Cefotax 250mg Injection

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Composition for Cefotax 250mg Injection

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Primarily used for

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1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Cefotax Injection

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Uses of Cefotax Injection

Cefotax 250mg 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.
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Side effects of Cefotax Injection

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefotax Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cefotax Injection works

Cefotax 250mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body.

In Depth Information on Cefotax Injection

Expert advice for Cefotax Injection

  • Make sure you complete the course even if you start to feel better.
  • Discontinue Cefotax 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.
  • If you're on blood thinners, Cefotax can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cefotax 250mg Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Cefotax 250mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Cefotax 250mg 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 250mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
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Driving
Cefotax 250mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Cefotax 250mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefotax 250mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
SAFE
Cefotax 250mg Injection is safe to use in patients with live
r disease. No dose adjustment of Cefotax 250mg Injection is recommended.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cefotaxime, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cefotax 250mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Cefotaxime

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)
No, Cefotax is not an ototoxic drug when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, tobramycin), it may increase ototoxicity
Cefotax is a bactericidal agent
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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