Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S

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Contains :Cefixime 400 mg
Company:Hilton Pharma
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Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S contains cefixime

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children

About

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called “cephalosporins” (antibacterials) used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be a broad-spectrum antibiotic i.e it works against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria. This antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease), and infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract. It will not work for viral infections (such as common cold and flu). Therefore, using any antibiotic when it is not required may decrease its efficacy for future infections. On the other hand, some people might be allergic to penicillin antibiotics and hence will not be able to take Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S.

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is available on prescription, as tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, and a suspension (liquid) to be taken by mouth. It works by preventing bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called a cell wall, thereby killing them.  Dosage of Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S depends on age, the severity of the condition, patients response to the medicine, and their comorbidities. In children, it is also based on their weight. Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhoea, and indigestion (stomach ache).

Indications

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children from above 6 months of age.

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Infections of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs)
  • Urinary tract (UTIs), skin and soft tissue infections
  • Biliary tract infections

All caused by sensitive organisms.

How does Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S work

It is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins. They work by preventing the bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called a cell wall, thereby killing them.

How to use Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S

Dosage form and potency

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is available in the following forms

  • Nonchewable tablets: 100mg , 200mg  (to be  swallowed whole with a glass of water, juice, or milk)
  • Chewable tablets:      100mg , 200mg     (chew these tablets completely before swallowing; do not swallow them whole. You may crush them before swallowing if you have trouble chewing)
  • Capsules: 400mg  (to be  swallowed whole with a glass of water, juice, or milk)
  • Suspension (liquid): Shake it well before each use to ensure the medicine is mixed evenly. This is vailable as:

-100mg/5mL     -200mg/5mL    -500mg/5mL

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is usually taken with food (to avoid side effects) every 12 or 24 hours as prescribed by doctor. Make sure to divide your doses evenly throughout the day. Do not miss any dose and complete the full course of treatment to avoid bacterial resistance in future. It should be taken with meals to avoid side effects.

Dosage 

Acute infections due to sensitive gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, upper and lower respiratory tract infection (Bronchitis),  uncomplicated urinary tract infection, and otitis media:

Adult Dose

400mg orally once daily

or 200 mg twice daily at 12 hours interval

Child Dose

  • 6-11 months: 75 mg daily
  • 1-4 years: 200-400 mg daily
  • 5-9 years: 200 mg daily
  • 10-17 years: 200-400 mg twice daily

Child dose depends on body weight. Following weight guidlines can be folowed for dose calculation in children.

  • >12 yr or >45 kg: 400 mg once daily or 200 mg every 12 hour
  • <45 kg or >6 mth: 8 mg/kg once daily or 4 mg/kg every 12 hour

Uncomplicated gonorrhea 

Adult Dose

400mg once daily or 200 mg every 12 hr combined with either macrolide (such as azithromycin) or alternatively doxycycline for 1 week

Child Dose

Dosage is completely dependent on the age, the severity of the condition, the patient’s response to the medicine, and their comorbidities. Your doctor may vary your dosage to regulate your blood sugar levels.

6 months to 12 years: 8mg/kg once daily or 4 mg/kg every 12 hr

Elderly Dose

Doses must be adjusted keeping in mind comorbidities. Moreover, Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is excreted mostly by kidney, therefore while administering the drug to elderly patients (65 years and above) careful consideration must be given to renal function and creatinine clearance values while deciding upon the dose.

Pregnancy use and lactation

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S. Also if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S.

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S – indicated by skin rash, swelling around the face area, wheezing, chest tightness, and breathing difficulty
  • Clostridium Difficle associated diarrhea
  • Renal failure

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S:

  • Hypersensitivity (allergy) to B-Lactams
  • Severe renal impairment (kidney damage)
  • History of kidney disease, a certain intestinal disease (colitis)
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) – an inherited condition characterized by decreased metabolism of phenylalanine, an amino acid
  • Immunizations/vaccinations as some live vaccines might not work well with Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Interaction with other medications

Certain medications could interact with Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S, hence, in that case, your doctor might alter your dosage and make sure to monitor blood sugar levels more closely. Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S. few of these drugs include:

  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin
  • Probenecid
  • Carbamazepine
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Erythromycin
  • Vancomycin

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S has some side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects

Following side effects may not require immediate medical attention until becomes troublesome:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion (stomach ache)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Mild rash

Rare Adverse Effects

Side effects to report to your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible include:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions; in this case, discontinue
  • Very rarely: pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
  • Haemolytic anemia (a blood disorder characterized by faster destruction than the production of red blood cells)
  • Encephalopathy (brain disease or damage).

