Cephradine - Drug Information

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General Information on Cephradine

Generic Name : Cephradine

Pronunciation : sef' ra deen

Latest prescription information about Cephradine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Cephradine

International- Anspor, Velosef.

Why is Cephradine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, ear, urinary tract and skin infections.  It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.

When should Cephradine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Cephradine?

Oral- Adult- The recommended dose range is 250mg to 4gm/day, in divided doses.
Child-Oral/IM/IV- The recommended dose range is 25 to 100mg/kg/day, in divided dose.

How should Cephradine be taken?

It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider, into the vein or into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cephradine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, diabetes or history of intestinal problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Take full course of treatment as directed by your physician.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Cephradine?

   Most common : Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
   Allergic Reactions : Skin rash, shortness of breath, itching and hives.
   Blood : Eosinophilia and decrease in white blood cells.
   Miscellaneous : Unusual bleeding, bruising, unpleasant taste, sore throat and vaginal infection.

What are the other precautions for Cephradine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Cephradine?

Capsule- Store it in room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Store the liquid in room temperature and do not freeze it.

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