What are the side effects of Cefarox?
Common side effects of Cefarox include:
Other side effects include:
Cefarox During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Cefarox has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Cefarox is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
There are no data on the excretion of Cefarox into human milk. Other cephalosporins are excreted into human milk in small amounts. While adverse effects are unlikely, the infant should be monitored closely.
How to take Cefarox
- Before you start taking Cefarox, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from ins >
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Cefarox Capsules and Tablets?
- If you have an allergy to Cefarox or any other part of this medicine (Cefarox capsules and tablets).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (Cefarox capsules and tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
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Before you take Cefarox, make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other antibiotic.
Complete the full course, even if you feel your infection has cleared up.
The most common side-effect is diarrhoea, which is usually mild and soon passes. If it becomes severe or lasts for more than 24 hours, you should speak with your doctor.
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Other drugs may interact with Cefarox, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Other uses for this medicine
Cefarox is also sometimes used to treat sinus infections in penicillin allergic patients, pneumonia, shigella (an infection that causes severe diarrhea), salmonella (an infection that causes severe diarrhea), and typhoid fever (a serious infection that is common in developing countries). Talk to your doctor about the risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Cefarox is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of conditions like urinary tract infections, ear infections and lung infections caused by bacteria.
Cefarox is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia).
It has the advantage of once-daily dosing. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of common cold, flu or viral infections since it is active against the infections caused by certain bacterial species only.
It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Cefarox (double dose on day 1) is the only oral antimicrobial evaluated in a randomized, controlled trial for UTI in young children with fever and was shown to be equivalent to intravenous antibiotics in children beyond the neonatal period.
Other possible antimicrobials include second and third generation cephalosporins or amoxicillin‐clavulanate potassium.
Resistance rates of E. coli to amoxicillin and trimethoprim‐sulfamethoxazole (TMP‐SMX) are 50% and 18%, respectively.
Duration of treatment is 10 to 14 days.
Uses of Cefarox Capsules and Tablets:
- It is used to treat bacterial infections.
Hello Lalainuk. I'd say yes. But I'd leave it at one glass. As you know Cefarox is an antibiotic, and as a rule antibiotics and alcohol are not mixed. When alcohol is consumned along with Cefarox, it weakens the drug, in as much as it (Cefarox) leaves your body earlier than intended. So, its not receiving the full theraputic effects of the drug. Thats why I suggested only the one glass. But, I'm not a doctor, so I'd check with your doctor or pharmacist to confirm or get thier opinion.very best to you
Treatment of infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes, Cefarox should be administered for at least 10 days
What is Cefarox, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Cefarox is a semi-synthetic (partially man-made), oral antibiotic in the cephalosporin family of antibiotics. The cephalosporin family includes cephalexin (Keflex), cefaclor (Ceclor), cefuroxime (Zinacef), cefpodoxime (Vantin), cefprozil (Cefzil), and many injectable forms. Like other cephalosporins, Cefarox stops bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria from forming the walls that surround them. The walls are necessary to protect bacteria from their environment and to keep the contents of the bacterial cell together; most bacteria cannot survive without a cell wall. Cefarox is active against a very wide spectrum of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes (the cause of strep throat), Hemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, E. coli, Klebsiella, Proteus mirabilis, Salmonella, Shigella, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The FDA approved Cefarox in April 1989.
The recommended dose of Cefarox is 400 mg daily. This may be given as a 400 mg tablet or capsule daily or the 400 mg tablet may be split and given as one half tablet every 12 hours. For the treatment of uncomplicated cervical/urethral gonococcal infections, a single oral dose of 400 mg is recommended. The capsule and tablet may be administered without regard to food.
In the treatment of infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes, a therapeutic dosage of Cefarox should be administered for at least 10 days.