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Consuming alcohol with Cefaz does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefaz is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Cefaz should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is elim... View More
Cefaz may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefaz is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cefaz is recommended. However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying... View More
Cefaz should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefaz may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Dose adjust... View More
Cefaz is an antibiotic belonging to the cephalosporin group, which is used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of ... View More
Uses of Cefaz
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Cefaz
- Abnormal liver function tests
How to use Cefaz
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Cefaz works
Cefaz 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 Cefaz?
If you miss a dose of Cefaz, please consult your doctor.
- Your doctor has prescribed Cefaz 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 Cefaz 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
Pneumonia, Meningitis, Acute otitis media, Lyme disease, Typhoid fever, Otitis media, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Septicemia, Skin and Skin-Structure I... View More
IV/IM Administration IV: Infuse intermittently over 30 minutes IM: Inject deep into large muscle mass
Susceptible infections IV/IM 1-2 g/day, up to 4 g/day for severe infections. Intra-abdominal Infections Complicated, mild-to-moderate, community ac... View More
Children: IV, IM: 50–75 mg/kg/day, max 2 g/day q24h 50 mg/kg, max 1 g, 1–3 doses IM for AOM q24h 100 mg/kg/day for meningitis, max 4 g/day q12h
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <10 Max: 2 g daily.
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins; hyperbilirubinaemic neonates. Do not use calcium or calcium-containing solutions or products with or within 48 hr of... View More
Mode of Action
Ceftriaxone binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in ... View More
History of penicillin allergy; severe renal impairment; pregnancy and lactation; superinfection. Lactation: Drug enters breast milk in low concentrat... View More
>10% Induration after IM injection (5-17%) 1-10% Eosinophilia (6%),Thrombocytosis (5%),Diarrhea (3%),Elevated hepatic transaminases (3%),Leukopenia... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug enters breast milk in low concentrations; use with caution
May increase nephrotoxicity of aminoglycosides. May diminish therapeutic effect of BCG, typhoid vaccine, Na picosulfate. May increase anticoagulant effe... 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