Cefalotin

 

General English name: Cefalotin

Application: Bacterial infection

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of cephalothin

Cephalothin Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking Cefalotin

Contraindications to cephalothin

Cephalothin consumption during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of Cefalotin on driving

Cephalothin drug interaction

Warning about taking Cefalotin

Side effects of cephalothin

Side effects of Cefalotin overdose (cephalotin poisoning)

Storage conditions of Cefalotin

 

 

 

 

 

Medicinal forms of cephalothin

Ampoule

 

Cephalothin Drug Information

Cephalothin is an antibiotic (a component of cephalosporins) that is used to kill gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and treats a variety of bacterial infections such as bloodstream infections, bone and joint infections, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and skin infections. Cephalothin prevents the spread of infection by preventing the growth of bacteria.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Cefalotin

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with the cephalothin antibiotic. If you have any questions about how to use this medicine, ask your doctor.
  • Cephalothin is usually injected intravenously (within 3-5 minutes) or intramuscularly by a nurse or doctor, and the dose and amount of the injection is determined by your doctor.
  • To improve the effect of the antibiotic cephalothin, inject the drug daily, at certain times of the day.
  • the medicine as long as it is prescribed for you. Early discontinuation of the drug may lead to recurrence of the infection.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to cephalothin

Pay attention to the expiration date of the cephalothin medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give Cefalotin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with cephalothin, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Cephalothin consumption during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. However, taking cephalothin during pregnancy does not endanger the health of the fetus, and you can use this antibiotic with a doctor's prescription.

 

The effect of Cefalotin on driving

Cephalothin can not make you drowsy, you do not need to avoid driving.

 

 Cephalothin drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications: Aminoglycosides such as vancomycin.

Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.

 

Warning about taking Cefalotin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cephalothin:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have any digestive problems (colitis).
  • If you have porphyria blood disease.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to medications or antibiotics.

 

Side effects of cephalothin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Pain, burning, redness or skin changes at the injection site

Diarrhea

Allergic symptoms such as hives, nausea, vomiting and red skin rash

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Cefalotin.

 

Side effects of Cefalotin overdose (cephalotin poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Cefalotin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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