Vepan 500 Tablet

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Vepan 500 Tablet Information

Vepan 500 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Bacterial Infections, Tonsillitis, Throat Infection. Secondary and off-label uses of Vepan 500 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Vepan 500 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Vepan 500 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Vepan 500 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Vepan 500 Tablet's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Vepan 500 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Other contraindications of Vepan 500 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Vepan 500 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Vepan 500 Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Vepan 500 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Vepan 500 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Vepan 500 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

Vepan 500 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Vepan 500 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Vepan safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Vepan 500 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Vepan is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Vepan 500 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Vepan rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Vepan 500 Tablet on the Liver?


    Vepan is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Vepan 500 Tablet on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Vepan for the heart.

    Safe


Vepan 500 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Vepan 500 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Vepan 500 Tablet

  • Is this Vepan 500 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Vepan 500 Tablet.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Vepan 500 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Vepan 500 Tablet only as per medical advice.

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


    Vepan 500 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Vepan 500 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Vepan 500 Tablet


    You can take Vepan 500 Tablet with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Vepan 500 Tablet


    You may consume alcohol while taking Vepan 500 Tablet. But caution is still important.

    Safe


Frequently asked Questions about Vepan 500 Tablet

Question over 4 years ago

Does Vepan be used for sinus infection?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Vepan 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 Vepan is not recommended usually for the treatment of sinus infection (sinusitis).

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Vepan on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Discontinuing Vepan on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Vepan treat UTI?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Vepan can treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections which is an infection of the urinary system caused by bacteria Escherichia coli. It works by preventing the cell wall synthesis in bacteria by binding to specific proteins (penicillin-binding proteins). The cell wall protects the bacteria from the environment, in the absence of this cell wall, the bacteria becomes vulnerable and dies.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Vepan with Benadryl?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Yes Vepan can be taken with diphenhydramine. Diphenhydramine does not appear to interfere with the efficacy of Vepan. Hence, it is alright to take them together. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Can Vepan cause dizziness?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

No Vepan does not cause dizziness. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug.



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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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