Medicine Overview of Cefotaxim Injection
Cefotaxim 1000mg 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.
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria in the human body.
In Depth Information on Cefotaxim Injection
Your doctor has prescribed Cefotaxim to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Cefotaxim 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, Cefotaxim can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Cefotaxim Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cefotaxim 1000mg 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.
Cefotaxim 1000mg 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 Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Cefotaxim 1000mg 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.
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Frequently asked questions about Cefotaxim 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)
No, Cefotaxim is not an ototoxic drug when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, tobramycin), it may increase ototoxicity
Cefotaxim is a bactericidal agent
Cefotaxim 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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