it is important to consider the proper diagnosis of the patients who developed diarrhoea after taking Ceftum Tablet 4's. If the symptom of diarrhoea persists for a longer duration, the patient may experience abdominal cramps. In this situation, the intake of Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's should be warned to be cautious when driving or operating machinery.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Ceftum Tablet 4's.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Ceftum Tablet 4's is a pregnancy category B drug. So, Ceftum Tablet 4's can be safely taken by pregnant women if prescribed by the doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Ceftum Tablet 4's is excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.

  • Safety Warning

    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.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Consult your doctor, there is no substantial research yet on the use of Ceftum Tablet 4's

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Consult your doctor, there is no substantial research yet on the use of Ceftum Tablet 4's

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Probiotics should be taken after taking the full course of Ceftum Tablet 4's in order to restore some of the healthy bacteria in the intestine that may have been killed. Taking probiotics after antibiotic treatment can reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Certain fermented foods like yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut and kimchi can help to restore the good bacteria of intestine.
  • Include more fibre enriched food in your diet, as it can be easily digested by your gut bacteria which helps stimulate their growth. Thus fibre foods may help restore healthy gut bacteria after taking a course of antibiotic. Whole grains like whole-grain bread, brown rice, should be included in your diet.
  • Avoid taking too much of calcium enriched foods and drinks as it might affect the working of Ceftum Tablet 4's.
  • Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages with Ceftum Tablet 4's as it can make you dehydrated and affect your sleep. This can make it harder for your body to aid the Ceftum Tablet 4's in fighting off infections.

Other Information (CEF0080)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply and infect our body. It can target any body part and multiple very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms, like fevers, chills, and fatigue. Bacteria are of various forms comprising commonly of spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacterial infections vary from minor illnesses like sore throat and ear infections to severe brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis. Few harmful bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with weak immune systems or taking immunosuppressive medicine can make you more prone to bacterial infection.

FAQs

No. You should complete the full course of Ceftum Tablet 4's as prescribed by your doctor. After completing the full course of Ceftum Tablet 4's will work. It is important that you take Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's 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 ofCeftum Tablet 4's 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 Ceftum Tablet 4's, 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. Ceftum Tablet 4's treats only bacterial infection. Cough, flu or cold are usually caused due to the viruses. So, you should consult doctor for these conditions.

Yes. Ceftum Tablet 4's may interact with birth control pills and lowers its efficiency. So, you should tell your doctor if your are using any birth control pills.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

Ceftum Tablet 4's

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Stiefel India Ltd., 401& 402, A Wing, IV Floor, Floral Deck Plaza, Opp. Rolta Bhavan, Central MIDC Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400093

Country Of Origin

India

Ceftum Tablet 4's

Ceftum Tablet 4's

MRP: 254.20

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