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Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S

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FORMULACefadroxil 1 gm
COMPANYPlatinum Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd
TYPETablet
About

About

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S belongs to a class of drugs called “Cephalosporins”, specifically used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be Beta-Lactam, a broad-spectrum antibiotic i.e it works against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria. Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is chemically composed of Cefadroxil, a 1st generation cephalosporin. It is effective against a variety of gram-negative bacteria and also some gram-positive microbes. 

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is used in the treatment of bacterial infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract and skin. It is not effective against viral infections such as flu or viral fever. Therefore, using any antibiotic when it is not required may decrease its efficacy for future infections. On the other hand, some people might be allergic to penicillin antibiotics and they will also not be able to take Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S.

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is available on prescription, in the form of drops, suspension, and capsules, tablets. Dosage of Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S depends on age, weight, patient's response to the medicine, and their comorbidities. Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is taken orally with or without food in prescribed dosage (usually  8-12 hourly) depending upon the severity of infection and kidney function. Drug dose regimen must be strictly followed without skipping to avoid bacterial resistance. Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion (stomach ache).

Indications

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is prescribed to adults and children from above 6 months of age.

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Infections of the respiratory tract like Pneumonia (nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs)
  • Sinusitis 
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Pharyngitis 
  • Urinary tract (UTIs), skin and soft tissue infections
  • Bone infections
  • Skin infections

How does Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S work

It is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called Cephalosporins. They work by preventing the bacteria from forming an important compound (peptidoglycan) for their protective outer coating, called the cell wall essential to bacterial cell survival, growth, and multiplication, thereby killing them. 

How To Use Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is to be taken orally (by mouth) twice daily or as directed by the doctor. It is advised to have Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S with food if it causes an upset stomach. If Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is to be taken more than once in a day, the patient is advised to take the doses at the same time each day keeping a 6 or 8-12 hour gap in between each dose. Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is available in tablets as well as in liquid form.

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is to be ingested for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Available form and potency

Tablet - 1000 mg (1 g)

Dosage

Adult Dosage

For adults tablets, capsules or injections are recommended for better clinical results. 

The recommended adult dose varies according to the severity of the infection which may be taken for 7-10 days till resolution of infection

  • Urinary tract Infection: 2 grams in divided doses with 12 hours gap in between
  • Skin Infections: 1 gram in divided doses with 12 hours gap in between
  • Pharyngitis: 1 gram in divided doses with 12 hours gap in between

Child Dosage

Children are usually prescribed suspension/or syrups but children above 12 years of age can be given capsules/ or tablets, in dosage depending on their weight and age, the severity of infection 

  • For tonsils, pharyngitis, impetigo, and other severe infections recommended daily dose: 30 mg/kg/day doses, twice daily, every 12 hours

Maximum Safe dose: 1 g per day for 7-10 days

  • For mild to moderate Urinary tract infections and other bacteria infections: recommended daily dose: 15 mg/kg/day doses, twice daily, every 12 hours

Maximum Safe dose: 2 g per day for 7-10 days

It must be stated that the maximum dose tends to vary with condition and patient’s general health.

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems, a lowered dose of Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician. If you suffer from kidney disease, the dosage is guided by creatinine clearance values.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

 Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is classified as a pregnancy category B drug by FDA (meaning no evidence of any risk to the fetus in controlled animal trials but insufficient data is available). If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to conceive, please consult your doctor before using Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S.

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is also secreted in human milk, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S. 

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S:

  • Allergy to Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S or penicillin
  • kidney impairment
  • Severe liver disease
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S:

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Anemia 
  • Seizures 
  • Prolonged prothrombin time 
  • Elderly patients
  • Coomb’s test can be tested positive during treatment with Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S. Make sure you provide a complete list of your prescription
  • History of colitis or Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Make sure to complete the prescribed course completely to avoid future resistance to the same bacteria 

Interactions With Other Medications

Few medicines can interact with Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S some of which are enlisted below. Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S:

  • Other antibiotics 
  • Vaccines (eg. typhoid vaccine, BCG)
  • Acyclovir 
  • Probenecid
  • Paracetamol / acetaminophen 
  • Acetazolamide 
  • Antivirals such as abacavir
  • Estrogen/estradiol
  • Warfarin 
  • Furosemide
  • Chloramphenicol 
  • Celecoxib 

Adverse effects

Like most medicines, Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S has some side effects which include:

Common Adverse Effects:

  • Nausea 
  • Indigestion (stomach ache)
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Numbness 
  • Dizziness
  • Change in the taste

Rare Adverse Effects:

Immediately consult your doctor if you notice any of the following or worse signs:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Change of color in vaginal discharge 
  • Oral thrush (opportunistic fungal infection of the mouth)
  • Very rarely: pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Cold clammy skin, discoloration of fingers
  • Convulsions

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches - In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Fatigue - Patients experiencing this adverse effect are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days
  • Stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea) - Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take the medication with food. It is important to have plenty of fluids during this time.
  • Loss of appetite - Having smaller meals at regular mealtimes or regular intervals is advised. The patient is asked to snack on healthy and nutritious snacks such as dry fruits throughout the day.
  • Change in taste - This tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment; saltwater with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar-free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.

FAQs

#1.What If I Miss A Dose Of Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#2.How To Store Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S?

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.How Does Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S Work?

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

#4.Will Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#5. Can I Take Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S During My Pregnancy?

Although Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is deemed safe to be taken during pregnancy, please consult a doctor first before using Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S

#6. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S?

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches 

#7. Does Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S Cause Addiction?

No, this drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#8. Can I Consume Alcohol With Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#9. Is Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes, this drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S.

#10. Can Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S Be Used If Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#11. What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Treatment With Cedrox 1000mg Tablet 5 'S And How Often?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on creatinine levels, serum potassium levels, prothrombin time are advised to be done along sometimes with an ECG test to monitor heart rhythm.

 

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