Cetil 500mg (Cefuroxime tablet)
Cetil 500mg tablets contain Cefuroxime a second generation oral cephalosporin antibiotic agent prescribed for the treatment of different bacterial infections, including severe and life-threatening ones. It is a bactericidal cephalosporin antibiotic that is resistant to most lactamases, and is active against a wide range of gram negative and gram positive organisms. The activity of the drug Cetil depends on in-vivo hydrolysis, and release of Cefuroxime.
What is Cetil used for?
Cetil 500mg is an antibiotic agent that helps in relieving bacteria-induced infections. It is indicated for the treatment of patients with:
• Community-acquired pneumonia
• Urinary tract infections
• Uncomplicated skin
• Sexually transmitted diseases
How does Cetil work?
Cetil 500mg contain Cefurozime an antibacterial drug has bactericidal activity against a broad range of common pathogens, including beta-lactamase producing strains. The bactericidal activity of Cefuroxime leads to inhibition of cell wall synthesis by adhering to important target proteins. Cefuroxime Axetil has good stability to bacterial beta-lactamases.
What are the side effects of Cetil?
Like other medicines, Cetil may cause side effects. Seek medical attention, in case the given troubles arise:
• Stomach related problems
• Ulcers in the mouth
• Painful mouth and sores
• Swollen glands
• Skin rashes
• Stiffness of muscles and joints
• Bloody or watery diarrhea
Do not get alarmed by the list of side effects as you may or may not have all of them. These side effects are not necessarily to occur at the same time. You may or may not have any of these side effects. In case you feel extreme discomfort, you should always visit your doctor.
What medications interact with Cetil?
Please inform your doctor if you are consuming, or have recently consumed any other medicines, including medicine obtained without a prescription.
Tell your doctor if you are taking:
• Bacterial vaccines
• Ethacrynic acid
• Coumarin anticoagulants
The list is not complete, ask your doctor to provide you the complete list of drugs that may negatively interact with Cetil and avoid these drugs. If you are already taking these drugs, then inform your doctor about it.
When should Cetil not be used?
Cetil 500 mg should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to Cetil or to other beta-lactams, such as penicillin and cephalosporins.
How should Cetil be taken?
Cetil is a prescription drug. The dose of the drug depends on the condition of the patient, and the type of illness is being used to treat. One should take the tablet as prescribed by the doctor. You should check with your doctor if you are not sure. You can take the drug with or without food by mouth. Do not break or crush the tablets. Never stop the dose or change the dose without your doctor's advice as it may cause adverse reactions or withdrawal symptoms.
How long should you take Cetil?
Cetil tablets are normally taken according to the type of infection you have. Follow the instructions of your doctor. Do complete the course of treatment, even if you feel better.
In some cases, the condition may become worse when the intake of the medicine is stopped suddenly. If you stop consuming the medicine too soon, the infection may start up again. Tell your doctor if you still feel unwell at the end of the prescribed course of treatment, or feel worse during the Cetil treatment.
Missed dose of Cetil
If you miss the dose take it as soon as you remember, but if it is too late, then skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the correct scheduled time. Never double the dose to make up for the missed one.
How should Cetil be stored?
Keep the Cetil 500 mg tablets out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use the drug after the expiry date that is mentioned on the cover after EXP.
The drugs should not be disposed of via household waste. Ask your doctor how to dispose of drugs no longer required. These effective measures will help to protect the environment.