What is cephagen?
Cefagen® is the registered trademark of a pharmaceutically manufactured synthetic medicine that uses cefuroxime as its active principle , a chemical compound belonging to the line of medicines called second-generation cephalosporin antibiotics, with an effect on infections in the body caused by a variety of bacteria.
To highlight: This pharmaceutical product is produced by the company named PRODUCTOS MAVER, SA de CV (1)
What is cephagen used for?
- Thanks to the mechanism of action of its active principle, cefagen® acts to inhibit the synthesis of the mucopeptide in the bacterial membrane wall, turning this drug into a powerful bactericide that eliminates susceptible microorganisms, infections caused and its associated symptoms.
- It is used to treat:
- Mild to moderate respiratory tract infections such as acute maxillary sinusitis , acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. (two)
- Secondary infections of acute bronchitis , community-acquired pneumonia.
- Acute bacterial otitis media, pharyngitis and tonsillitis.
- Mild to moderate uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections such as impetigo.
- Uncomplicated urinary tract infections such as cystitis and urethritis.
- Gonorrhea without complications.
- Lyme disease (an illness similar to flu symptoms).
Cephagen dose and routes of administration
Cefagen® presentations are in a vial with powder for 50 ml of suspension (125 mg/5 ml and 250 mg/5 ml), which contains cefuroxime acetyl equivalent to 1.25 and 2.5 g of cefuroxime; it also comes in 500 mg tablets . The administration of this drug is orally in both cases and the dosage as a reference can be the following:
- Suspension: Adults a dose of 250 mg twice a day. This dose may vary depending on the severity and type of pathology, requiring a medical diagnosis. Children from 3 months of age to 12 years of age, 20 mg/kg/day divided into two doses, but it is advisable to make dose adjustments taking into account the pathology and its severity.
- Tablets: The recommended dosage is 1 tablet every 12 hours.
cefagen side effects
Data from clinical studies indicate that therapeutic treatment with cefagen® may cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain group of patients :
- Allergic reactions due to patient contact with any of the components of the formula.
- Skin rashes, rash, itching and hives.
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing and wheezing.
- Swelling of the face, throat , tongue , lips, or eyes.
- Diarrhea , nausea and vomiting .
- Pseudomembranous enterocolitis.
Important: If during treatment with cefagen® some of these symptoms or another not described appear, please stop using it and consult your doctor .
Contraindications and warnings of cephagen
The use of cefagen® is contraindicated in any of the following cases:
- Patient hypersensitivity to any of the components of the formula.
- Children under 3 months of birth.
- During the first trimester of pregnancy.
- During breastfeeding .
You should know: Provide all the information about your health history to your doctor, before starting treatment with cefagen®.
Avoid if you have:
- History of hypersensitivity to cefuroxime or antibiotics of the cephalosporin group.
- History of allergy to penicillins .
- Pharmaceutical products such as cefagen®, must be administered with prescription or medical prescription.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions during treatment with this drug.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- It must be taken into account that this medication cannot be administered in high amounts, due to the risk of nephrotoxicity.
- Keep this product out of the reach of children.
- Store this medication in a cool, dry place.
- Do not consume antibiotic medications if they are expired or with the safety packaging open.
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