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Drug information on Efta® [Vial] (Ceftazidime) from H & Care Pharmaceutical Enterprises

Efta® [Vial]

H & Care Pharmaceutical Enterprises
Generic : Ceftazidime
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Apr 20, 2018
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Medical Condition(s) for which Efta® [Vial] may be prescribed

Side effects of Efta® [Vial]

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain or cramps, flatulence, colitis, including colon infection.

  Genitourinary: Pus in urine, kidney dysfunction, absence of urine, reversible interstitial inflammation of kidney, blood in urine, toxic kidney disease.

  Blood: Increase in white blood cell, eosinophils and lymphocytes, decrease in nuetrophils, decreased platelet function, decreases red blood cells, insufficiency of new blood cells, bleeding.

  Liver: Liver function impairment, jaundice, abnormal liver function test results.

  Miscellaneous: Hypersensitivity, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, toxic detachment of skin layers, overgrowth, serum sickness–like reactions (eg, skin rashes, joint pain, fever), inflammation of veins, and pain at injection site.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult:IV/IM- The recommended dose is 1 to 6 gm in 3 divided doses. Child- 30mg/kg/day.

How to use Efta® [Vial]?

It comes as a solution for injection, administered by a health care provider, into the vein or muscle.

When is Efta® [Vial] not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins (beta lactam antibiotics).

Warnings and Precautions for Efta® [Vial]

Caution needed for patients with history of penicillin allergy; severe kidney problem; pregnancy, lactation.

• Long-term or repeated use of this medication may cause a secondary infection.

• It only works against bacteria; it does not treat viral infections (eg, the common cold).

• Do not treat diarrhea without first checking with your doctor.

• Hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using this medication.

Other Precautions for Efta® [Vial]

It may reduce the ability of your blood to clot. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury.

Storage Conditions for Efta® [Vial]

Injection: Store at 15-30°C. Usually handled and stored by a health care provider.

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