Altacef 500mg Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Naresh Dang | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:55 am

Altacef 500mg Tablet

Uses of Altacef 500mg Tablet

Altacef 500mg Tablet is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Bacterial infections (Ear, Nose, Throat, GU Tract, Respiratory Tract, Skin)

Side effects of Altacef 500mg Tablet

The most common side effects of Altacef 500mg Tablet are – Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Dryness In Mouth, Altered Taste, Abdominal Pain, Agitation, Anxiety, Fever, Constipation, Allergic Reaction, Impaired Concentration, Sweating, Headache

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Altacef 500mg Tablet

Do not use Altacef 500mg Tablet if you are allergic to – Cefuroxime

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Altacef 500mg Tablet.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Altacef 500mg Tablet works

Altacef 500mg Tablet contains – Cefuroxime

Cefuroxime interferes with bacterial cell wall synthesis by inhibiting the final step in the crosslinking of peptidoglycan strands. Peptidoglycan makes the cell membrane rigid and protective. Without it, bacterial cells rupture and die.

Dosage of Altacef 500mg Tablet

The dosage of Altacef 500mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Altacef 500mg Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Altacef 500mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

Overdose symptoms – Seizure (Abnormal electrical activity in the brain)

Onset of Action Altacef 500mg Tablet

Time taken to show the effect of the drug: Oral dose 1 to 2 hours, intramuscular dose 15 to 60 minutes, intravenous dose 2 to 5 minutes.

Duration of Action Altacef 500mg Tablet

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 4 to 8 hours.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Not found any harmful side effects with alcohol consumption. However; consult your doctor before consumption.

Pregnancy

It is safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. However; consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breastfeeding

This medicine is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Driving

Information is not available right now; please consult your doctor.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions About Altacef 500mg Tablet

Q.1) Can I buy Altacef 500mg Tablet without a prescription? Ans. No, you need a valid prescription to buy Altacef 500mg Tablet. Q.2) What are the usages of Altacef 500mg Tablet? Ans. Altacef 500mg Tablet is used to treat Bacterial infections (Ear, Nose, Throat, GU Tract, Respiratory Tract, Skin). Q.3) How to use Altacef 500mg Tablet? Ans. It is usually taken every 4-8 hours a day with or without food. Please Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Q.4) How does Altacef 500mg Tablet work? Ans. Altacef 500mg Tablet contains Cefuroxime. Cefuroxime interferes with bacterial cell wall synthesis by inhibiting the final step in the crosslinking of peptidoglycan strands. Peptidoglycan makes the cell membrane rigid and protective. Without it, bacterial cells rupture and die. Q.5) Is Altacef 500mg Tablet safe to use? Ans. It is safe to use Altacef 500mg Tablet if you are not allergic to antibiotics and Cefuroxime. To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines. Q.6) What are the side effects of Altacef 500mg Tablet? Ans. The common side effects of Altacef 500mg Tablet are Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Dryness In Mouth, Altered Taste, Abdominal Pain, Agitation, Anxiety, Fever, Constipation, Allergic Reaction, Impaired Concentration, Sweating, Headache. Q.7) Is Altacef 500mg Tablet banned in India? Ans. Altacef 500mg Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Altacef 500mg Tablet? Ans. Any harmful side effects with consumption of alcohol are not found. However; please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Altacef 500mg Tablet. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Altacef 500mg Tablet last? Ans. Effect of Altacef 500mg Tablet lasts for an average of 4-8 hours.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Cerom 500mg Tablet  ( Abbott India Ltd. )

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Cefakind 500mg Tablet  ( Mankind Pharma Ltd. )

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Interaction

Drug :- aminoglycosides, loop diuretics: Increased risk of nephrotoxicity.

antacids, H2-receptor antagonists, omeprazole: Decreased cefuroxime axetil absorption.

probenecid: Increased and prolonged blood cefuroxime level.

About Reviewer

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the managememnt of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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