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Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S

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FORMULACephradine 500 mg
COMPANYGSK Consumer Healthcare
TYPECapsule
About

About

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate bacteria and its toxins, that cause respiratory infections, otitis media, UTIs, and skin infections. This drug is available in different formats, such as capsule (solid format), suspension (liquid format), and bottled in an injection vial.

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose.

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. Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is to be taken 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 Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is considered safe enough to be prescribed to children. Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S may even be prescribed to pregnant and to lactating mothers in certain cases under the care of a doctor. Fatigue, dizziness, headache, and stomach problems are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S, these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days. Alcohol consumption is not advised while ingesting Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S as that would result in extreme dizziness. Unnecessary consumption of Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is not advised.

Indications

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S can be used to treat: 

  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Bacterial chest infections
  • Throat infections 
  • Bacterial ear infections 
  • Sinusitis 

How Does Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S Work

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose.

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. Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 '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 Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

A tablet or two of 500mg per day is most prescribed, to be taken for either 7 or 14 days. Dosage can be different for different patients depending upon their illness and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

Child Dosage

For patients below the age of 18 years, the dosage is dependent entirely on the patient's weight and the severity of the individual's illness. Commonly, a tablet of 500mg, a day is prescribed.

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems, a lowered dose of Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when necessary and under the supervision of a physician. Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is found in breast milk in trace amounts and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S:

  • Allergy to Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S or any other medicine (especially any antibiotic) or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease
  • Moderate to severe liver disease
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S:

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • Pregnancy 
  • Breastfeeding women 
  • Elderly patients 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S:

  • Other antibiotics 
  • Vaccines (e.g., typhoid vaccine)
  • Metformin 
  • Probenecid 
  • Comb’s test
  • Glucose test
  • Urine test

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Diarrhea 
  • Fatigue 
  • Dizziness
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches  
  • Bruising/itchiness/discomfort at the injection site (if the drug is used in its injectable format)

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of applying Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

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

  • Oral thrush
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling of hands, ankles, and feet
  • Abdominal cramps/pain
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea 
  • Change in vaginal discharge for women 

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; salt water 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. Can Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S Be Used If a Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#2. How Does Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S Work?

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S essentially stops the production of bacterial cell walls, making the microorganism susceptible to elimination by the body’s defense system.

#3. How to Use Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S?

Or, if the drug is taken in its capsule form, then, {{the product}} is to be ingested orally (by mouth) twice or thrice, daily, or as directed by the doctor. It can be ingested either with or without food. The patient is advised to take each dose at the same time each day keeping a 6- or 8-12-hour gap in between each dose.

#4. Is Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S Safe to Give to Elderly Patients?

Yes. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S.

#5. Can I Consume Alcohol With Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S?

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

#6. Will Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S 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 Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S?

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

#8. Is It Safe to Have Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S Along with Oral Contraceptives?

Yes. There is no evidence to suggest that Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#9. Does Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S Cause Addiction?

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

#10. Can Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S Be Used If the Patient Are Having Flu Symptoms?

Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#11. Can I Take Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S During My Pregnancy?

Yes,Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S 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 Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S?

Yes. Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Velosef 500mg Capsule 6 'S under the supervision of a doctor.

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