Augxetil Cv 250 Mg Tablet 10
Cefuroxime Cefuroxime is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections which can be either mild to moderate or even severe. The most common cefuroxime uses include treatment of infections of the lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, bone, skin and underlying tissue, brain, etc. It is also given to prevent infections during and after a surgery. Clavulanic acid Clavulanic acid is widely used to treat the common bacterial infections, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections. Clavulanic acid is also prescribed during the myeloablative therapy followed by bone marrow transplantation.
How does the drug work ?
Cefuroxime Cefuroxime is an antibiotic agent which kills the bacteria by preventing the synthesis of their cell wall. Clavulanic acid Clavulanic acid belongs to beta-lactam antibiotic which acts by irreversibly inactivating a wide variety of beta-lactamases, thereby making the penicillin/cephalosporin drugs more potent.
What are the common side effects ?Cefuroxime The common cefuroxime side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth. The other less common but serious side effects include life-threatening skin diseases and inflammation of kidney cells. Clavulanic acid The common side effects associated with clavulanic acid are increased transaminase level in the blood, maculopapular rash, urticaria, diarrhea, and fever.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Do not drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery while taking the drug Augxetil CV.
• Avoid taking Augxetil CV drug without doctor’s consultation in case of any kidney or liver diseases.
• Do not take the drug Augxetil CV while suffering from jaundice or skin rashes.
• Avoid using the drug Augxetil CV, if allergic to any of its ingredients.
• Do not take an extra dose of the drug, if the previous one was missed.
• Do not consume alcohol while using the drug Augxetil CV.
• Be cautious while taking the drug, during diabetic or hypersensitive conditions.
1. Should I take any additional precautions for birth control while taking cefuroxime? You may use non-hormonal birth control methods such as condoms or diaphragms with spermicide. This is because cefuroxime can reduce the efficacy of hormone-based birth control pills.
2. How should I store liquid form of cefuroxime? Cefuroxime oral suspension should be stored in the refrigerator. However, do not freeze it. Discard the liquid left after 10 days of opening the container.
3. What should I do if I have an overdose with cefuroxime? In the case of an overdose with cefuroxime, you may have symptoms such as seizures (i.e. fits or black-out). You need immediate medical attention so call for help.
4. Can I take medicines to control diarrhea associated with cefuroxime? Diarrhea is a common side effect of cefuroxime which indicates a new infection. Do not take anti-diarrhea medicines without a doctor’s prescription.
5. I am planning for pregnancy. Is it safe for me to use cefuroxime? Cefuroxime is not known to harm the unborn baby. However, before using cefuroxime confirm about safety issues with your doctor. Clavulanic acid
1. Why is clavulanic acid combined with amoxicillin? Clavulanic acid, when combined with the drug amoxicillin, helps in improving its potency by preventing degradation of the drug.
2. Is clavulanic acid used only in combination with amoxicillin? No, clavulanic acid is also used in combination with other penicillins and cephalosporins such as cefixime.
3. Does clavulanic acid cause diarrhea? Yes, one of the side effects of clavulanic acid is diarrhea.
4. How does clavulanic acid help to improve the potency of amoxicillin? Clavulanic acid is a ?-lactamase inhibitor, a protein secreted by the bacteria to destroy amoxicillin. By destroying this protein, it improves the potency by preventing the degradation of the drug.
5. Is clavulanic acid an anti-biotic itself? Yes, clavulanic acid, when administered alone, has weak antibacterial activity against most organisms.