Velosef, Cephradine Uses and Side Effects

Velosef is produced by GSK, it contains Cephradine. It is the best medicine for skin and soft tissue infections, eye, and ear infections, urinary tract infections, tonsillitis, dental abscess, surgical prophylaxis, upper respiratory tract infection, skin boils, and pimples on the face. Cephradine is the first generation of cephalosporin, which active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Cephradine is mostly being given to infections caused by bacteria.

Indications

Lower Respiratory Infection (Lobar, bronchitis, and bronchopneumonia)

Skin and Soft Tissue Infection (Abscess, Cellulitis, Acne, Boils, Furunulosis and Impetigo)

Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI, LRTI, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Tonsillitis)

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI, Urine Burning)

Bones and Joint Infection

Septicaemia and endocarditis

Surgical Prophylaxis

Dosage

Dose for Adults

Disease Dose for Adults
Respiratory tract infection Or skin and soft tissue infection 250mg every 6 hours or 500mg every 12 hours (Also depends on the severity of infection)
Uncomplicated urinary tract infection 500mg every 6 hours or 1g every 12 hours
Prostatitis and Epididymitis 2 to 4g daily in four equally divided doses intramuscularly or intravenously
Pneumonia 500mg 4 times a day
Bones infection 1g 4 times a day
A severe infection like Endocarditis 2g 4 times a day gave intravenously
Postoperative Infection or Contaminated Surgery 1-2g intravenously or intramuscularly 30 to 90 minutes prior to the start of surgery

Dose for Children

Disease Dose for Children
Mild to moderately severe infection 25-50mg/kg every 6 or 12 hours
Otitis media or H. Influenza 75 to 100mg/kg every 6 or 12 hours
Skin and soft tissue infection 100 to 250mg/kg every 6 or 12 hours

Side Effects

Severe adverse reactions of Cephradine include Seizures, blood, and lymphatic disorder, Pseudomembranous colitis, immune system disorders, nervous system disorders, thrombophlebitis, anaphylactic reaction, etc. In acute overdosage, it can cause nausea, rashes, convulsions, diarrhea, etc. Common side effects of cephradine include nausea, skin rashes, local pain, vaginitis, headache, and diarrhea, etc.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Precautions: Cephradine should not be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding or impaired kidney or liver dysfunction. Consult your physician before taking velosef in pregnancy and lactation. 

Velosef Syrup For Children

Note: Add boiled cool water up to the mark and shake well. Once reconstituted the suspension can be used within 7 days or 14 days if stored under a refrigerator (-8C).

Velosef 125mg Syrup

    Velosef 125mg Suspension

Velosef 125mg SuspensionCephradine
Composition Each 5ml contains 125mg Cephradine USP
Symptoms URTI, LRTI, Skin and Soft Tissue Infection, Boils, Abscess, Tonsillitis, UTI, Ear Infection
Dose For ChildrenAccording to above table
CompanyGSK
Retail priceRs 160.93

Velosef 250mg Syrup

Velosef 250mg Suspension

Velosef 250mg SuspensionCephradine
Composition Each 5ml contains 250mg Cephradine USP
Symptoms URTI, LRTI, Skin and Soft Tissue Infection, Boils, Abscess, Tonsillitis, UTI, Ear Infection
Dose For ChildrenAccording to above table
CompanyGSK
Retail priceRs 273.95

Velosef Tablet and injection for Adults

Velosef 250mg Tablet

Velosef 250mg Capsules

Velosef 250mg CapsulesCephradine
Composition Each capsule contains 250mg of Cephradine USP
Symptoms URTI, LRTI, Skin and Soft Tissue Infection, Boils, Abscess, Tonsillitis, UTI, Ear Infection
DosageAccording to above table
CompanyGSK
Per tablet priceRs 13.4

Velosef 500mg Tablet

Velosef 500mg Capsules

Velosef 500mg CapsulesCephradine
Composition Each capsule contains 500mg of Cephradine USP
Symptoms URTI, LRTI, Skin and Soft Tissue Infection, Boils, Abscess, Tonsillitis, UTI, Ear Infection
DosageAccording to above table
CompanyGSK
Per tablet priceRs 26.39

Velosef Injection

Velosef 500mg Injection

Velosef 500mg InjectionCephradine
Composition Each vail contains 500mg of Cephradine USP
Symptoms URTI, LRTI, Skin and Soft Tissue Infection, Boils, Abscess, Tonsillitis, UTI, Ear Infection
DosageAccording to above table
CompanyGSK
Per Vial priceRs 150