Cefitaxe is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. You should take it for the full duration of your treatment as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Cefitaxe a strong antibiotic?
Yes, Cefitaxe is a strong antibiotic i.e broad-spectrum antibiotic. It is used to treat a variety of bacterial infection like urinary tract infection, otitis Media, pharyngitis and tonsillitis, bronchitis and gonorrhea
Q. Can the use of Cefitaxe cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Cefitaxe can cause diarrhea. Cefitaxe is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Can I stop taking Cefitaxe when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Cefitaxe before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by the doctor.
Q. How long does Cefitaxe takes to work?
Usually, Cefitaxe starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Cefitaxe?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.