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Some people who are allergic to penicillin antibiotics may not be able to take Seferat, so make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other antibiotic.
This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to Seferat or Beta-lactam Antibiotics. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea or vomiting, swelling of lips, hands, and feet.
Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea
Discontinue the use of this medicine as per the doctor’s instructions if severe diarrhea occurs after receiving Seferat. This medicine may cause an imbalance in the microbial flora of the large intestine, decreasing the gut-friendly bacteria and promoting the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium difficile, resulting in severe diarrhea.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding. Regular monitoring of prothrombin time is necessary in such cases. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made based on the CrCl or eGFR.
Use in pediatrics
This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 6 months of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established in this particular age group.
Usage of Seferat without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.
How is this medicine (Seferat Capsules and Tablets) best taken?
Use this medicine (Seferat capsules and tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take with or without food.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep using this medicine (Seferat capsules and tablets) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before taking Seferat :
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Seferat; other cephalosporin antibiotics.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are currently taking.
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had gastrointestinal disease
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, a certain intestinal disease (colitis).
- If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid aspartame (or phenylalanine) in your diet, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this medication safely.
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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, confusion or weakness;
- a seizure (convulsions);
- low blood cell counts--sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, swollen gums, mouth sores, skin sores, rapid heart rate, pale skin, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, feeling light-headed;
- kidney problems--little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or
- severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
- indigestion, stomach pain;
- nausea, vomiting; or
- vaginal itching or discharge.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Generic Name: Seferat (sef IX eem)Brand Name: Suprax
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Mar 29, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum
Seferat 400 mg orally in a single dose, or ceftriaxone 125 mg IM in a single dose, or ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally in a single dose, or ofloxacin 400 mg orally in a single dose, or levofloxacin 250 mg orally in a single dose, plus, if chlamydial infection is not ruled out azithromycin 1 gm orally in a single dose or doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days.
Quinolones should not be used for infections acquired in Asia or the Pacific, including Hawaii. In addition, use of quinolones is inadvisable for treating infections acquired in California and in other areas with increased prevalence of quinolone resistance.
What should I avoid while taking Seferat?
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.
What is the dosage for Seferat?
The recommended adult dose for otitis media, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and urinary tract infections is 400 mg once daily or divided and given as 200 mg every 12 hours. Pediatric patients (6 months and older) have a recommended dose of 8 mg/kg/day once daily or in two doses of 4/mg/kg every 12 hours.
Is Seferat safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Safety in pregnancy has not been established for Seferat. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women; however, studies in animals suggest no important effects on the fetus.
Safety in nursing mothers has not been established. It is not known if Seferat is excreted in breast milk.
Before taking Seferat
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking Seferat it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. It is particularly important that you tell your doctor if you have had a bad reaction to a penicillin or cephalosporin antibiotic.
- If you have any problems with the way your k >