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: 

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 .

Warnings:

  • 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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