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Cefuroxime 250mg Tablets

BRAND NAME: Silocef-250

COMPOSITION: Cefuroxime 250mg Tablets


Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets belongs to the category of cephalosporin antibiotics. It is used in patients infected with beacterial infections of ear,nose, throat, sinus and urinary tract infection. Also, it is used to treat gonorrhea(sexually transmitted infection), bronchitis(bronchial disorder), and lyme disease( a disease caused by tick bite). It works  by obstructing the growth and reproduction of bacteria in the body. Using any antibiotics when not clearly required may result in the resistance of future bacterial infections.

Instructions for Use of  Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets

Take this antibiotic twice everyday(with a gap of around 9-12 hours) for the most effective results. Swallow this medicine as a whole without breaking or chewing the tablet. This may damage the drug contents. Consume it with food to increase drug absorption and prevent upset stomach.

Continue to take this medicine even if you feel better and symptoms are driven away until the prescribed dosage. Discontinuing its use early may lead to further growth of bacteria in the body and result in regression of the infection.

In- particular Drug Precautions and Warnings

There are certain precautionary measures which one must understand before using this medicine. The enlisted points must be assured before consuming this medicine:

  1. Inform your doctor beforehand about any allergies or hypersensitivity you ever had or have due to any of these cephalosporin antibiotics-cefaclor,cefadroxil,cefipime, cefixime,ceftriaxone or any other pencillin antiobiotics.Check the contents list for the medicine and confirm if you have allergies to any of them.
  2. Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any gastrointestinal problem, heart disease, liver or kidney ailment or intestinal issue.
  3. If you are planning to become pregnant or already pregnant, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of taking cefuroxime 250 mg tablets.
  4. Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets decreases the efficiency of contraceptoves in some cases. Discuss with your doctor about the right usage of contraceptives while usingthis antibiotics medicine
  5. Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and other drowsiness inducing substances as this medicine may make you feel drowsy and sleepy. Inform your doctor if you consume cannabis(marijuana)
  6. Donot endure any activity which requires focus and attention until you are aware how this medication alters your alertness and other cognitive functions.
  7. This drug may pass through breastmilk.consult your doctor for more details while breastfeeding.
  8. Donot overconsume Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets as it may lead to drug overdose and can cause health complications
  9. Take antacids one or two hour before or after taking Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets.
  10. Donot consume this emdicne after the expiry date. Keep out of reach of children in a dry place.

Undesirable Effects of Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets

Cefuroxime may cause ill effects. The plausible list of side effects is given below.

Common side effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness( in some cases)
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain

Serious side effects

  • Unsual tiredness or weakness
  • Persistent fever or sore throat
  • Mental or psychological issues
  • Easy bleeding
  • Uncommon jerks and movements
  • Change in urine amount and frequency
  • Unbearable abdominal pain

Contact your doctor instantly if these side effects get worse or cause intolerable discomfort. Although most of thema re driven away when the body balances with the medicine but in case they occur for a prolonged period of time, visit your doctor.

Frequent Patient Concerns

Q1. Is Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets a quinolone antibiotics?

No, Cefuroxime Axetil 250 mg Tablets fall under the category of cephalosporin antibiotics. Quinolone is a different class of antiobiotics.

Q2. Does this medicine cause allergy?

In some cases this medication may cause skin allergy with symptoms like skin redness, itching and discolouration of skin.

Q3. Can we use this medicine while taking herbal supplements?

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor about all the nutritional supplements you take to prevent any drug interactions.

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