Novacef 500 Tablet

Introduction to Novacef 500 Tablet

Novacef 500 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 Novacef 500 Tablet Works?

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

How To Use Novacef 500 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 Novacef 500 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 Novacef 500 Tablet

  • helps in treatment of pneumonia.

Side Effects Of Novacef 500 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 Novacef 500 Tablet

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

FAQS

Novacef 500 Tablet

Q. Can Novacef treat UTI?

Yes, Novacef 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.

Novacef 500 Tablet

Q. Can you drink alcohol on Novacef?

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

Novacef 500 Tablet

Q. How long should you take Novacef?

The duration of therapy with Novacef 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.

Novacef 500 Tablet

Is cefuroxime stronger than amoxicillin?

Conclusions: Our results indicate that cefuroxime axetil twice a day is as effective as amoxicillin/clavulanate three times a day in the treatment of acute bacterial maxillary sinusitis but produces fewer adverse effects.

Novacef 500 Tablet

What does Novacef 500 do?

Novacef 500 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.

Novacef 500 Tablet

Q. How long does Novacef take to work?

The amount of time Novacef 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.

Novacef 500 Tablet

What is Althrocin 500mg used for?

Althrocin 500 tablet is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by the bacteria, such as infections of the lungs, airways, throat, ear, intestine, reproductive tract, urinary tract and skin infe. It contains erythromycin as its active substance that belongs to the Macrolide class of antibiotics.

Novacef 500 Tablet

What are the side effects of cefuroxime?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain may occur. Dizziness and drowsiness may occur less frequently, especially with higher doses. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Novacef 500 Tablet

Is cefuroxime an antibiotic?

Cefuroxime is in a class of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics such as cefuroxime will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

Novacef 500 Tablet

Q. Can Novacef be taken on an empty stomach?

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

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Safety Advice For Novacef 500 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 Novacef 500 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 Novacef 500 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