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Can Cepodem Be Taken Instead Of Cefogen For Throat Infection?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Question: My wife is having throat infaction and a bit of cough. I consulted a doctor and he suggested a medicine Cefogen along with other course of medicine. I was able to find all other but instead of Cefogen I found Cepodem. I am not able to contact doctor because its night now. Can I use this alternative medicine. Quick response is appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Answered by Dr. Satvinder Bakshi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
cefogen and cepodem are different

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Cefogen and cepodem are different and therefore cannot be interchanged

Cefogen is the trade name for Cefuroxime, which is an antibiotic

Other trade names like Aaxim/Abrocef/Acee/Acef/Acitil , i am sure you will be able to get one of these from your local pharmacy.

Take care
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Can Cepodem Be Taken Instead Of Cefogen For Throat Infection?

Brief Answer: cefogen and cepodem are different Detailed Answer: Hello Cefogen and cepodem are different and therefore cannot be interchanged Cefogen is the trade name for Cefuroxime, which is an antibiotic Other trade names like Aaxim/Abrocef/Acee/Acef/Acitil , i am sure you will be able to get one of these from your local pharmacy. Take care