Ancef Xp 140.625 mg Injection

Manufactured byShrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsCefazolin
Description

Ancef Xp 140.625 mg Injection is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of conditions such as urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, endocarditis, skin and skin structure infections, etc. It should be avoided if you are allergic to other cephalosporins. The most common side effect of this medicine is diarrhea.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Ancef Xp 140.625 mg Injection

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ancef Xp 140.625 mg Injection

  • Diarrhea
  • Pain at injection site
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Swelling of legs and feet
  • Fainting
  • Skin Rash

Uses of Ancef Xp 140.625 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Endocarditis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Cholecystitis
  • Surgical prophylaxis
  • Skin and Skin Structure Infection
  • Bone and Joint infections
  • Genital Infections
  • Respiratory Tract Infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is 1 to 2 hours.
  • Duration of effect
    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is 6 to 12 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is considered safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, the infant should be monitored closely for any side effects such as diarrhea or thrush.

Hypersensitivity

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to cefazolin or any other cephalosporins.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended for use in pregnant women only if necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is considered safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, the infant should be monitored closely for any side effects such as diarrhea or thrush.
General warnings

Seizure disorder

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of seizure disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. If a seizure episode occurs, therapy with this medicine should be discontinued and appropriate corrective measures should be taken.

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Avoid using if you experience severe diarrhea after receiving Ancef Xp 140.625 mg Injection. This is because antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the microbial flora of the large intestine, decreasing the gut friendly bacteria and promoting the growth of a bacteria called Clostridium Difficile, resulting in diarrhea.

Drug resistance

Usage of Ancef Xp 140.625 mg Injection without sufficient proof or suspicion of a bacterial infection should be avoided. Irrational dosing might fail in providing the benefits and even cause toxicity. It may also increase the risk of development of bacteria that are drug resistant.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is taken under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional, usually in the clinical or hospital setup, the likelihood of missing a dose is very less.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Warfarin

Furosemide

Probenecid

Disease interactions

Renal Dysfunction

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects on the kidney. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the severity of renal dysfunction. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be taken under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with the bacterial cell wall synthesis.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

First generation Cephalosporins

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01327

DailyMed - CEFAZOLIN- cefazolin sodium injection, powder, for solution [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=686cd696-0011-47b2-b342-142c20169ac6

Cefazolin Injection: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682731.html

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 13 August 2017]. Available from:

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/spcpil/documents/spcpil/con1452145930102.pdf
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