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Cefspan, an antibiotic classified under third generation cephalosporins, is also widely used all over Canada. Wyeth, a medication manufacturer, marketed Cefspan by its brand name Suprax. In 2003, Suprax was taken off the United States market due to the death of its patients. It has since been re-launched by Lupin.

Cefspan, an effective treatment to stop the spread of several bacterial infections, is often used as a treatment for gonorrhea, pharyngitis, and tonsilitis. As with other antibiotics, Cefspan is not effective against coughs, colds, flu, and other viral infections.

Cefspan is administered orally and comes in either tablet or liquid form, administered once or twice a day for five 5 to 14 days. It is important that you follow the Cefspan prescription and are supervised by a doctor. The doctor will know the appropriate amount and period of treatment for your case after administering a series of tests. Do not alter your Cefspan therapy without the advice of your doctor.

Before taking Cefspan, you must discuss your complete medical history with your doctor. Allergies to medicaments, foods, and other synthetic substances must be determined to ensure that your Cefspan intake will not encourage reactions. Your doctor also needs to know all prescription and non-prescription medicines that you are currently using as well as your overall health. This is to avoid any complications during your treatment with Cefspan.

Cefspan often causes disturbances in the stomach, which is why it is advisable that you take it with food or milk. Do not take Cefspan on an empty stomach unless your doctor advises you to. Aside from an upset stomach, Cefspan may also cause diarrhoea, headache, emesis, and skin rash as side effects. If symptoms persist, worsen, or are accompanied by wheezing, vaginal infection or breathing difficulty, immediately seek medical attention.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you realize it. If it is too close to your next dose, discard your missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one since this can cause an overdose.

Take note of any irregular condition that develops while under Cefspan treatment because that is reason enough for you to call a doctor. Your doctor will require certain tests to monitor your body's responses to the medicine. If you continue to experience the symptoms after your treatment is through, go back to your doctor and discuss it with them. Do not use your own prescription for another condition or another person's bout with bacterial infection. The level of affliction and the patient's health are important factors that determine how much Cefspan will be administered and at what intervals. Factors vary on a case-to-case basis so it is better to talk straight to your doctor. Doing so will ensure that you are using Cefspan properly.

Cefspan has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefspan

• Molecular formula of cefspan is C16H15N5O7S2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-[[2-(2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)-2-(carboxymethoxyimino)acetyl]amino]-4-ethenyl- 7-oxo-2-thia-6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 453.452 g/mol
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