CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM
CEFOPERAZONE-1000MG + SULBACTAM-500MG
CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM
CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics used to treat various bacterial infections such as respiratory tract (lungs) infection, urine infection, blood infection, meningitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord), gonorrhoea (sexually transmitted disease), skin, abdominal, bone, and joint infections. Bacterial infections are caused due to the multiplication of harmful bacteria inside or on the body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu.
CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM is a combination of two antibiotics, namely: Cefoperazone (cephalosporin antibiotic) and sulbactam (beta-lactamase inhibitor). Cefoperazone works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering, which is necessary for their survival. Thereby, kills the bacteria. On the other hand, sulbactam works by decreasing bacterial resistance and enhancing the activity of cefoperazone against the bacteria. Together, CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM helps to treat bacterial infections.
Take CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical conditions. You may experience diarrhoea, allergic reaction, abnormal liver function tests, and anaemia (low number of red blood cells). Most of these side effects of CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Before starting CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Consult your doctor before taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Avoid taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM if you are breastfeeding as CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM may pass into breast milk. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM to prevent unpleasant side-effects.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
After taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM if you have allergy-like symptoms including rash, swelling of the face/lips/throat, difficulty in breathing, or tightness in the chest, immediately contact your doctor. Do not take CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM if you have an allergy to CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM, cephalosporins penicillin class of antibiotics as it may cause a skin rash, itching, and difficulty in breathing. People having liver disease or jaundice (yellowing of skin/eye) should not take CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM, as it can damage your liver severely. You may have diarrhoea in some cases which can be managed by taking it with any probiotics and plenty of fluids. Do not take antacids along with CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM; maintain a gap of 2-3 hours between both. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM to prevent unpleasant side-effects. CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM may cause dizziness, so be cautious while driving. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side-effects.
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM as it cause increased side effects.
Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, your doctor will prescribe CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
A small amount of CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM may pass into breast milk. Avoid taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM if you are breastfeeding unless prescribed.
CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM may cause dizziness in some people, so it may affect your ability to drive.
Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor before taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM if you have liver impairment/liver disease.
Dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this or if you have kidney impairment/kidney disease before taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM.
This item is Not Returnable.
Expires on or after - September 2021
No, do not stop taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Usually, CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM starts working soon after taking it. Though, it may take a few days to kill all the dangerous bacteria and make you feel better.
CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM may cause Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD). Treatment with antibiotics alters the normal flora leading to overgrowth of Clostridium difficile; this causes diarrhoea. Drink lots of fluids and eat food rich in fibre if you experience diarrhoea. If you find blood in stools (tarry stools) or if you experience prolonged diarrhoea with abdominal pain, stop taking CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM and consult your doctor. Do not take anti-diarrheal medicine on your own.
Yes, CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM is known to cause stomach upset. To avoid these side effects please take CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM with a meal. Also, CEGAVA INJECTION 1.5GM should be taken at evenly spaced intervals to avoid any unpleasant side effects and for best results.
20th KM, Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bangalore, India - 560 100
1 Injection in 1 Vial