Cefotaxime + Sulbactam is a combination of two medicines: Cefotaxime + Sulbactam1 and Cefotaxime + Sulbactam2. Cefotaxime + Sulbactam1 is an antibiotic. It works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of bacteria. Cefotaxime + Sulbactam2 is a beta-lactamase inhibitor which reduces resistance and enhances the activity of Cefotaxime + Sulbactam1 against bacteria.
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.
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.