CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable)

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CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable)

CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

CEPHAPIRIN (Injection)

CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Cephapirin (sef-a-PYE-rin) Treats infections caused by bacteria. Belongs to a class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics.

When To Not Use CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to cephalosporin medicine such as Keflex®, Velosef®, or Ceclor®.

How Should You Use CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IM shot is given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks). An IV is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV or IM medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If you are receiving IV medicine, check the bag to make sure there are no leaks. Also make sure the solution is clear.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and take the rest of the doses for the day at evenly spaced time intervals.
  • If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking birth control pills or probenecid (Benemid®, ColBENEMID®) while taking cephapirin.

CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to penicillin medicines.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver or kidney disease or colitis before taking this medicine.
  • If you have severe diarrhea while taking cephapirin, check with your doctor before taking medicine to stop the diarrhea.
  • Cephapirin may cause incorrect results with urine sugar tests used by patients with diabetes.

CEPHAPIRIN (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Rash, hives, or blistering skin
  • Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Severe diarrhea, vomiting, or stomach pain
  • Pain, burning, or swelling where the shot or IV is given
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Sore mouth or tongue
  • Vaginal itching or discharge

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Waail, Waail - 01/10/2014

Well alot of times 5 weeks is way to early to see anything on a unluasortd.usually you see something at 6 weeks. Your number going up are a good thing! are you having any pains in your side? tehy say if its Ectopic you will know it,you will hurt really bad and with your numbers going up,and not seeing anything on the US the DOC should have checked your tubes First thing! Good luck hun!