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Biotax-O 50mg Syrup

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is an antibiotic belonging to the cephalosporin group, which is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the respiratory tract (eg. pneumonia), urinary tract, ear, nasal sinus, throat, and some sexually transmitted diseases.

Biotax-O 50mg Syrup should be given under the supervision of a doctor or health professional. Use it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Using it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete the full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back or worsen. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by a doctor.

Uses of Biotax-O Syrup

Benefits of Biotax-O Syrup

In Bacterial infections

Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is an antibiotic medicine that works by killing the infection causing bacteria in your body. It is effective for bacterial infections of the lungs, throat and urinary tract among others. This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Side effects of Biotax-O Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Biotax-O

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Biotax-O Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Biotax-O 50mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Biotax-O Syrup works

Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Biotax-O 50mg Syrup does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Biotax-O 50mg Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biotax-O 50mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Biotax-O 50mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biotax-O Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Biotax-O 50mg Syrup to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Biotax-O 50mg Syrup as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Discontinue Biotax-O 50mg Syrup and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Broad spectrum (Third & fourth generation cephalosporins}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

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FAQs

Q. How long should I take Biotax-O 50mg Syrup?

Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. You should take it for the full duration of your treatment as advised by your doctor.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Biotax-O 50mg Syrup?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup can cause diarrhea. Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria, but it can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Is Biotax-O 50mg Syrup effective?

Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Biotax-O 50mg Syrup too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup?

If you forget a dose of Biotax-O 50mg Syrup, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Biotax-O 50mg Syrup safe for the kidneys?

Yes, Biotax-O 50mg Syrup is safe for the kidneys when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase kidney damage. Therefore, it is advised to take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.

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