Cefantral

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infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Cefantral before taking it.

What is Cefantral

Cefantral is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.
Cefantral is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, including severe or life-threatening forms. Cefantral is also used to prevent infections in people having surgery.
Cefantral may also be used for purposes not listed in Cefantral guide.

Cefantral side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
  • uneven heartbeats;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • seizure ; or
  • jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

Less serious side effects may include:
  • pain, irritation, or a hard lump where the injection was given;
  • stomach pain, nausea, vomiting;
  • headache; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Cefantral dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Bacteremia:

1 to 2 g IV every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 14 days
Oral antibiotics may be substituted for the duration once the patient is able to tolerate oral medications.

Usual Adult Dose for Cesarean Section:

1 g IV as soon as the umbilical cord is clamped
The second and third doses should be given as 1 g IV or IM at 6 and 12 hours after the first dose.
Cefantral is not recommended for routine prophylaxis. Cefazolin is considered the drug of choice.

Usual Adult Dose for CNS Infection:

2 g IV every 4 to 6 hours

Usual Adult Dose for Endometritis:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 8 hours
Duration: Parenteral therapy should be continued for at least 24 hours after the patient has remained afebrile, pain free, and the leukocyte count has normalized. Doxycycline therapy for 14 days is recommended if concurrent chlamydial infection is present in late postpartum patients.

Usual Adult Dose for Epiglottitis:

2 g IV every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 7 to 10 days

Usual Adult Dose for Gonococcal Infection -- Disseminated:

1 g IV every 8 hours
Duration: Parenteral therapy should be continued for 24 to 48 hours after clinical improvement is demonstrated. Oral therapy with cefixime or cefpodoxime should then be continued to complete a total course of at least 1 week.
Doxycycline therapy for 7 days or single dose azithromycin is also recommended to treat possible concurrent chlamydial infection.
The patient's sexual partner(s) should also be evaluated/treated.
This regimen is recommended as an alternative regimen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Usual Adult Dose for Gonococcal Infection -- Uncomplicated:

Uncomplicated infections of the cervix, urethra, or rectum: 500 mg IM as a single dose
Rectal gonorrhea, males: 500 mg or 1 g IM as a single dose
Doxycycline therapy for 7 days (if not pregnant) or single dose azithromycin is also recommended to treat possible concurrent chlamydial infection.
The patient's sexual partner(s) should also be evaluated/treated.
This regimen is recommended as an alternative regimen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Usual Adult Dose for Intraabdominal Infection:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 7 to 14 days

Usual Adult Dose for Joint Infection:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection
Longer therapy, 6 weeks or more, may be required for prosthetic joint infections. In addition, removal of the involved prosthesis is usually required.

Usual Adult Dose for Lyme Disease -- Arthritis:

2 g IV every 8 hours
Duration: 14 to 28 days
An additional 4-week course of oral antibiotics or a 2 to 4 week course of ceftriaxone may be necessary if the patient continues to have joint swelling.

Usual Adult Dose for Lyme Disease -- Carditis:

2 g IV every 8 hours
Duration: 14 to 21 days

Usual Adult Dose for Lyme Disease -- Neurologic:

2 g IV every 8 hours
Duration: 14 to 28 days

Usual Adult Dose for Meningitis:

2 g IV every 4 to 6 hours, depending on the nature and severity of the infection
Duration: Approximately 14 days, depending on the nature and severity of the infection

Usual Adult Dose for Osteomyelitis:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 4 to 6 weeks
Chronic osteomyelitis may require additional oral antibiotic therapy, possibly for up to 6 months.

Usual Adult Dose for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: Approximately 14 days, depending on the nature and severity of the infection
Alternatively, for treatment of mild pelvic inflammatory disease on an outpatient basis, a single 500 mg IM dose of Cefantral, followed by oral doxycycline therapy with or without metronidazole, may be given.
Doxycycline therapy for 14 days is also recommended to treat possible concurrent chlamydial infection. Azithromycin is active against chlamydia and may be considered for pregnant patients.
The patient's sexual partner(s) should also be evaluated/treated.

