Mefoxin Vial Injectable and/or Equivalents
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Mefoxin Drug Description
Mefoxin Vial Injectable is an intravenous drug which is used to treat drug resistant bacteria in patients. It falls under the category of anti-biotic drugs. The medicine is primarily made of sodium. The colour of the medicine may range from a colourless liquid to a light shade of amber. The drug is covered in a semi-synthetic seal under nitrogen for intravenous administration.
Conditions Treated by Mefoxin
The drug is often used to treat bacterial related infections in the body. Special care has to be taken that the drug is only used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria. If it is used in the treatment of viral infections or other forms of diseases, it may lead to further complications. In theory, when a patient suffers from severe infections, the intravenous medication is used for rapid results. Intravenous drugs can enter the blood stream quicker than oral medication, thereby quickening results. It is commonly prescribed when a patient suffers from lower respiratory tract infections including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, intra-abdominal infections, gynaecological infections in women, septicaemia, skin infections etc. In some cases, doctors may recommend the medicine when other forms of oral anti-biotics do not work. In most doctors may try other forms of anti-biotics first before choosing to use intravenous medication on patients.
Mefoxin Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
The drug is only prescribed for anti-bacterial purposes. Patients are never prescribed the drug for viral diseases or other kinds of infections. As an anti-bacterial agent, the medicine can only work if a patient is religious about having every dose on time, every time. Doctors recommend doses based on a patient’s present health condition and severity of illness. Most doctors do not recommend using the drug more than three times a day. However, as an intravenous drug, most doctors feel using it once a day for mild illnesses is enough.
b.) Missing a dose
The effectiveness of the drug will not last if you keep missing a dose. It is important to remember to complete your anti-biotic course properly. Furthermore, by missing doses often, the bacteria will develop a resistance to the drug eventually. This will make it harder to combat the disease or illness. If you realize that you have missed a dose it is advisable to contact your doctor immediately. If your condition is not severe, your doctor may suggest taking a replacement dose as long as there is a considerable amount of time left between the replacement dose and next due dose. However, if less than four hours remain for the next due dose, it is always safer to wait and have the next dose. In certain cases where a patient is suffering from a major bacterial infection, one missed dose may result in a complete relapse or worsening of the condition. In mild cases however, doctors may suggest taking replacement tablets instead of an intravenous form of the medication when you miss a dose.
If you accidentally consume more than the required quantity of the medication within a short period of time, be sure to contact your doctor immediately. In certain cases patients may experience symptoms of an overdose like heavy breathing, sudden chills, increased body temperature, difficulty breathing etc within moments of an overdose. It is important to seek medical help if the symptoms get worse with every passing hour. In severe cases where patients are already suffering from severe bacterial infections and they overdose, complete hospitalization may be required.
Before using the drug on a patient, careful inquiry should be made as to a patient’s potential allergies. Patients who have previously reacted badly to Cefoxitin, Cephalosporins, Penicillins or other drugs may not react well to the ingredients of the medicine. It is safer for patients to undergo a simple allergy test before taking the medication. CDAD (Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea is often a side effect suffered by most patients. Patients should be administered a much lower dose of the medicine if they are suffering from urinary problems. Patients who have a history of stomach ailments should avoid the medicine unless absolutely necessary. If doctors feel that the medicine will help them in the long run, they should be administered the medicine with care and constant medical supervision. It is not advisable for the medicine to be used continuously; this may lead to other infections in the body. Every course should be administered for a specific period of time and then discontinued in the middle for a temporary amount of time. Patients who show positive reactions to the medicine and whose symptoms improve can be administered lower doses thereafter. Patients who do not show positive signs after treatment may be given a higher dose. Patients should be administered the medicine only if they suffer from bacteria related problems. If the medicine is prescribed for other diseases, it may lead to more complications in the body. Patients should periodically be checked for organ diseases, renal problems, hepatic problems, hematopoietic problems etc during treatment. The intravenous form of the medicine should always be administered by a trusted and experienced health care professional. This will help minimize the potential of an overdose or infections while administering the injection. Do not discontinue the medication or change the dosage unless advised to do so by the doctor.
Mefoxin Side Effects
Like most drugs, Mefoxin vial injectable may also result in side effects. Common side effects of the medicine include vomiting, nausea, breathlessness, hives, skin rashes, change in pulse rate, rapid breathing, confusion, stomach ache of body ache etc. While most side effects listed here are the ones commonly observed in patients, in some cases patients may suffer from side effects that are unique. It is important for patients to inform the doctor if they suffer from any discomfort after taking the medicine. Discomfort in form of any physical pain, psychological changes, unhealthy reactions like blood in the stool or mouth etc are signs that the drug is not agreeing with the patient. In these cases, doctors will often choose to discontinue the medication or lower the dose.
Mefoxin Drug Interactions
Several drugs may interact with the medicine. The most common ones include cephalosporins and aminoglycoside.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.