Cefkem 125 Tablet

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Cefkem 125 Tablet Information

Cefkem 125 Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections, Tonsillitis, Throat Infection. Secondary and off-label uses of Cefkem 125 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Cefkem 125 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Cefkem 125 Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Cefkem 125 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Cefkem 125 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Safe while nursing. In addition, Cefkem 125 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Cefkem 125 Tablet related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Cefkem 125 Tablet contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Cefkem 125 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Cefkem 125 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Cefkem 125 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Cefkem 125 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Cefkem 125 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Endocarditis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Endocarditis
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 12 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Cefkem 125 Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cefkem 125 Tablet is used -

Severe

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Urticaria

Cefkem 125 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Cefkem 125 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Cefkem without worrying about any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Cefkem 125 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Cefkem does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Cefkem 125 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Cefkem on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Cefkem 125 Tablet on the Liver?


    Cefkem is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Cefkem 125 Tablet on the Heart?


    Cefkem is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Cefkem 125 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cefkem 125 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Cefkem 125 Tablet

  • Is this Cefkem 125 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Cefkem 125 Tablet is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Cefkem 125 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Cefkem 125 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Cefkem 125 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Cefkem 125 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Cefkem 125 Tablet


    Taking Cefkem 125 Tablet with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Cefkem 125 Tablet


    You may consume alcohol while taking Cefkem 125 Tablet. But caution is still important.

    Safe


Frequently asked Questions about Cefkem 125 Tablet

Question about 4 years ago

Can I take Cefkem if I am allergic to penicillin?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Cefkem can be taken if you are allergic to penicillin but caution must be taken because scientific evidence suggests that cross-sensitivity can occur up to 10% of patients with a history of penicillin allergy.

Question almost 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Cefkem?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Take Cefkem as long as your doctor has prescribed it. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid bacterial resistance and unpleasant side effects.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Cefkem cause hair loss?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Cefkem does not cause hair loss (alopecia). It has not been associated with hair loss till now. If you are experiencing any unusual hair loss after using this drug and you are in doubt that Cefkem is causing this effect then do discuss it with your doctor.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Cefkem cause a rash?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Cefkem might cause a rash which is a sign of an allergy to this drug. This occurs very rarely and this effect goes away after discontinuation of this drug.

Question almost 4 years ago

Does Cefkem be used for sinus infection?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Cefkem might be used to treat sinusitis (sinus infection) which is inflammation of cavities situated around the nasal passages due to infection caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. However, because of its poor activity against these bacteria Cefkem is not recommended usually for the treatment of sinus infection (sinusitis).



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 299-300

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 726

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Duricef® (cefadroxil monohydrate)

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