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Drug information on Reflin (1g) (Cefazolin) from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Pharma)

Reflin (1g)

  Injection
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Pharma)
Generic : Cefazolin
 24.70
1g
1
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Medical Condition(s) for which Reflin (1g) may be prescribed


Side effects of Reflin (1g)

  Central Nervous System: Hyperactivity.

  Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, anal itching, loss of appetite, inflammation of colon, diarrhea, nausea, fungal infection of mouth, stomach cramps, vomiting.

  Genitourinary: Genital itching (including genital fungal infection, vaginal inflammation, vulvar itching).

  Liver: Liver inflammation.

  Blood: Anemia, bleeding, decrease in white blood cells, platelets.

  Lab tests: Increased level of liver enzymes, prolonged blood clotting time.

  Local: Pain, inflammation of veins.

  Musculoskeletal: Tightness of muscle.

  Genitourinary: Increased BUN (Blood, urea, Nitrogen) and creatinine, kidney function impairment, toxic nephropathy.

  Miscellaneous: Allergy (including anaphylaxis, drug fever, eosinophilia, severe allergic reactions, toxic hives), super infection.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

IV/IM- Susceptible infections 0.5-1 g 6-12 hourly. Max: 6 g/day, up to 12 g/day in severe infections.
Surgical prophylaxis- 1 g 30-60 minutes pre-op, followed by 0.5-1 g during surgery for lengthy procedures. Continue with 0.5-1 g 6-8 hourly post-op for 24 hour.

How to use Reflin (1g)?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider. It is usually administrated by either intramuscular injection (injection into a large muscle) or intravenous infusion (injection into a vein).

When is Reflin (1g) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Reflin (1g)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, and gastrointestinal diseases.

• It may harmful to kidney function, pregnancy and breast feeding.

• Consider possibility of pseudo membranous colitis in patients who present with diarrhoea after antimicrobial usage.

• Risk of seizures in patients on high doses, especially in kidney failed patients.

• It may decrease prothrombin activity; monitor prothrombin time in patients at risk e.g. those on anticoagulant treatment, prolonged antimicrobial treatment or those with kidney or liver impairment.

Other Precautions for Reflin (1g)

Avoid long-term use, otherwise it will cause secondary infection.

Storage Conditions for Reflin (1g)

Injection: Store at 25°C.Store in refrigerator. Do not freeze the medication.


Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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