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Palcef may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Palcef is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there ... View More
Palcef is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not har... View More
Palcef may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Palcef should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Palcef may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Palcef is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Palcef may not be needed in these... View More
Palcef is an antibiotic medicine used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the respiratory tract (eg. pneumonia)... View More
Uses of Palcef
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Palcef
- Allergic reaction
How to use Palcef
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Palcef may be taken with or without food, but it ... View More
How Palcef works
Palcef is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to... View More
What if you forget to take Palcef?
If you miss a dose of Palcef, 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 re... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Palcef to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
- Discontinue Palcef and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your st... View More
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Palcef as it may cause increased side effects.
Community-acquired pneumonia, Susceptible infections, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Sore throat, Soft tissue infections, Respiratory tract infections, Acute ... View More
May be taken with or without food.
Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Skin/Skin Structure Infections 300 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Respiratory Tract Infections, Acute Maxillary Sinusitis 30... View More
<6 months: Safety and efficacy not established 6 months-12 years: 7 mg/kg PO q12hr for 5-10 days or 14 mg/kg PO q24hr for 10 days >12 years or >43... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <30 300 mg once daily.
Mode of Action
Cefdinir binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bac... View More
Penicillin-sensitive patients; superinfection; seizure; pseudomembranous colitis; pregnancy, lactation; renal or hepatic insufficiency. Lactation: Un... View More
>10% Diarrhea (8-15%) 1-10% Vaginal moniliasis (<4%),Nausea (3%),Rash (3%),Headache (2%),Increased urine leukocytes (2%),Increased urine protein (1... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Unknown whether drug is excreted in milk
Concomitant admin w/ antacids or Fe supplements reduce the rate and extent of absorption. Admin w/ Fe supplements may cause reddish stools. Decreased re... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More