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Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial

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FORMULACefotaxime 500 mg
TYPEInjection
About

About

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate gram negative as well as gram positive bacteria and its toxins,that causes meningitis,peritonitis (intra-abdominal infections),pneumonia,joint infections,sepsis and urinary tract infections.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is administered by trained medical professionals,as Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is found in solution form to be administered intramuscularly or intravenously.

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial dosage is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition,any medication the patient may be on,the patient’s weight and age as well as on any side effects felt by the patient.Dosage for each individual is determined by the doctor.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is safe to be administered to elderly patients and to infants aged 4 weeks above with normal kidney functions.

Common side effects such as headaches,lightheadedness and soreness at the site of brusicing are felt but these effects are temporary and tend to resolve themselves in a few days' time.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is not safe to be ingested along withwarfarin,certain vaccines (especially typhoid vaccine) and probenecid.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is not prescribed to patients who have known allergies to Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial or any other antibiotic.

Indications

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial can be used to treat:

  • Joint infections 
  • Meningitis 
  • Intra-abdominal infections 
  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonia 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis 
  • Other gram-negative bacterial infections (including pseudomonas infections)
  • Other gram positive bacterial infections 

How Does Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial Work

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial essentially stops the production of bacterial cell walls,making the microorganism susceptible to elimination by the body’s defense system.

How To Use Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is injected into the patient’s muscles (intramuscular pathway) most commonly or into the patient’s vein (intravenously) by a trained healthcare professional.The area where the needle is to pierce the skin,is first disinfected by an alcohol swab or any other disinfectant that the hospital has.Then the needle uncapped and solution injected into the body.The solution is injected slowly.The dosage can be divided into two separate doses, given within a span of 24 hours if need be.The area of the skin where the needle enters,may slightly bruise or remain sore for 24 hours.After the injection the needle prick is pressed down (by hand) for 20 seconds,to make sure there is no bleeding and then a band-aid is placed on top.It is advised to not mix Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial with other medicines.

A thorough medical history is taken from the patient before administering Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial to make sure that they arent ingesting any drugs that might interact negativiely with Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial such as with blood thinners (warfarin),anhydrous citric acid and certain vaccines.It is imperative that Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial be administered under the care and supervision of a physician.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Commonly Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is injected once daily in adult patients but there is not set dosage as dosage and frequency of Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial administration,changes for each patient depending on the infection,the patient’s weight,age any drugs the patient might be ingesting,the patient’s kidney functions and the patient’s response to treatment.

Child Dosage

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is safe to be administered to children aged 4 weeks and above with normal kidney and hearing functions.The dosage for children is lower than the dosage for adults and is dependent upon their weight,age,infection being treated,patient’s response to treatment and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

Elderly Dosage 

Elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems,a lowered dose of Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is considered to be relatively safe and therefore,may be prescribed to pregnant and lactating women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is found in trace amounts in breast milk but there has been no reported evidence of it causing the infant any harm.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial:

  • Allergic reaction to Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial or any other drug or ingredient
  • Severe kidney impairment 
  • Severe liver impairment 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial:

  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Penicillin sensitivity 
  • Old age 
  • Infants 
  • Pregnanct and lactating women 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial:

  • Probenecid 
  • Other antibiotics 
  • Vaccines (eg.typhoid vaccine)
  • Warfarin
  • Congugated estrogens 
  • Magnesium oxide 
  • Citric acid 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea,vomiting)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Soreness at site of injection
  • Increased thirst 
  • Headache 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Abdominal cramps/pain
  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea 
  • Fatigue 
  • Mood swings 
  • Changes in color of urine 

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.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Dehydration- Patients are recommended to always care around a water bottle with them wherever they go and periodically keep sipping to prevent thirst and extremely dry mouth.Ice pops in hot weather and energy drinks (verified by the doctor) are helpful in combating dehydration.
  • Soreness at the site of injection- a cold compress can be used for 5 minutes to ease out the soreness.

Key Facts About Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial

  • Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is an antibiotic 
  • Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is safe to be administered to children
  • Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is administered intramuscularly or intravenously 
  • Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is relatively safe to be prescribed to pregnant women
  • Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial may cause hearing difficulties and kidney impairment

 FAQ

#1.IS IT NORMAL TO FEEL LIGHTHEADED AFTER GETTING INJECTED WITH Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial?

Yes,If Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vialmakes you feel dizzy or weak,stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture.Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

#2.HOW DOES Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial WORK?

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial belongs to a wide spread chemical group known as antibiotics.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial essentially stops the production of bacterial cell walls,making the microorganism susceptible to elimination by the body’s defense system.

#3.HOW TO USE Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial?

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is injected into the patient’s muscles (intramuscular pathway) most commonly or into the patient’s vein (intravenously) by a trained healthcare professional.The area where the needle is to pierce the skin,is first disinfected by an alcohol swab or any other disinfectant that the hospital has.Then the needle uncapped and solution injected into the body.The solution is injected slowly.The dosage can be divided into two dosage given within a span of 24 hours if need be.The area of the skin where the needle enters,may slightly bruise or remain sore for 24 hours.After the injection the needle prick is pressed down (by hand) for 20 seconds,to make sure there is no bleeding and then a band-aid is placed on top.It is advised to not mix Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial with other medicines.

#4.IS Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial.

#5.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial?

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

#6.WILL Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

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

#7.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial?

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea,vomiting)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Soreness at site of injection
  • Increased thirst 
  • Headache 

#8.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial interacts with oral contraceptives.

#9.DOES Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial CAUSE ADDICTION?

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

#10.CAN Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial BE USED IF PATIENT IS HAVING FLU SYMPTOMS?

Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#11.CAN I TAKE Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#12.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Claforan 0.5gm Injection 1 vial under the supervision of a doctor.

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