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Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Duotax Injection

Duotax Injection side effects

Common
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Duotax Injection

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

How Duotax Injection works

Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection is a combination of two medicines: Cefotaxime and Sulbactam. Cefotaxime is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefotaxime against bacteria.

Duotax Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed this combination medicine to treat bacterial infections even if they have developed resistance. 
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Taking probiotics along with Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Stop taking Duotax 500 mg/250 mg Injection and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Duotax

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Kya fever main cefixime 50 mg dry syrup de sakte haiKitna ml dena hota hai
Dr. Amit Modi
Child Specialist
Hello, Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin, an antibiotic used in specific bacterial infections. For fever you must use antipyretics like paracetamol to decrease the temperature. Antibiotic is only to be started if bacterial infection is suspected. Do visit a pediatrician for clinical examination of your child.
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Duotax cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Duotax can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. How long does Duotax takes to work?

Usually, Duotax starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. What if I don't get better after using Duotax?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

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References
  1. Cefotaxime. Bridgewater, NJ: Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC; 2015. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Sulbactam. New York, New York: Roeirg; 2007. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Cefotaxime. Wrexham: Wockhardt UK Ltd.; 2007 [revised 2 Jun. 2017]. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Sulbactam. [Accessed 09 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Mercantile Chamber, 3rd Floor, 12, J.N. Heredia Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400 001, India.
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