Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S

Description
  • Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S contains Cephradine as an active ingredient
  • Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is used to treat bacterial infections, including upper respiratory infections, ear infections, skin infections, and urinary tract infections
  • Take this medication orally with or without meals usually twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor
  • Take this medication exactly as prescribed by the doctor
Type

Capsule

Feature

500mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Cephradine

Composition

Cephradine 500 mg

Brand

Platinum Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate bacteria and its toxins, that cause respiratory infections, otitis media, UTIs, and skin infections. This drug is available in different formats, such as capsule (solid format), suspension (liquid format), and bottled in an injection vial.

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be taken for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is considered safe enough to be prescribed to children. Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S may even be prescribed to pregnant and to lactating mothers in certain cases under the care of a doctor. Fatigue, dizziness, headache, and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S, these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days. Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S as that would result in extreme dizziness. Unnecessary consumption of Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is not advised.

Indications

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S can be used to treat: 

  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Bacterial chest infections
  • Throat infections 
  • Bacterial ear infections 
  • Sinusitis 

How Does Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Work

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

A tablet or two of 500mg per day is most prescribed, to be taken for either 7 or 14 days. Dosage can be different for different patients depending upon their illness and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

Child Dosage

For patients below the age of 18 years, the dosage is dependent entirely on the patient’s weight and the severity of the individual’s illness. Commonly, a tablet of 500mg, a day is prescribed.

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems, a lowered dose of Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician. Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is found in breast milk in trace amounts and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S or any other medicine (especially any antibiotic) or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease
  • Moderate to severe liver disease
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Pregnancy 
  • Breastfeeding women 
  • Elderly patients 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S:

  • Other antibiotics 
  • Vaccines (e.g., typhoid vaccine)
  • Metformin 
  • Probenecid 
  • Comb’s test
  • Glucose test
  • Urine test

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Diarrhea 
  • Fatigue 
  • Dizziness
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches  
  • Bruising/itchiness/discomfort at the injection site (if the drug is used in its injectable format)

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of applying Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Oral thrush
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of hands, ankles, and feet
  • Abdominal cramps/pain
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea 
  • Change in vaginal discharge for women 

How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches– In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Fatigue– Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days
  • Stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea) -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take the medication with food. It is important to have plenty of fluids during this time.
  • Loss of appetite– having smaller meals at regular mealtimes or regular intervals is advised. The patient is asked to snack on healthy and nutritious snacks such as dry fruits throughout the day.
  • Change in taste- this tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment; salt water with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar-free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.

FAQs

#1. Can Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Be Used If a Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#2. How Does Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Work?

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S essentially stops the production of bacterial cell walls, making the microorganism susceptible to elimination by the body’s defense system.

#3. How to Use Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

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#4. Is Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Safe to Give to Elderly Patients?

Yes. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S.

#5. Can I Consume Alcohol With Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#6. Will Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#7. What are Common Side Effects Caused BY Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, and vomiting)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Soreness at the site of injection
  • Increased thirst 
  • Headache 

#8. Is It Safe to Have Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Along with Oral Contraceptives?

Yes. There is no evidence to suggest that Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#9. Does Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Cause Addiction?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#10. Can Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S Be Used If the Patient Are Having Flu Symptoms?

Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#11. Can I Take Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S During My Pregnancy?

Yes,Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#12. Is It Safe to Have Painkillers While Taking Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S?

Yes. Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Velora 500mg Capsule 12 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.