About CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM
CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM belongs to the group of medicines called antibiotics used to treat various bacterial infections such as respiratory tract (lungs) infection, urine infection, blood infection, meningitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord), gonorrhoea (sexually transmitted disease), skin, abdominal, bone, and joint infections. Bacterial infections are caused due to the multiplication of harmful bacteria inside or on the body. Infectious or harmful bacteria can make you sick and reproduce quickly in your body. These harmful bacteria produce chemicals known as toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM does not work against infections caused by the virus, including cold and flu.
CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM is a combination of two antibiotics, namely: Cefoperazone (cephalosporin antibiotic) and sulbactam (beta-lactamase inhibitor). Cefoperazone works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell covering, which is necessary for their survival. Thereby, kills the bacteria. On the other hand, sulbactam works by decreasing bacterial resistance and enhancing the activity of cefoperazone against the bacteria. Together, CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM helps to treat bacterial infections.
Take CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical conditions. You may experience diarrhoea, allergic reaction, abnormal liver function tests, and anaemia (low number of red blood cells). Most of these side effects of CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Before starting CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM, please inform your doctor if you have any allergy (against any antibiotic), kidney or liver problems. Do not take CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM on your own as self-medication may lead to antibiotic-resistance in which antibiotics fail to act against specific bacterial infections. Consult your doctor before taking CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Avoid taking CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM if you are breastfeeding as CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM may pass into breast milk. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM to prevent unpleasant side-effects.
Uses of CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM
Directions for Use
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM
- Allergic reaction
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Anaemia (low number of red blood cells)
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
After taking CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM if you have allergy-like symptoms including rash, swelling of the face/lips/throat, difficulty in breathing, or tightness in the chest, immediately contact your doctor. Do not take CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM if you have an allergy to CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM, cephalosporins penicillin class of antibiotics as it may cause a skin rash, itching, and difficulty in breathing. People having liver disease or jaundice (yellowing of skin/eye) should not take CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM, as it can damage your liver severely. You may have diarrhoea in some cases which can be managed by taking it with any probiotics and plenty of fluids. Do not take antacids along with CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM; maintain a gap of 2-3 hours between both. Avoid alcohol consumption while taking CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM to prevent unpleasant side-effects. CEFOKEM XP INJECTION 1GM may cause dizziness, so be cautious while driving. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and about your health condition to rule out any unpleasant side-effects.