Usual Adult Dose for Peritonitis:

1 to 2 g IV every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 5 to 14 days
Peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis:
Continuous: 500 mg/2 L exchange intraperitoneally
Intermittent: 2 g/ 2 L exchange intraperitoneally once a day

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumonia:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 7 to 21 days

Usual Adult Dose for Pyelonephritis:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 8 to 12 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 14 days

Usual Adult Dose for Salmonella Gastroenteritis:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 8 hours
Duration: 14 days, or longer in immunocompromised patients

Usual Adult Dose for Septicemia:

2 g IV every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 14 days

Usual Adult Dose for Sepsis:

2 g IV every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum dose: 2 g IV every 4 hours
Duration: 14 days

Usual Adult Dose for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 8 to 12 hours
Duration: 7 to 10 days; up to 14 to 21 days treatment may be required for severe infections such as diabetic soft tissue infections
Vibrio vulnificus: 2 g IV every 8 hours plus doxycycline 100 mg IV or orally every 12 hours or ciprofloxacin 400 mg IV every 12 hours

Usual Adult Dose for Surgical Prophylaxis:

1 g IM or IV 30 to 90 minutes prior to start of surgery
Cefantral with ampicillin is recommended for liver transplantation prophylaxis. Third generation cephalosporins are generally not recommended for routine prophylaxis in other procedures.

Usual Adult Dose for Urinary Tract Infection:

1 to 2 g IV or IM every 12 hours
Duration: 3 to 7 days for uncomplicated infections and up to 2 or 3 weeks for complicated infections
Parenteral therapy is generally not indicated for uncomplicated urinary tract infections, and other agents are generally recommended for complicated infections.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Lyme Disease:

Early Lyme disease with neurologic involvement, Lyme arthritis with neurologic involvement, or late neuroborreliosis:
1 month or older: 150 to 200 mg/kg/day IV in 3 or 4 divided doses
Maximum dose: 6 g/day
Duration: 14 to 28 days
13 years or older: Use adult dosage.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
250 mg1 $0.81
Cefutom 250 mg Tablet $0.27
Cefutom 500 mg Tablet $0.54
Cladex 1 g x 1's $14.40
250 mg x 1's $0.42
Claforan 500 mg Injection $0.71
Claforan (vial) 500 mg x 1's $11.80
250 mg x 1's $0.22
Intax 500 mg Injection $0.36
Intax 1g VIAL / 1 $0.63
LYFORAN Injection / 250mg (1 vial units) $0.19Lyka Hetro Labs
250 mg x 3ml $0.22
Lyforan 250mg INJ / 3ml $0.22
LYFORAN inj 250 mg x 3ml $0.22Hetero HC
1 g x 5ml $0.46
LYFORAN inj 1 g x 5ml $0.46Hetero HC
Lyforan 1g INJ / 5ml $0.46
LYFORAN Injection / 1gm (1 vial units) $0.50Lyka Hetro Labs
$0.59
Obitax 1000 mg Injection $0.59
Starclaf 1 g x 1's $9.18
Taxef 1 g x 1's $8.06
1 vial$0.61
X-CEFF 500MG INJECTION 1 vial(s) (1 injection each) $0.28Lupin Ltd
X-CEFF 1000MG INJECTION 1 vial(s) (5 ML injection each) $0.49Lupin Ltd
Claforan 1 g/vial $10.36
Claforan 10 gm vial $28.64
Cefotaxime sodium 2 gm vial $6.48
125 mg vial$0.12
500 mg vial$0.28
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References

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Cefantral - Frequently asked Questions

Can Cefantral be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Cefantral?

Cefantral is injected into a muscle or into a vein through an IV. It is sometimes given through a central IV line placed into a large vein in your chest. You may be shown how to use an IV at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles, IV tubing, and other items used to inject the medicine.

Cefantral must be mixed with a liquid (diluent) before using it. If you are using the injections at home, be sure you understand how to properly mix and store the medication.

Use a disposable needle only once. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container (ask your pharmacist where you can get one and how to dispose of it). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Cefantral will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

This medication can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Cefantral.

If your medicine is frozen when you receive it, keep it frozen until you are ready to use the medicine. It is best to store the medicine in a deep freezer at a temperature of 4 degrees below 0.

To use the medicine, thaw it in a refrigerator or at room temperature. Do not warm in a microwave or boiling water. Keep thawed medicine in the refrigerator and use it within 10 days after thawing it. Do not refreeze thawed medicine.

Who should not take Cefantral?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to Cefantral, or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:

  • cefaclor ;

  • cefadroxil (Duricef);

  • cefazolin (Ancef);

  • cefdinir (Omnicef);

  • cefditoren (Spectracef);

  • cefpodoxime (Vantin);

  • cefprozil (Cefzil);

  • ceftibuten (Cedax);

  • cefuroxime (Ceftin);

  • cephalexin (Keflex); or

  • cephradine (Velosef).

To make sure you can safely use Cefantral, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • allergy to penicillin;

  • kidney disease;

  • liver disease;

  • a stomach or intestinal disorder such as colitis;

  • diabetes; or

  • a heart rhythm disorder.

FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Cefantral can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

What other drugs will affect Cefantral?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • probenecid (Benemid); or

  • any other injected antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Cefantral. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Can Cefantral be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Cefantral be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology