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Skaxim 500 mg Tablet

Skars Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Composition for Skaxim 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Skaxim 500 mg Tablet

MRP
65
₹6.5/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Skaxim Tablet

Uses of Skaxim Tablet

Skaxim 500 mg Tablet 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, blood, and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.

Skaxim Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Skaxim are Rash, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Diarrhoea.

How to use Skaxim Tablet

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. Skaxim 500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Skaxim 500 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Skaxim Tablet works

Skaxim 500 mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.

In Depth Information on Skaxim Tablet

Expert advice for Skaxim Tablet

  • Your doctor has prescribed Skaxim 500 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Skaxim 500 mg Tablet 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.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Skaxim 500 mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
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Skaxim Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Skaxim Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Skaxim 500 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Skaxim 500 mg Tablet 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 Skaxim 500 mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
Not relevant, as Skaxim 500 mg Tablet is intended for use in hospitalised patients.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Skaxim 500 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Skaxim 500 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Skaxim Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Skaxim 500 mg Tablet, 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 about Skaxim Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Cefuroxime

Q. Is Skaxim an antibiotic?
Yes, Skaxim is an antibiotic. It is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat various infections.
Q. Is Skaxim a form of penicillin drug?
Skaxim belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotics and is not a penicillin drug. However, its chemical structure and action is similar to penicillin.
Q. Is Skaxim safe?
Skaxim is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Skaxim a steroid?
Skaxim is not a steroid molecule. It is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporins.
Q. Is Skaxim safe in G6PD deficiency?
Skaxim is not known to cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient individuals. However, ask your doctor before taking Skaxim if you are G6PD deficient.
Q. Is Skaxim useful in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Skaxim is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI). Its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can Skaxim be taken with azithromycin?
Skaxim is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with azithromycin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Can Skaxim be taken with doxycycline?
Skaxim is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxycyclin. However, both are antibiotics and should be used only when advised by the doctor.
Q. Is it safe to take Skaxim with pseudoephedrine?
Skaxim is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Can Skaxim be taken with naproxen?
Skaxim is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with naproxen. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Is it safe to take Skaxim with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Skaxim is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Ask your doctor before taking the drugs together.
Q. Does Skaxim expire?
Skaxim like any other drug has an expiry data and should not be used after that. Please check the package insert before using the medicine.
Q. Can Skaxim help to treat pneumonia?
Skaxim is indicated in the treatment of pneumonia. However, its effectiveness would depend on the infecting organism and hence you should consult your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Skaxim have penicillin in it?
No, Skaxim does not have penicillin in it. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is similar to penicillin.
Q. Can the use of Skaxim cause constipation?
Skaxim is not known to cause constipation. It is associated with diarrhea. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking Skaxim, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Skaxim cover staphylococci?
Yes, Skaxim is active against staphylococcus. However, strains resistant to the drug have also been reported. Talk to your doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment of your infection.
Q. Can the use of Skaxim make you feel tired?
Skaxim use is not associated with tiredness. However, if you experience tiredness while taking Skaxim, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take alprazolam with Skaxim?
No drug interactions have been reported when Skaxim is used with alprazolam. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Skaxim with ibuprofen?
No drug interactions have been reported when Skaxim is used with ibuprofen. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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