Procef review

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

Procef is for patients with bacterial infections and is classified as a cephalosporin antibiotic.

The dosage depends on the prescription and is based on the level of infection and how the patient reacts to the treatment. Procef is taken orally after a meal to avoid an upset stomach. Continue taking the medication until the prescription is finished or as advised by your physician. Do not stop the medicine earlier than prescribed even if there are no more symptoms because there is still a possibility that the bacteria will comeback. Follow your physician's prescription to ensure that the infection is eliminated.

For a missed dosage, take it as soon as remembered. However, if it is too near the time for the next dosage, skip the missed dosage. Do not take two dosages close together.

Some known side effects include diarrhoea, wamble, upset stomach and loss of appetite. These side effects can usually be minimized by drinking milk or eating food when taking the medication.

Less common side effects include dizziness, headache, fever, muscle pain, fatigue, unusual taste in the mouth and even seizures. If any of these occur, you must immediately seek medical attention.

Patients experiencing an overdosage must be taken to a physician or poison control facility immediately.

Before taking any medication, let your physician know if you are suffering from any medical disorder, including kidney problems and stomach disorders. Inform your physician of any allergies to antibiotics or other similar medicines. Talk with your physician about other medicines you are taking, including blood thinners and antibiotics.

Women using hormone-based birth control pills should discuss with their physician other methods of birth control. Procef interferes with the effectiveness of these birth control pills.

Diabetic patients should inform their physician of their condition prior to taking this medication because Procef can affect the results of a glucose test. Your physician may suggest other methods to monitor your glucose level.

Procef is a prescribed medication and should not be shared with others even if they have similar infections. It should not be used at a later time even if the same symptoms occur.

Pregnant women should discuss with their physician about any risks involved with taking this medication. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult their physician before taking this medication.

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

Procef should be stored in a safe place away from children's reach.

Procef has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of procef

• Molecular formula of procef 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
Procef available : 250mg tablets and 500mg tablets

Generic name: Cefprozil

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

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