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Ceftum - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Ceftum: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Ceftum?

Ceftum 500 mg tablet is an antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections in different body parts. All the infections in organs like the lungs, nose, mouth, ears, skin, and urinary tract can be managed by Ceftum. Moreover, Neisseria gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted infection that affects both men and women, can also be treated by this medicine. 

Ceftum contains active ingredients like cefuroxime which is a second-generation cephalosporins antibiotic. It kills the cell by inhibiting the synthesis of the cell wall.

What are the uses of Ceftum?

Ceftum belongs to the class of drugs called cephalosporin. Cephalosporins are antibiotics that bind and block bacterial activity. It disturbs the enzymes that form cell walls and stop the further growth of infection. As a result, the drug kills the bacteria and hampers bacterial cell replication.

Ceftum is used to treat several conditions like:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Lyme disease
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Pneumonia
  • Laryngitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Urinary tract infections.
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What are the side effects of Ceftum?

Ceftum has some minor side effects which almost all patients face. These side effects last only a few hours and majorly go away on their own. Moreover, being a medical drug, it may or may not suit everyone. 

Some common side effects are:

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Raised liver enzyme
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Redness of skin
  • Fever
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

If your symptoms persist, consult your doctor immediately.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Ceftum

1. Are Ceftum and Augmentin the same?

No, both Ceftum and Augmentin are different antibiotics, but they work the same way. Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic, whereas Ceftum is a cephalosporin antibiotic, with similar chemical properties as penicillin. Some common bacteria have developed resistance against augmentin, making it useless against them. Moreover, it also may not work against very severe infections. Contrarily, Ceftum works well against many bacterias and is used in many treatments.

2. Can Ceftum 500 be taken during pregnancy?

Yes, Ceftum is safe to take during pregnancy if prescribed by the doctor. According to the limited data available, maternal doses of cefuroxime up to 2.25 grammes daily via injection create modest amounts in milk that are unlikely to cause serious side effects in breastfed infants. Also, talk to your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

3. Can Ceftum cause colitis?

There are no proofs available of ceftum causing colitis. Colitis is an inflammation of the colon's inner lining. Infection, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two kinds of IBD), ischemic colitis, allergic responses, and microscopic colitis are all possible causes of colitis.

4. Can I breastfeed after taking a ceftum?

According to the limited evidence available, cefuroxime creates minimal quantities in milk that are unlikely to cause serious side effects in breastfed infants. However, Cephalosporins have been linked to alteration of the infant's gastrointestinal flora, leading to diarrhoea or thrush, but these effects have not been thoroughly studied. Consult a doctor before taking ceftum or any other drug.

5. Can I take norflox and ceftum together?

Ceftum and norflox were determined to have no interactions. It doesn't mean that there aren't any interactions. Always seek medical advice from a qualified professional. Proven connections between both the drugs are that Norfloxacin 400mg per day is a typical treatment to prevent spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in individuals with liver cirrhosis. SBP can also be prevented by taking 750 mg of ceftum once a week. Furthermore, giving ciprofloxacin once a week is more convenient and less expensive.

6. Can too much intake of ceftum 500 cause cancer?

Antibiotics are extremely useful in the fight against disease, but they can also be dangerous in some cases. Antibiotics can induce allergic reactions and acute, perhaps life-threatening diarrhoea, which is caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile. Overdoses of Ceftum can result in brain damage and cause fits or even coma.

7. Is Ceftum 500 a strong antibiotic?

Ceftum is a moderately strong antibiotic that can be used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. Ceftum 500 Tablet 4's is used to treat several bacterial illnesses caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Respiratory tract infections, ear infections, skin infections, genitourinary infections, and bone infections are all treated similarly.

8. Can Ceftum cause fever?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, and body aches are all possible side effects of Ceftum. Dizziness and sleepiness are less likely to occur, especially at higher doses. Notify your doctor or pharmacist right once if any of these side effects persist or worsen. Also, Diarrhoea is the most prevalent adverse effect, which is usually minor and goes quickly. You should see your doctor if it develops severely or lasts more than 24 hours.

9. Is Ceftum 500 good for curing cough?

Ceftum 500 Tablet 4's solely cures bacterial infections. Viruses are the most common cause of cough, flu, and cold. As a result, you should get medical advice for these issues from your doctor. He will prescribe medication based on the bacteria or virus that caused flu or cough.

10. Why is Ceftum expensive?

A lot of factors contribute to making certain drugs slightly expensive. Mostly it is the high price of ingredients required which makes the medicine expensive. Except for the most recent antibiotics, most antibiotics are off-patent. They, therefore, have a high cost of comparatively newer medications reflecting the substantial regulatory expenses of bringing a treatment to market.

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