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Mahacef is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your
Mahacef is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
Mahacef may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Mahacef, or to similar antibiotics, such as
Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller
amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Mahacef works best if you take it with a meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.
The Mahacef chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. Measure the liquid with a
special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your
pharmacist for one.
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 Mahacef.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the
infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is
resistant to antibiotics. Mahacef will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Store the tablets and capsules at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused medication after 14 days.
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose
symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.