Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection

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Composition for Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Cefotaxim Injection

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Uses of Cefotaxim Injection

Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Cefotaxim Injection

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefotaxim Injection

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

How Cefotaxim Injection works

Cefotaxim 1000mg injection is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

In Depth Information on Cefotaxim Injection

Expert advice for Cefotaxim Injection

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Cefotaxim immediately and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
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.
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Lactation
SAFE
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.
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Driving
Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy,
tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
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.
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Liver
SAFE
Cefotaxim 1000mg Injection is safe to use in patients with l
iver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefotaxim 1000mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cefotaxim 1000mg 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, 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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