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Keflin



USES: Cephalosporins are antibiotics used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infections, skin infections and urinary tract infections.



 
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Keflin

Uses
Cephalosporins are antibiotics used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infections, skin infections and urinary tract infections.
Notes
  • Make sure needles, tubing and supplies are stored safely and disposed of properly.

Storage
  • This medication must be stored properly.
  • Review storage instruction with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Store dry powder vials at room temperature away from sunlight.
  • Check expiration time before using reconstituted solution.


How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • This is done by administering the drug at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed time is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days.
  • Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects
  • Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction occurs while using this medication.
  • Symptoms include difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, itching.
  • Tell your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, severe stomach cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, fever or unusual weakness either while using this drug or after discontinuing use.
  • Also, report promptly any persistent sore throat, easy bruising or bleeding or a change in amount of urine.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins, cephalosporins or any other drugs.
  • Also, tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney, liver or stomach problems.
  • Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a secondary infection (e.g., oral, bladder or vaginal yeast infection).
  • This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
  • Since small amounts of the drug appear in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you should miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • If it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Avoid alcohol while using moxalactam, cefamandole, cefoperazone or cefotetan and also avoid alcohol use for 3 days following use of the last dose.
  • The potential for an interaction exists with cefmetazole and ceforanide.
  • This drug may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills.
  • Discuss using other methods of birth control with your doctor.
  • If you are a diabetic, use Clinistix or TesTape to test for sugar in your urine.
  • Do not use Clinitest tablets because this drug may cause false positive results.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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