Defurox 250mg Tablet

Introduction to Defurox 250mg Tablet

Defurox 250mg Tablet contains Cefuroxime (Cephalosporin Antibiotic) which is used in the treatment of Various Bacterial Infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs); Lyme disease (an infection that may develop after a person is bitten by a tick); and gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease);

  • Antibiotics such as cefuroxime will not show any effect in case of flu, colds, or other viral infections.
  • Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

 

How Defurox 250mg Tablet Works?

Cefuroxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic exhibit their activity by retarding the growth of harmful bacteria.

How To Use Defurox 250mg Tablet

  • Follow the dose schedule as mentioned by your doctor.
  • It can be taken with or without food but at around the same times every day

Special Precautions About Defurox 250mg Tablet

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to cefuroxime; other cephalosporin antibiotics or any other medications.
  • If you are taking antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum, take them at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after cefuroxime.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had gastrointestinal disease, especially colitis (condition that causes swelling in the lining of the colon [large intestine]), or kidney or liver disease.

Benefits Of Defurox 250mg Tablet

  • helps in treatment of pneumonia.

Side Effects Of Defurox 250mg Tablet

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • wheezing (high pitched sound while Breathing)
  • Swelling of the face and throat
  • Swelling of the eyes and tongue

What If I Missed A Dose Of Defurox 250mg Tablet

If you miss a dose, consult your doctor. Do not double up the doses to compensate for missed doses.

FAQS

Defurox 250mg Tablet

Q. Can you drink alcohol on Defurox?

No, alcohol consumption should be avoided while taking Defurox. Although not common but there are chances of severe reaction on taking alcohol with Defurox which could prove harmful for the patient. Consult your physician before you start taking this medication.

Defurox 250mg Tablet

Q. Can Defurox treat UTI?

Yes, Defurox 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.

Defurox 250mg Tablet

Q. How long should you take Defurox?

The duration of therapy with Defurox 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.

Defurox 250mg Tablet

Q. Can Defurox be taken on an empty stomach?

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

Defurox 250mg Tablet

Q. How long does Defurox take to work?

The amount of time Defurox 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.

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Safety Advice For Defurox 250mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Liver

Consult your doctor and inform them if you already have some liver conditions.

Kidney

Consult your doctor and inform them if you already have some kidney conditions.

Alcohol

Consult your doctor and inform them about your alcohol habit before taking Defurox 250mg Tablet.

Driving

Consult your doctor if you feel any conditions like dizziness.

Pregnancy

It is safe to take During Pregnancy.

Breast feeding

It is safe to take during Breastfeeding.

Liver

Consult your doctor and inform them if you already have some liver conditions.

Kidney

Consult your doctor and inform them if you already have some kidney conditions.

Alcohol

Consult your doctor and inform them about your alcohol habit before taking Defurox 250mg Tablet.

Driving

Consult your doctor if you feel any conditions like dizziness.

Pregnancy

It is safe to take During Pregnancy.

Breast feeding

It is safe to take during Breastfeeding.

Health And Lifestyle

Consume nutritious meals, stay hydrated, take enough rest, and avoid smoking and drinking habits.

Drug Interaction

  • Omeprazole
  • Probenacid
  • Mycophenolic Acid

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • Grapefruit juice and dietary supplements containing calcium may reduce efficacy of antibiotics.

Disease Explanation

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Bacterial infections are caused by bacterial growth in our Body. You can get sick from getting harmful bacteria in your skin, Gatro Intestinal tract, lungs, heart, brain, blood or anywhere else in your body.

Update on: Tuesday, 7 May, 2024

Written By:

Written By:

Rakshita Garg

Sources

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601206.html