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Aptum 500/500 Mg Injection 1

Aptum 500/500 Mg Injection 1

APTUM

    • Rs. 102.90

    Uses:

    Cefoperazone is used to treat typhoid fever and bacterial infections. Sulbactam is used to treat bacterial infections.

    How does the drug work ?

    Cefoperazone kills the bacteria by acting on their cell wall. It prevents the synthesis of a cell wall substance which is required for the survival of the bacterium. Sulbactam belongs to the class called beta-lactamase inhibitor. Beta-lactamase is the chemical enzyme produced by bacteria. Beta-lactamase inhibits the actions of antibiotics. Sulbactam binds to these enzymes and restricts the degradation of antibiotic.

    What are the common side effects ?

    The side effects which may occur with cefoperazone are a decrease in the blood cell count, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The common reported side effects of sulbactam are abdominal pain, allergic reaction, hives, redness of skin, ankle swelling, limb swelling, and difficulty in swallowing, shortness of breath, facial swelling, stomach cramp, and wheezing.

    Important Information for Safe Use:

    • Don’t use Aptum drug if there is a previous history of allergic reaction to it or any ingredients present in it.

    • Patients taking Aptum drug should not perform activities that require alertness such as driving and operating machinery.

    • Maintain caution while using Aptum drug in case of any liver and kidney diseases. Dose alterations are done by the doctor if needed.

    • Avoid using Aptum drug if a previous allergic reaction was seen with any of its ingredients or their related compounds.

    • If diarrhea occurs, then stop the medication and consult a doctor. Diarrhea can be an indication of new infection during the treatment with Aptum.

    • Do not stop Aptum medication in the middle of the treatment; even if the condition improves.

    • Continue the drug use even after feeling well. Use full course of treatment as there is a chance of rebounding effects.

    • Aptum reduces the effect of birth control pills so consult a doctor before using Aptum drug along with birth control pills.

    • Consult the doctor before taking Aptum medication in case of pregnancy, plan for pregnancy or breastfeeding.

    FAQs:
    Cefoperazone

    1. Is cefoperazone toxic to the kidneys? When given alone, cefoperazone is not toxic. But in combination with other antibiotics, it can lead to kidney toxicity.

    2. Is cefoperazone safe to use? Yes. When used within the prescribed limits, it is safe to use cefoperazone.

    3. Can a breastfeeding woman use cefoperazone? Yes. It is acceptable to use cefoperazone during lactation as prescribed by the doctor.

    4. What happens if alcohol is taken while on cefoperazone medication? Taking alcohol while using cefoperazone medicine can increase side effects such as redness and warmth skin, an increase in heart rate, tingling sensation, etc.

    5. Can I stop taking cefoperazone if I feel better? Do not stop taking cefoperazone unless told by your doctor although you feel better. Sulbactam

    1. I am diagnosed with jaundice. Can I take sulbactam? No, sulbactam further increases the symptoms of jaundice.

    2. What is the dose of sulbactam in children? The dosage of sulbactam depends on the children’s age and weight. Talk to the doctor before taking the medicine.

    3. How often should I take sulbactam? The dosage and intervals of the drug depend on the severity of the condition. Antibiotics work best if you maintain the amount of drug in your body at a constant level.

    4. When should I stop taking sulbactam medicine? Do not stop the medication unless told by the doctor. Use full course of treatment as there is a chance of reoccurrence of infection.

    5. What if I have an overdose? An overdose of sulbactam may cause seizures. So, do not overdose or self-medicate.

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