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Nausea (feeling sick)  Take Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S with meals to avoid feeling sick.
  • Diarrhoea – Keep yourself hydrated by having lots of fluids and if the problem persists, consult your doctor before taking any medication for vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Stomach ache – Try to rest as much as possible and have smaller and more frequent meals. Using a heat pack or hot water bottle over the area in pain might help in giving some relief. If the pain persists and is severe, speak to your doctor.
  • Headache – Take a painkiller, rest, and keep yourself hydrated at all times.
  • High temperature – Take paracetamol to bring the temperature down and have plenty of fluids. If it persists for long, contact your doctor.
  • Mild rash – Taking an antihistamine might help. Ask your pharmacist for a suitable one. If it doesn’t go away or gets worse, contact your doctor.

Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the serious side effects.

Key facts about Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S

  • Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called “cephalosporins” (antibacterials) used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be a broad-spectrum antibiotic i.e it works against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria.
  • This antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections and will not work for viral infections (such as common cold and flu)
  • It works by preventing bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called a cell wall, thereby killing them.
  • Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is not suitable for you if you are allergic to any of its constituents or any other penicillin antibiotics.
  • It is available as tablets (chewable and non-chewable), capsules, and suspension liquid.
  • The chewable tablets may contain phenylalanine (an amino acid). If you have phenylketonuria, consult your doctor before using this form of  Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S.
  • {{product }} in suspension (liquid) form contains sucrose. If you have diabetes, consult your doctor before using it.
  • Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion (stomach ache), headache, and dizziness.
  • It is prescribed to adults and children above 6 months of age.
  • Matter of concern arises if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling on the face, and difficulty breathing, in which case you need to inform your doctor immediately.

FAQs

#1. How exactly does Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S work?

It is a broad spectrum antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins that prevent bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called cell wall, thereby killing them.

#2. How long does it take for Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S to start working?

It starts working almost immediately but it may take a few days to kill the disease-causing bacteria and relieve you from the symptoms.

#3. How long will I have to take Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S for?

The duration for using Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S depends on the type of infection you have, your age, and kidney function. It is usually taken once or twice a day for 7-14 days, as prescribed by the doctor.

#4. Can I stop taking Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S?

Do not just stop taking the medicine, make sure to complete your treatment course even if you feel better.

#5. Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

No, there is no food or drink that needs to be avoided while taking Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S

#6. Can I drink alcohol with Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S?

Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S as it may cause dizziness and headaches as a side effect.

#7. What if I take too much of Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S?

If you have taken too much of the prescribed Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S you may experience common side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, headaches, dizziness and at times a mild rash as a reaction to Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S; in which case inform your doctor immediately.

#8. What if I forget to take Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S?

In case you miss a dose, take your next dose on time and do not try making up for the missed dose by doubling it up. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.

#9. Can I take Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There is no evidence of Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S being unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, however, it is better to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking the medication.

#10. Can the use of  Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S cause diarrhea?

Yes, since Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S is an antibiotic that not only kills the harmful bacteria, but can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine, it can cause diarrhoea. If diarrhea persists, inform your doctor.

#11. Is Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S safe for kidneys?

Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S does not affect kidneys when given alone, but when it is taken in combination with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase the risk of kidney damage. Therefore, it is advised to take Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S only when prescribed by your doctor.

#12. Can I drive or ride a bike after taking Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S?

Make sure you know how your body reacts while using ‘product’ as it is known to make you feel dizzy. Do not drive or use any machinery until you feel normal again.

#13. How should Cefim 400mg Capsule 5.0 ‘S be stored?

Keep the medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. The suspension (liquid) form is stored either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Keep the container tightly closed. Discard any unused medicine after 14 days. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

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