Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial

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Drug Strength: 500 mg
Drug Form : Injection IV/IM
Pack Size : 1 vial
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Cefcom Injection IV/IM contains Ceftazidime | belongs to Cephalosporin

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    How it works

    Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial is a broad spectrum antibiotic. It works by interfering with the bacterial cell wall synthesis.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial

    • Abdominal pain severe
    • Bloating severe
    • Diarrhea severe
    • Fever severe
    • Swelling and redness at the injection site severe
    • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue severe
    • Dizziness rare
    • Fast heartbeat rare
    • Headache rare
    • Skin rash rare
    • Yellow colored eyes or skin rare

    Uses of Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Bacterial Meningitis

      Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial is used in the treatment of meningitis, which is an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.

    • Bacterial Septicemia

      Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial is used in the treatment of septicemia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.

    • Intra-abdominal Infection

      Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial is used in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococci, and Streptococci.

    • Pneumonia

      Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial is used in the treatment of pneumonia which is a common type of lung infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae.

    • Bone and joint infections

      Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial is used in the treatment of bone and joint infections like septic arthritis and osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococci and Streptococci species.

    • Pyelonephriits

      Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 1 hours for an intramuscular injection.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3 to 6 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      Limited data is available on the use of Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when benefits overweigh the risk.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      Small amounts of this medicine is excreted through human breast milk. Use only if clearly needed when benefits overweigh the risk. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and thrush is necessary.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Avoid if the patient has a known allergy toCefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      Limited data is available on the use of Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when benefits overweigh the risk.

    • Breast-feeding

      Small amounts of this medicine is excreted through human breast milk. Use only if clearly needed when benefits overweigh the risk. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea and thrush is necessary.

    General Warnings
    • Allergy

      Avoid if you have a known allergy to Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial or Beta-lactam Antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins. Seek immediate medical attention if the patient experiences any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea, vomiting and swelling of lips, hands or feet.

    • Drug-resistance

      Usage of Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that is drug resistant.

    • Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

      Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea after receiving Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial . As antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora in the large intestine which promotes the growth of bacteria called clostridium difficile.

    • Impaired kidney function

      Use with caution if you have a preexisting kidney disease. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made based of CrCl or eGFR.

    • Neurotoxicity

      Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial may increase the risk of serious adverse effects like encephalopathy, seizures, and nonconvulsive status epilepticus. These reactions may occur in the patient with impaired kidney function with no proper dose adjustment.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Amikacin moderate
    • Ethinyl Estradiol moderate
    • Cholera Vaccine severe
    • Furosemide moderate
    • Cyclosporine moderate
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      The blood concentration of intravenous Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial may increase in the patients suffering from any kidney disease. Suitable dose adjustments are to be made based on the severity of the condition. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary.

    • moderate

      Avoid if you experience severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stools after taking Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial . Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases. Drink adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

    • moderate

      Use with caution if you have any seizure disorder or a family history of seizures. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if you have a kidney disease. Discontinue if seizure is due to Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial . Start with appropriate anticonvulsant medicine if it is clinically indicated.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Make sure that the medicine is dissolved properly. Do not take if any particulate matter is visible. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking before completion of course.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

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    How to use Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial

    IM: Inject deep IM into large mass muscle. IV: Ceftazidime can be administered IVP over 3-5 min or IV intermittent infusion over 15-30 min; final concentration for IV administration should not exceed 100 mg/ mL. Rotate IV sites every 72 hours. Assess for phlebitis and extravasation.
    Reconstitution: IV: For IV bolus, reconstitute 1-2 gm with 10 mL SWFI, D5W, or NaCl. Shake to dissolve. For intermittent infusion, further dilute in 50-100 mL D5W or NS. IM: Reconstitute each gm with 3 mL SWFI or bacteriostatic water for injection.
    Compatibility: D5NS, D5W, NS, SWFI.
    Stability: For reconstituted solution and IV infusion in NS or D5W solution is stable for 24 hours at room temperature, 10 days when refrigerated, or 12 weeks when frozen.

    what are the adverse effects of Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial?

    Pain at inj site, hypersensitivity reactions. Gl disturbances, candidiasis, eosinophilia, neutropenia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, rise in liver enzymes and blood urea. Positive Coomb’s test, phlebitis or thrombophlebitis, thrombocytosis, pseudomembranous colitis, haemolytic anaemia.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial?

    Adults: 1-6 gm/day in 2 or 3 divided doses by IV or IM inj. Children: Above 2 mth, 30-100 mg/kg/day in 2 or 3 divided doses; under 2 mth, 25-60 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses.
    Bone Infection: IV: Adults: 2 gm every 12 hr. Children: 1 mth-12 yr: 30-50 mg/kg every 8 hr, up to 6 gm/day. 0-4 wk: 30 mg/kg every 12 hr.
    Meningitis: IV: Adults: 2 gm every 8 hr. Children: 1 mth-12 yr: 30-50 mg/kg every 8 hr, up to 6 gm/day. 0-4 wk: 30 mg/kg every 12 hr.
    Septicaemia: IV: Adults: 2 gm every 8 hr. Children: 1 mth-12 yr: 30-50 mg/kg every 8 hr, up to 6 gm/day. 0-4 wk: 30 mg/kg every 12 hr.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Cefcom Injection IV/IM 500 mg 1 Vial. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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