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General Information on Cefamandole

Generic Name : Cefamandole

Latest prescription information about Cefamandole. 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 Cefamandole

International- Mandol.

Overview of Cefamandole

Note: Brand is not available in US market.

Why is Cefamandole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a second-generation broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for respiratory infections, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, peritonitis, skin and skin structure infections, bone and joint infections.  

When should Cefamandole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cefamandole?

IM/IV- Dosage Adults: The usual dosage range is 500 mg to 2 g every 4 to 8 hours.
Pediatric Patients (3 months of age and older) 50 to 100 mg/kg/day in equally divided doses

How should Cefamandole be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cefamandole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver impairment, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor kidney or liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Cefamandole?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting.
   Hypersensitivity : Rash, hives, eosinophilia, and drug fever.
   Severe : Kidney damage.

What are the other precautions for Cefamandole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cefamandole?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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