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Composition FOR CT L 5mg tablet

Cefotaxime(5mg)

food interaction for CT L tablet

alcohol interaction for CT L tablet

pregnancy interaction for CT L tablet

lactation interaction for CT L tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ct l 5mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ct l 5mg tablet 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Ct l 5mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR CT L 5mg tablet

Cefotaxime(5mg)

Ct l tablet uses

Ct l 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How ct l tablet works

Ct l 5mg tablet 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.

Common side effects of ct l tablet

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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Expert advice FOR CT L tablet

  • Only use Cefotaxime when prescribed by a registered medical doctor.
  • Always take the full prescription, even if you feel better.
  • Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
  • Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
  • Avoid taking for a long duration as there is a risk of serious intestinal infection and low blood count.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Frequently asked questions FOR CT L 5mg tablet

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)
Q. Is cefotaxime ototoxic (toxic to the ear)?
No, cefotaxime is not an ototoxic drug when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, tobramycin), it may increase ototoxicity
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Q. Is cefotaxime bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Cefotaxime is a bactericidal agent
Q. What organisms does cefotaxime cover?
Cefotaxime 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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)