Cefotaxime + Sulbactam

Information about Cefotaxime + Sulbactam

Cefotaxime + Sulbactam Uses

Cefotaxime+Sulbactam is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How Cefotaxime + Sulbactam works

Cefotaxime + Sulbactam 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.

Common side effects of Cefotaxime + Sulbactam

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Allergic reaction
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Available Medicine for Cefotaxime + Sulbactam

TaximaxAlkem Laboratories Ltd
27 to ₹703 variant(s)
Biotax SBBiochem Pharmaceutical Industries
20 to ₹493 variant(s)
DuotaxAristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
21 to ₹493 variant(s)
AugtaxZuventus Healthcare Ltd
59 to ₹2053 variant(s)
Haltax SHindustan Antibiotics Ltd
351 variant(s)
Peftaxim SBPushkar Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
25 to ₹412 variant(s)
Natocef SAncalima Lifesciences Ltd
60 to ₹802 variant(s)
Cefosys ForteSystacare Remedies
23 to ₹683 variant(s)
Flotax SFlora Biotech
24 to ₹723 variant(s)
Tamonov-SNovo Medi Sciences Pvt Ltd
691 variant(s)

Expert advice for Cefotaxime + Sulbactam

  • 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 Cefotaxime + Sulbactam may help. Talk to your doctor if you notice bloody stools or develop abdominal cramps.
  • Take it with food and plenty of fluids to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Stop taking Cefotaxime + Sulbactam and inform your doctor immediately if you develop an itchy rash, swelling of the face, throat or tongue or breathing difficulties while taking it.

Frequently asked questions for Cefotaxime + Sulbactam

Cefotaxime + Sulbactam

Q. Can the use of Cefotaxime+Sulbactam cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefotaxime+Sulbactam 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 Cefotaxime+Sulbactam takes to work?

Usually, Cefotaxime+Sulbactam 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 Cefotaxime+Sulbactam?

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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