Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet

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Composition for Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet

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Uses of Cefotaxime

Cefotaxime 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 Cefotaxime

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.

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How to use Cefotaxime

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet works

Cefotaxime 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.
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Uses of Sulbactam

Sulbactam is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Sulbactam

Common

Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Hives, Redness of skin, Ankle swelling, Limb swelling, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Injection site bruising, Injection site bleeding, Stomach cramp, Wheezing.

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How to use Sulbactam

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet works

Sulbactam blocks the action of the enzymes produced by bacteria to inactivate the antibiotics.

In Depth Information on Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Cefotaxime

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefotaxime 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 Cefotaxime 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, Cefotaxime can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.

Expert advice for Sulbactam

  • It is preferentially given as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle but tablet form is also available.
  • Tell the doctor if you have diabetes and regularly check your urine for sugar level; ampicillin and sulbactam may cause false positive results.
  • Do not start or continue the sulbactam and consult your doctor: If you have asthma, runny nose due to allergy (hay fever), or kidney or gastrointestinal disease especially inflammation of large intestine (colitis), If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding or become pregnant while taking ampicillin and sulbactam.
Effimax Plus Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Effimax Plus Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet is safe to use during lact
ation. 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.
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Driving
Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, s
leepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet 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
There is limited information available on the use of Effimax
Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Effimax Plus 500 mg/250 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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
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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Frequently asked questions about Sulbactam

Q. Is Sulbactam a sulfa (sulfonamide) drug?
Sulbactam does not contain sulfa. It is a semisynthetic beta lactamase Inhibitor
Q. What is Sulbactam sodium?
Sulbactam is a beta-lactamase inhibitor used as the sodium salt to increase the antibacterial activity of penicillins
Q. Is Sulbactam safe?
Sulbactam is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Substitutes for Effimax Plus

No substitutes found for this medicine
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