Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml contains cefaclor
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is to be taken orally (via mouth) after carefully measuring out the desired dose with a calibrated dropper or needle free syringe
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is prescribed to infants and children most commonly
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is available as oral drops
Cefaclor 50 mg / 1 ml
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How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml belongs to a class of drugs called “Cephalosporins”, specifically used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be Beta-Lactam, a broad-spectrum antibiotic i.e it works against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria. Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is chemically composed of Cefaclor, a 2nd generation cephalosporin. It is effective against a variety of gram-negative bacteria and also some gram-positive microbes.
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is used in the treatment of bacterial infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract and skin. It is not effective against viral infections such as flu or viral fever. Therefore, using any antibiotic when it is not required may decrease its efficacy for future infections. On the other hand, some people might be allergic to penicillin antibiotics and hence they will not be able to take Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml.
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is available on prescription, in the form of liquid given as oral drops. Dosage of Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml depends on age, weight, patient’s response to the medicine, and their comorbidities. Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is taken orally with or without food in prescribed dosage (usually 8-12 hourly) depending upon the severity of infection and kidney function. Drug dose regimen must be strictly followed without skipping to avoid bacterial resistance. Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion (stomach ache).
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is prescribed to children commonly above 6 months of age. It is used in the treatment of:
- Infections of respiratory tract like Pneumonia (nose,throat,larynx,trachea, bronchi, lungs)
- Urinary tract (UTIs), skin and soft tissue infections
- Bone infections
- Skin infections
How does Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml work
It is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called Cephalosporins.They work by preventing the bacteria from forming an important compound (peptidoglycan) for their protective outer coating, called the cell wall essential to bacterial cell growth and multiplication, thereby killing them.
How To Use Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is to be taken orally (by mouth) twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be taken either with or without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping an 8-12 hour gap in between each dose. The liquid form is available as oral drops for use in pediatric patients. Make sure to follow the doctor’s advice carefully regarding dosage and proper use.
Oral drops are available along with a calibrated dropper or given through a syringe (with needle removed) for dispensing out accurate doses. Gently hold your childs mouth and have him sit/ or hold your child in upright position and insert the device into babies mouth such that it extends ahead of gumline, then slowly squeeze out the drops into the mouth without excessive pressure on device.
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. Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml 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 Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.
Available Potencies and Forms
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is available as capsule, suspensions, drops in the following potencies:
-125 mg/ 5 ml
-250 mg/ 5 ml
- Oral Drops
– 50mg/1 ml
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is prescribed to children, adults should take oral capsules for greater therapeutic benefits
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is not recommended for use in neonates less than a month old. Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml can be given to infants older than 1 month, in prescribed dosage as directed by the doctor, orally, 8-12 hourly, twice or thrice depending on dose and infection
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is prescribed to children, while adults/ elderly should take oral capsules. As such no major risk or toxicity is imposed in the elderly, however since the majority of this drug is removed by the kidney;any comorbidities and kidney function must be considered before starting the therapy. Dose adjustment is required in such cases.
Pregnancy Use And Lactation
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is classified as a Pregnancy category B drug by FDA (meaning no evidence of any risk to the human fetus in controlled animal trials but insufficient data is available). If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml. Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is also secreted in human milk, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml.
Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml:
- Allergy to Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml or penicillin
- kidney impairment
- Severe liver disease
- Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml:
- Mild to moderate liver impairment
- Mild to moderate kidney impairment
- Prolonged prothrombin time
- Eldery patients
- Coomb’s test can be tested positive during treatment with Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml. Make sure you provide a complete list of your prescription to the laboratory and doctors.
Interactions With Other Medications
Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml:
- Other antibiotics
- Vaccines (eg. typhoid vaccine, BCG)
- Paracetamol / acetaminophen
- Antivirals such as abacavir
Like most medicines, Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml has some side effects which include:
Common Adverse Effects
- Indigestion (stomach ache)
- Abdominal pain
- Change in the taste
Rare Adverse Effects
Immediately consult your doctor if you notice any of the following or worse signs:
- Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Change of colour in vagianl discharge
- Oral thrush (opportunistic fungal infection of mouth)
- Very rarely: pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
- Watery or bloody diarrhea
- Cold clammy skin, discoloration of fingers
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 to over burden themselves for a few days
- Stomach upset (nausea,vomiting and/or diarrhea) -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication with food.It is important to have plenty of fluids during this time.
- Loss of appetite– having smaller meals at regular meal times or at 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;saltwater 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.
#1.What If I Miss A Dose Of Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml?
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 dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.
#2.How To Store Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml?
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.
#3. What If I Take Too Much Of Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml?
In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.
#4. Can I Take Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml During My Pregnancy?
Yes, Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy only under the care and supervision of a medical professional.
#5. How Does Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml Work?
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics.Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.
#6. For How Long Will I Have To Take Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml?
Exact dose is set by your doctor according to the severity of infection. complete the entire course of medication to avoid resistance in future.
#7. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml?
- Abdominal cramps
- Changes in sense of taste
- Loss of appetite
#8. Does Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml Cause Addiction?
No, this drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.
#9. Can Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml Be Used IF Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?
Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Cefgard 50mg/ml Drop 15 ml is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.