Medicine Overview of Cefotax Injection
Cefotax 250 mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Cefotax are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Injection site reaction, Diarrhoea.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Cefotax 250 mg Injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Cefotax Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Cefotax 250 mg Injection 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 to come back and harder to treat.
Discontinue Cefotax 250 mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefotax 250 mg Injection as it may cause increased side effects.
Cefotax Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefotax 250 mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Cefotax 250 mg Injection is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Cefotax 250 mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Cefotax 250 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Cefotax 250 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefotax 250 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Cefotax 250 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefotax 250 mg Injection is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Cefotax 250 mg Injection, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Cefotax Injection
Q. Is cefotaxime a sulfa, penicillin or broad spectrum antibiotic?
Cefotaxime does not contain sulfa and is not a penicillin drug. It is a third generation, broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic
Q. Is cefotaxime compatible with potassium and TPN?
Yes, cefotaxime can be given with potassium and TPN (total parenteral nutrition)
Q. Is Cefotax ototoxic (toxic to the ear)?
No, Cefotax is not an ototoxic drug when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, tobramycin), it may increase ototoxicity
Q. Is Cefotax bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Cefotax is a bactericidal agent
Q. What organisms does Cefotax cover?
Cefotax is active against Escherichia coli, group A and B streptococci, pseudomonas and staphylococcus bacteria. In some cases, Streptococcus pneumonia may show resistance to the drug. It may not be effective against methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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