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Furocef IV/IM750mg/vial

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Renata Limited
Generic: Cefuroxime
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Furocef IV/IM does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Furocef IV/IM is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however,... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Furocef IV/IM is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is ... View More
DrivingDriving
NOT RELEVANT
Not relevant, as Furocef IV/IM is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
KidneyKidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Furocef IV/IM in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
LiverLiver
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There is limited information available on the use of Furocef IV/IM in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Furocef IV/IM is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the lungs (e.g. pneumonia), ea... View More

Uses of Furocef IV/IM

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Furocef IV/IM

Common
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Diarrhea

How to use Furocef IV/IM

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Furocef IV/IM works

Furocef IV/IM is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them... View More

What if you forget to take Furocef IV/IM?

If you miss a dose of Furocef IV/IM, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to ... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Your doctor has prescribed Furocef IV/IM 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 come back and harder to ... View More
  • Discontinue Furocef IV/IM and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.... View More
  • 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
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Furocef IV/IM as it may cause increased side effects.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Pharyngitis, Acute otitis media, Lyme disease, Susceptible infections, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Skin and skin structure infections,Tonsillitis, Respirat... View More

Administration

Tab: May be taken with or without food. Oral susp: Should be taken with food. IV Preparation Direct injection: reconstitute in 8 mL (for 750-mg via... View More

Adult Dose

Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis 250 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Acute Bacterial Maxillary Sinusitis 250 mg PO q12hr for 10 days Acute Bacterial Exacerbation... View More

Child Dose

Children: PO 20–30 mg/kg/day q12h For bone and joint infections, up to 100 mg/kg/day IV, IM 100–150 mg/kg/day q8h

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Patients undergoing haemodialysis should receive an additional 750-mg dose after each dialysis; those undergoing continuous peritoneal... View More

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.

Mode of Action

Cefuroxime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in b... View More

Precaution

Severe renal impairment; pregnancy, lactation; hypersensitivity to penicillins. Lactation: Drug excreted in breast milk; use with caution

Side Effect

>10% Diarrhea (4-11%; depends on duration) 1-10% Decreased hemoglobin or hematocrit (10%),Eosinophilia (7%),Nausea or vomiting (3-7%),Vaginitis (<5... View More

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy Available data from published epidemiologic studies, case series, and case reports over several decades in pregnant women have not establishe... View More

Interaction

May enhance the nephrotoxic effect of strong-acting diuretics (e.g. furosemide) and aminoglycosides. May enhance the effect of oral anticoagulants. May ... 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