Brisoral review

Brisoral is a prescribed medicament used in treating ear infections, nose infection, skin infections, bronchitis and many other bacterial infections. This medicament is not intended for the treatment of viral infections, colds or the flu.

Brisoral is intended for patients with bacterial infections and is classified as a cephalosporin antibiotic. Brisoral is distributed under the brand name Cefzil while in Europe it bears the name Procef.

The dosage for Brisoral depends on the prescription and is based on the level of infection and how the patient reacts to the treatment. Brisoral is taken orally after a meal to avoid an upset stomach. Continue taking the medicament until the prescription is finished or as advised by the doctor. Avoid stopping the medicine earlier than prescribed even if there are no more symptoms because there is still a possibility that the bacteria will comeback. It is best to follow your doctor's prescription to ensure that the infection is totally eliminated.

For a missed dose, you must immediately take it. However, if it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Never take two doses close together to make up for the missed dose.

Brisoral may cause side effects for some patients including diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach and loss of appetite. These side effects can be minimized by drinking milk or eating food.

Some patients may experience dizziness, headache, fever, myalgia, languidness, unusual taste in the mouth and even seizures. If any of the side effects occur, you must immediately seek medical attention.

Overdosed patients must be brought to a doctor or poison control facility immediately.

Before taking any medicament it is essential to inform your doctor if you are suffering from any medical disorder, including kidney problems and stomach disorders. You must inform the doctor if you have any allergies to antibiotics or other similar medicines. Inform your doctor of other medicines you are taking, including blood thinners and antibiotics.

Women who are using birth control pills should discuss with the doctor other methods of birth control because Brisoral interferes with the usefulness of birth control pills.

Diabetic patients must also inform the doctor prior to taking this medicament because Brisoral can affect the results of a glucose test. Your doctor may suggest other methods of monitoring your glucose level.

Brisoral is a prescribed medicament and should not be shared with other individuals even if they have similar infections. It should not be used at a later period even if the same symptoms occur.

Pregnant women should talk with their doctor about any risks involved with taking this medicament. Breastfeeding mothers must also consult the doctor before taking this medicament.

To supplement the effectiveness of the medicament and avoid other infections, patients should maintain proper hygiene at all times. Wash hands thoroughly before touching the infected areas of the body.

Brisoral and other medicines should be stored in a safe place away from children's reach.

Brisoral has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of brisoral

• Molecular formula of brisoral is C18H19N3O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-[2-amino-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-acetyl]amino-7-oxo-4-prop-1-enyl-2-thia- 6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 389.427 g/mol
Brisoral available : 250mg tablets and 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefprozil

Brand name(s): Arzimol, Cefprozilo, Cefprozilum, Cefzil, Cronocef, Procef, Serozil

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