Cefataur 500 MG Capsule

Manufactured byTaurus Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsCefadroxil
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Description

Cefataur 500 MG Capsule is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of conditions caused by bacteria like infections of the skin, throat and urinary tract. It should be taken with food to avoid nausea and vomiting. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is active against infections caused by bacteria only.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cefataur 500 MG Capsule

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever with chills
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Redness of skin
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Difficulty or painful urination
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Cefataur 500 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Pyelonephritis
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsilitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Impetigo
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 1.3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 to 8 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 not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to cefadroxil or any other Beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to cefadroxil or Beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins and cephalosporins. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any allergic symptoms like rash, itching, nausea or vomiting, swelling of lips, hands, and feet.

Clostridium difficile-associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic therapy will cause an imbalance in the normal microbial flora of the large intestine, which may promote the growth of bacteria called Clostridium difficile and you may experience severe diarrhea as a result. Report any such incidence to the doctor on priority and avoid usage of this medicine in such cases.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with pre-existing kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Drug-resistance

Usage of this medicine 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

Oral forms: The missed dose of this medicine should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose. Injection forms: Since this medicine is usually administered by a healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Overdose

Oral forms: Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with this medicine. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. 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

Chloramphenicol

Ethinyl Estradiol

Furosemide

Disease interactions

Colitis

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients having a history of gastrointestinal diseases, particularly colitis, since it may worsen the patient's condition. Report any incidence of severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in stools, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizure disorder or a family history of seizures due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Therapy should be discontinued if the patient experiences a seizure episode due to this medicine. Appropriate corrective measures and/or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Cefataur 500 MG Capsule with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Cefataur 500 MG Capsule works by interfering with certain processes that help the bacteria to grow and increase in number.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

First generation Cephalosporins

Schedule

Schedule H

Cefadroxil: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 1 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682730.html

DailyMed - Cefadroxil tablet, film coated [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 1 March 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=ba26618e-4a67-42a3-a194-f4ab6bc04bc7

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 1 March 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/21725#PRODUCTINFO
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