Keftab review

Keftab is a type of cephalosporin antibiotic that is effective in the treatment of bacteria infections affecting the respiratory track, skin, bones, middle ear, urinary and reproductive systems. Since Keftab is effective only in the treatment of certain kinds of bacterial infections, it is important that patients consult first with their doctors before taking this medication. Keftab comes in tablet form and is prescribed only for adults.

Patients can take Keftab on an empty stomach. However, in cases when the drug causes stomach problems, then it is advised that the patient take the drug after meals. The medicine is taken at equal intervals as prescribed by a physician.

Keftab is not recommended for the treatment of viral infection like the common cold. Patients are advised to follow their dosage schedule of the medicine, even if they feel better after a couple of days taking Keftab. Failure to complete the dosage schedule usually decreases the effectiveness of the drug and increases the likelihood the bacteria in the body becomes resistant to Keftab and other similar types of antibiotics.

In case a patient misses a dose, take Keftab as promptly as possible. If it is time for the next dosage and the patient is recommended to have 2 doses in a day, take the missed dosage and then the next dose about six hours after. Then go back to the regular dosing schedule.

Side effects of Keftab usually include diarrhea. However it is hard to anticipate the recurrence of side effects of Keftab. In case it continues to develop into something more serious, consult a doctor to determine if continuing the medication is safe.

In case the patient has a history of allergic reaction to any drug belonging to the cephalosporin antibiotics, then it is discouraged that he or she take Keftab. Patients should always inform their doctor of any drug reactions they have experienced from taking of Keftab.

Extended medication using Keftab can result in the overdevelopment of bacteria that can cause secondary infection. It is important that a physician monitor the use of the drug regularly.

Those who have problems with their kidneys need to check first with their doctors before taking Keftab. A reduced dose might be recommended instead. For diabetics, it is important to remember that taking of Keftab may result to inaccurate results for examinations for urine sugar. They should notify their doctors first about their medication using Keftab before being tested. Patients should not change their dosage of medication for diabetes without any approval from their doctors.

The effects of Keftab for pregnant women have yet to be adequately proven. However, it is strongly suggested that pregnant women consult their doctor first before taking Keftab. Keftab can appear in breast milk, and thus affect infants. Usually, doctors recommend that breastfeeding women discontinue breastfeeding until treatment is completed especially if taking of Keftab is important.

Keftab must always be stored at room temperature.

Keftab has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of keftab

• Molecular formula of keftab is C16H16N4O8S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-(carbamoyloxymethyl)-8-[2-(2-furyl)-2-methoxyimino-acetyl]amino-7-oxo-2- thia-6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 424.386 g/mol
Keftab available : 1.45g tablets 2.05g tablets, 750mg tablets, 1.5g tablets

Generic name: Cefuroxime

Brand name(s): Ancef, Biofuroksym, Ceclor, Cedax, Cefditoren, Cefizox, Cefobid, Cefotan, Ceftin, Cefurax, Cefuril, Cefuroxim, Cefuroximo, Cefuroximum, Cefzil, Cepazine, Cephuroxime, Ceptaz, Duricef, Elobact, Fortaz, Gruencef, Keflex, Kefurox, Kefzol, Kerurox, Mandol, Maxipime, Mefoxin, Monocid, Omnicef, Oraxim, Rocephin, Sharox, Tazicef, Vantin, Velosef, Zinacef, Zinat, Zinnat

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