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All Your Questions on Ceftum 250 Answered

Tab ceftum or cefuroxime is a prescription drug used to treat people with a wide range of bacterial infections. It is available in the following strengths: 500mg, 250mg, and 125 mg. It effectively treats the ear, throat, urinary tract, skin, bones, joints, and respiratory infections.

This antibiotic kills the infection-causing bacteria in the body and helps the patient to recover fast. Your doctor may prescribe you ceftum 500 mg or ceftum 250 mg according to the severity of the infection. With this medicine, it is important to remember that it is only used to treat bacterial infections, not viral or infections caused by any other microorganism category. Thus, people using ceftum to treat illnesses like common cold, flue, or viral fever may not find this antibiotic effective.

Usage of Ceftum 250

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The antibiotic is prescribed for various infections like:

  1. Tonsilitis, that is, infection of the throat and airways.

  2. Middle ear infection

  3. Sinusitis, or the inflammation of the sinuses

  4. Acute bronchitis, that is, inflammation of the bronchial tubes lining

  5. Skin and soft tissue infections

  6. Urinary tract infections

  7. Lyme disease

  8. Gonococcal infection

As ceftum is an all-purpose antibiotic, and is available readily as an over-the-counter drug, it can be easy for people to wrongly self-medicate with it. There are several precautions associated with this medicine. Here is a list of questions outlining all its important aspects.

Common Questions Associated with Ceftum 250

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●      What is the correct dosage of ceftum 250?

Consult your doctor for finding out the correct ceftum dose for you as per your condition. It should be swallowed without crushing or chewing. You can also take it with food. Try not to miss a dose but do not take it if you remember it at the time of your next dose.

●      How does Ceftum work?

Ceftum kills the bacteria from forming its cell wall. It thus stops the progression of the infection in the body.

●      Can I take ceftum during and after pregnancy?

It is not recommended to consume it during pregnancy. You should consult your doctor if you’re pregnant. Only on their recommendation, can you take it during pregnancy. Ceftum 500 after pregnancy can only be consumed if you’re not breastfeeding. However, ceftum 250 mg can be consumed during breastfeeding if recommended by your doctor.

●      Can I discontinue the intake of ceftum 250 if I’ve healed from the infection?

It is best to complete the full course of this antibiotic. Stopping it midway may cause the bacterial infection to redevelop.

●      I was prescribed ceftum 250 by my doctor. Midway during its course,  I started noticing skin rashes and itchy skin. Should I stop consuming it?

You should discontinue the usage of ceftum 250. These side-effects point towards the fact that your body is allergic to this medicine. Consult your doctor to get a substitute for this antibiotic.

●      Patients suffering from which kinds of condition should avoid using ceftum?

The medicine should be avoided or taken under strict medical supervision by people suffering from the following conditions:

  1. Those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases.

  2. And, Those suffering from seizure disorder.

  3. Those suffering from kidney diseases.

  4. Those suffering from liver diseases.

●      My 2 month old baby is suffering from a bacterial infection. Can I give her ceftum?

Usage of ceftum 250mg is strictly prohibited for children under 3 months of age.

●      I have been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. Will Ceftum be able to cure it?

Ceftum urine infection treatment will only be effective if you’re condition is uncomplicated. You need to find out the severity of your infection by consulting your doctor.

Ceftum is potent antibiotic that can prove to be a great weapon against several kinds of bacterial infections that commonly affect people. However, you need to be careful about the above-mentioned things while consuming it to treat yourself.

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