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.
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.
There are certain precautionary measures which one must understand before using this medicine. The enlisted points must be assured before consuming this medicine:
Cefuroxime may cause ill effects. The plausible list of side effects is given below.
Common side effects
Serious side effects
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.
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.