Cefam 250mg Tablet

Medically reviewed by Dr. Swaroop Choudhari | Written By Kunal V Kumar

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 4:00 am

Cefam 250mg Tablet

Uses of Cefam 250mg Tablet

Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet

The most common side effects of Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet

Do not use Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet works

Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet

The dosage of Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet

Q.1) Can I buy Cefam 250mg Tablet without a prescription? Ans. No, you need a valid prescription to buy Cefam 250mg Tablet. Q.2) What are the usages of Cefam 250mg Tablet? Ans. Cefam 250mg Tablet is used to treat Bacterial infections (Ear, Nose, Throat, GU Tract, Respiratory Tract, Skin). Q.3) How to use Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet work? Ans. Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet safe to use? Ans. It is safe to use Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet? Ans. The common side effects of Cefam 250mg 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 Cefam 250mg Tablet banned in India? Ans. Cefam 250mg Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.8) Can I consume alcohol while taking Cefam 250mg Tablet? Ans. Any harmful side effects with consumption of alcohol are not found. However; please avoid drinking alcohol while taking Cefam 250mg Tablet. Heavy drinking alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Q.9) How long does the effect of Cefam 250mg Tablet last? Ans. Effect of Cefam 250mg Tablet lasts for an average of 4-8 hours.

Alternate Brands

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

Cefakind 250mg Tablet  ( Mankind Pharma Ltd. )

143.00  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Bactum 250mg Tablet  ( Prayas Pharmaceuticals )

179.60  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

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. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.

About Author

Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 11 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.

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