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ACCUZON 1GM INJ

Accuzon 1GM injection
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Accuzon 1GM injection a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (inflammation of lining of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia (lung infection), infection in brain (meningitis), pharyngitis or tonsilitis (infections of the throat and airways leading to lungs), pelvic inflammatory disease, intra-abdominal infections, bacterial endocarditis (infection in the inner lining of the heart), Lyme disease (infection spread to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks that carries the bacteria) and skin structure, tissues, bones, joint infections caused by susceptible strains of the bacteria. It is also effective in treating infections of urinary tract, ear, sinus and some sexually transmitted diseases. It also prevents infections during surgery. This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections. It is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age. However, the uses of the medicine mentioned are not exhaustive, there may be other reasons or situations in which the medicine might be used.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Accuzon 1GM injection is Ceftriaxone (1GM)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Ceftriaxone is an antibiotic that works by inhibiting the formation of bacterial protective covering or cell wall which is fundamental for the survival of the bacteria. By doing so, the medicine kills the infection causing bacteria and prevents the infection from spreading without making them resistant to further treatment.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Accuzon 1GM injection:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation
  • Any medicines belonging to penicillins, cephalosporins or milk proteins
  • Calcium containing products
  • Lidocaine as solvent for IV injection
  • Caution:
  • Infectious mononucleosis
  • Poor nutritional status
  • Haemolytic anaemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizure disorders
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Hepatic and renal impairment
  • Children
  • Pregnancy and lactation
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Accuzon 1GM injection. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Injection site reactions (pain, redness, swelling)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Decreased blood cells
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Flatulence
  • Abnormal liver function tests
How to Use

How to Use

Do not self-administer Accuzon 1GM injection, your nurse or trained physician will give you the medicine. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor carefully. Continue to take the medicine till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions or as advised by your doctor. If a dose is missing, it should be taken as soon as possible.
This injection may be taken with or without food. It may be taken with food to reduce gastric discomfort.
Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

Overdosage

Try not to take more than recommended measurements. Since Accuzon 1GM injection will be given by doctor or nurse, therefore it is less likely that you will receive overdose of the medicine. If there should be an occurrence of unplanned excess, look for any new signs or symptoms. Depending on the dose, symptoms may vary in individuals, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Epigastric distress
  • Convulsions
  • Fluid and electrolyte imbalance
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this injection only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Accuzon 1GM injection may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the taking this injection.

Liver:

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with moderate and severe liver disease. Dose adjustments may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of skin and eyes, itching and clay-colored stools while taking this injection.

Pregnancy:

Use of Accuzon 1GM injection is considered safe for pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking this injection.

Lactation:

The medicine is likely safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass through the breastmilk and does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Driving:

This injection may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Intake of milk, cheese, yoghurt or any dairy products should be avoided as it may decrease the absorption of the medicine.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Accuzon 1GM injection with amikacin, probenecid, cholera caccine (live), furosemide, ethinyl estradiol, anticoagulants (warfarin), methotrexate, drugs inducing hepatic enzymes (rifampicin), medicines for epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine), methoxyflurane (concurrent use may result in renal toxicity).

Precautions
  • Do not use this injection post the expiry date
  • Store at cool temperatures (2-8 degree Celsius), away from light
  • Do not freeze
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Ceftriaxone for:

This medication is prescribed for certain bacterial infections such as gonorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, middle ear infection, meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain), and infections of the lungs, ears, skin, urinary tract, blood, bones and joints and typhoid.

How does Ceftriaxone work:

Ceftriaxone works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.

How should Ceftriaxone be used:

To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein. This drug may be given at home. Your doctor may teach you how to give the shot. Wash your hands before and after use. Throw away needles in a needlesharp disposal box and take the box back to your doctor when it is full.

Common side effects of Ceftriaxone :

Irritation where the shot is given. - Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. - Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. - For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Ceftriaxone :

Do not give to a newborn whose skin or eyes are yellow or who has high bilirubin levels in the blood. - If you have an allergy to ceftriaxone or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Any bruising or bleeding. - Very bad skin irritation. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Ceftriaxone with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Ceftriaxone :

Injection: Store below 25°C. Store it at room temperature and keep away from children.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Cephalosporins


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Accuzon 1GM injection?

It is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (inflammation of lining of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia (lung infection), infection in brain (meningitis), pharyngitis or tonsilitis (infections of the throat and airways leading to lungs), pelvic inflammatory disease, intra-abdominal infections, bacterial endocarditis (infection in the inner lining of the heart), Lyme disease (infection spread to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks that carries the bacteria) and skin structure, tissues, bones, joint infections caused by susceptible strains of the bacteria. It is also effective in treating infections of urinary tract, ear, sinus and some sexually transmitted diseases. It also prevents infections during surgery. This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections. It is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age.It is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (inflammation of lining of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia (lung infection), infection in brain (meningitis), pharyngitis or tonsilitis (infections of the throat and airways leading to lungs), pelvic inflammatory disease, intra-abdominal infections, bacterial endocarditis (infection in the inner lining of the heart), Lyme disease (infection spread to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks that carries the bacteria) and skin structure, tissues, bones, joint infections caused by susceptible strains of the bacteria. It is also effective in treating infections of urinary tract, ear, sinus and some sexually transmitted diseases. It also prevents infections during surgery. This medicine is not advised for treating a common cold, flu or other viral infections since it is not effective in treating these infections. It is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Accuzon 1GM injection?

The injection is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle weakness, diarrhea, indigestion, decreased blood cells, constipation, dry mouth, flatulence, dark or clay-coloured stools, abnormal liver function tests.

Q3. Should we take Accuzon 1GM injection with food or without food?

This medicine can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Accuzon 1GM injection?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the formulation, any medicines belonging to penicillins, cephalosporins or milk proteins, calcium containing products, lidocaine as solvent for IV injection. Caution is advised among patients with infectious mononucleosis, poor nutritional status, haemolytic anaemia, seizure disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, hepatic and renal impairment, children, pregnancy and lactation.

Q5. Does Accuzon 1GM injection make you sleepy?

This injection may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, light headedness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Accuzon 1GM injection harmful? What does an overdose of Accuzon 1GM injection lead to?

This injection is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dose. Since the injection will be given by doctor or nurse, therefore it is less likely that you will receive overdose of the medicine. Over dose of the medicine may lead to severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, persistent diarrhea, convulsions, epigastric distress, fluid and electrolyte imbalance.

Q7. Can I take Accuzon 1GM injection during pregnancy?

Use of this injection is considered safe for pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before taking this injection.

Q8. Can Accuzon 1GM injection be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the injection without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Accuzon 1GM injection?

Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

Q10. How to store Accuzon 1GM injection?

Store the medicine at temperature (2-8 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Do not freeze. Keep the injection according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q12. Can we give Accuzon 1GM injection to children?

This medicine is not recommended for children below 12 years of age due to potential risk and limited evidence on safety and efficacy.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Accuzon 1GM injection?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is within 15 minutes of administration.

Q14. How long does the effect of Accuzon 1GM injection last?

The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 48 hours.

Q15. Can we take Accuzon 1GM injection daily?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Accuzon 1GM injection?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Accuzon 1GM injection?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
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MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400059, india.

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MACLEODS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

khasra no-21,22,66,67&68-aho-yangtam,namchepung,po-ranipool,sikkim-737135 office-macleods pharmaceuticals ltd atlanta arcade,marol church road,andheri (east),mumbai - 400059, india.

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