- CEF control interface unit
- cefamandole nafate
- Cefazolin sodium
- Cefazolin sodium
What other drugs could interact with this medication?
There may be an interaction between Cefaval and any of the following:
- BCG vaccine
- typhoid vaccine
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
- stop taking one of the medications,
- change one of the medications to another,
- change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
- leave everything as is.
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
How should I take Cefaval?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefaval will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Cefaval can be taken on an empty stomach or with food or milk if it causes stomach upset.
Shake the liquid form of Cefaval well before measuring a dose. To ensure that you get a correct dose, measure the suspension with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.
This medication can cause you to have false results with certain medical tests, including urine glucose (sugar) tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Cefaval.
Store the tablets and capsules at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Store Cefaval oral liquid in the refrigerator. Do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any unused medication that is older than 14 days.
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Recent reports have raised concerns of staphylococcal resistance in horses. 3-5 The isolated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains colonized both horses and people who were in contact with the horses (see Chapter 29 ). Evidence for human-to-animal transmission was reported. These strains were resistant to other antibiotics, in addition to β-lactams. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been reported more often in some referral centers. These MRSA strains present an important problem for veterinarians because they are resistant to all β-lactam antibiotics, regardless of whether they are combined with a β-lactamase inhibitor. Some of these strains remain sensitive to chloramphenicol, tetracyclines, and TMS, but there may be cases for which the only active drugs are the glycopeptide vancomycin or the oxazolidinone linezolid (Zyvox). Vancomycin has been used sporadically in the treatment of equine MRSA as an intravenous (IV) infusion at doses of 4.3 to 7.5 mg/kg body weight every 8 hours (q8h). 6,7 There are no reports of clinical use of linezolid in horses, and at the time of this writing, its use is considered to be cost prohibitive. Instituting appropriate hygiene measures and the use of topical antibiotics (i.e., mupirocin) are also recommended, particularly in hospital situations. 8
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Cefaval is an antibiotic that belongs to the family of medications known as cephalosporins. It is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria. It helps to kill or control the growth of bacteria that may cause infections of the lung, throat, skin, or bladder.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
What should I avoid while taking Cefaval?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.