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Cefu 500mg Tablet

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION Cefu 500mg Tablet

Cefu 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), ear, throat, nasal sinus, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, bones, and joints. It is also used to prevent infections during surgery.

Cefu 500mg Tablet should be taken with food to avoid an upset stomach. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete a full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or the common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, vomiting, increased liver enzymes, nausea, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it.


USES OF CEFU TABLET

BENEFITS OF CEFU TABLET

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Cefu 500mg Tablet is a versatile antibiotic medicine that kills the infection-causing bacteria in your body. This medicine is used to treat many different types of infections such as those of the lungs (pneumonia), ear, abdomen, urinary tract, bones, joints, skin and soft tissues. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CEFU TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cefu

  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

HOW TO USE CEFU TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cefu 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW CEFU TABLET WORKS

Cefu 500mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CEFU TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Cefu 500mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

FAQs

Q. How long does Cefu 500mg Tablet take to work?

The amount of time Cefu 500mg Tablet takes to work depends on the type of infection and response of the patient to the medicine. The antibiotic may start working after you take it but for maximum effect it may require some time. Usually, the symptoms of bacterial infections start to decrease in 48 to 72 hours after starting the medication.

Q. How long should you take Cefu 500mg Tablet?

The duration of therapy with Cefu 500mg Tablet depends upon the type of infection. It is usually given for 7 days. It ranges from 5 to 10 days and depends on the response of the infection in the patient. Before starting the medication consult a doctor who will prescribe the exact duration of therapy and follow the instructions as given.

Q. Can Cefu 500mg Tablet be taken on an empty stomach?

No, Cefu 500mg Tablet should not be taken on an empty stomach like other antibiotics of its class. It should be taken twice daily after a meal. Taking Cefu 500mg Tablet with food increases the absorption rate of the drug. This further enhances the effectiveness of the medicine to treat the infection.

Q. Can Cefu 500mg Tablet treat UTI?

Yes, Cefu 500mg Tablet can be used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI). But, it is prescribed only in cases of uncomplicated UTIs for 7 to 10 days. The medication is to be prescribed by the doctor only, self-medication is not advised. The severity of the UTI decides the kind of therapy needed to treat it.
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