Bicef 250 Mg Tablet 10
Cefadroxil is used to treat bacterial infections. It is also used for the treatment of symptoms associated with meningitis. Additionally, Cefadroxil is used to infections of heart (bacterial endocarditis) during surgery.
How does the drug work?
Cefadroxil belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. It is a bactericidal agent that acts by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis, thereby preventing bacterial infection.
What are the common side effect?
The most common reported side effects of cefadroxil are allergy, flushing, injection site burning and pain, chest pain, dizziness, skin rash, headache, heartburn, black and bloody stools, and bloating.
• Avoid Bicef syrup if an allergic reaction has been experienced in the past with Bicef ingredients or similar products.
• Bicef medication is not recommended for newborns who suffer from high blood bilirubin levels. Use of the drug in newborns and infants may increase the risk of Bicef side effects.
• Bicef drug caUSES drowsiness and dizziness, and should not be used while performing any work that requires mental alertness, such as driving or operating machinery.
• Pregnant women should take the drug in the doctor’s supervision to avoid the adverse effects of Bicef syrup.
• Patients suffering from bowel disorders, gallbladder diseases, poor nutrition, or blood clotting problems should avoid Bicef medicine.
• Diabetic patients should have regular monitoring of blood glucose levels, as Bicef syrup may alter blood glucose levels.
1. I am scheduled for a dental surgery. Can I take cefadroxil? Yes. You can take cefadroxil before the dental surgery to avoid bacterial infections.
2. Is cefadroxil safe for the patients with heart conditions? Yes. cefadroxil is safe to treat bacterial infections in the patients with heart conditions such as artificial heart valves, and bacterial endocarditis
3. I experience diarrhea while using cefadroxil. Should I stop using the drug? Diarrhea is the common side effect of cefadroxil medicine. Report it to the doctor before the side effect worsens.
4. Which drugs should I avoid while taking cefadroxil? Patients should avoid warfarin (anticoagulants), gentamicin (aminoglycoside), cyclosporine or heparin while taking cefadroxil medicine as they may have drug-drug interaction
5. Can I take BCG injection (TB vaccine) while taking cefadroxil injection? No, live vaccines such as BCG or typhoid may decrease the effectiveness of cefadroxil injection.