Cefakind 500mg tablet : All you need to know

Introduction :

Cefakind is a Cephalosporin antibiotic which is used to treat bacterial infection in the body. It is used to treat bacterial infection in lungs like pneumonia, nose, nasal sinus, throat, ears, skin, urinary tract including kidneys, bladder, ureter and urethra, soft tissues, bones and joints. It is also used to treat infection caused by nisseria gonorrhoea bacteria that causes sexually transmitted disease. The active component in the tablet is cefuroxime Axetil that belongs to cephalosporin which act by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Active content :

Each film coated cefakind tablet contain cefuroxime axetil 500mg equivalent to anhydrous cefuroxime 500mg.

Mode of action :

The active ingredient of cefakind 500 mg cefuroxime which belong to cephalosporins.

Cephalosporin act by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Improper development of bacterial cell wall leads to death of bacteria preventing the infection.

Cefakind 500mg Uses :

It is used to treat bacterial infection.

  1. Treat respiratory tract infection like upper respiratory tract infection, lower respiratory tract infection and pneumonia caused by bacteria.

  2. Urinary tract infections

  3. Skin and soft tissue infections

  4. It is used after surgery prevent infections

  5. Used to treat sexually transmitted disease like gonorrhea

  6. ear infection

  7. Bronchitis

  8. Sinusitis

  9. Tonsillitis etc

Side effects :

  1. Nausea and vomiting

  2. Diarrhoea

  3. Muscle pain and weakness

  4. Dizziness

  5. Painful urination

  6. Headache

  7. Stomach pain

  8. Increase the chances of fungal infection

  9. Raised liver enzymes and white blood cells

  10. Allergic reactions like rashes, swelling of face, skin rashes, fever and chills.

When not to use?

  • If you are allergic to cefuroxime.

  • Consult your doctor if you have previous history of allergy to antibiotics like penicillin, monobactam, carbapenems etc

Cefakind 500mg in pregnancy?

Kindly consult your doctor before using cefakind 500 mg in pregnancy.

It is generally safe to use during pregnancy as there is no adverse effect observed/studied in developing baby.

Cefakind 500 mg during breastfeeding?

Various studies suggest that this drug does not passes into breast milk in significant amount and doesnot harm the baby therefore it is safe to use during breastfeeding period.

Directions to use?

  • Always take the medicine in exact quantity as per doctors prescription.

  • Take the drug after meal to avoid stomach upset.

  • Take with enough water.

  • Do not chew, crush or split the tablet.

Cefakind 500 mg interactions?

Active content of cefakind 500 mg is cefuroxime axetil which can interact with other drugs.

Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs

  • Antacid like ranitidine

  • Oral anticoagulants (blood thinning agents)

  • Other antibiotics like tetracycline chloramphenicol etc

  • Drugs for gout like probenecid

  • Antifungal drugs like amphotericin

  • Birth control pills

Safety tips

  • Store the tablet in cool and dry place.

  • Prevent from direct sunlight moisture and heat.

  • Keep away from the reach of children and pets.

  • Always check the expiry date of medicine before use.

  • Excessive doses of medicine can cause damage to brain that leads to seizures and coma.

Cefakind 500mg Price in India :

The strip of 10 tablets Cost Approximetly 300 rupees.

Cefuroxime other Brands in india :

  • Cefakind 500

  • Forcef 500

  • Mextil 500

  • Ceforech 500

  • Furolin 500

  • Ceftum 500

  • Cefugrab 500

  • Cefasyn 500

  • Novotil 500

  • Mexstar 500

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