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Maxcef IV/IM1gm/vial

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Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Cefotaxime
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Maxcef IV/IM does not cause any harmful side effects.
PregnancyPregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Maxcef IV/IM is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, ... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Maxcef IV/IM is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is n... View More
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Maxcef IV/IM may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Maxcef IV/IM should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Maxcef IV/IM may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Reg... View More
LiverLiver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Maxcef IV/IM is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Maxcef IV/IM is recommended.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Maxcef IV/IM is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections in your body. It is effective in infections of the brain, lungs, ear, urinary ... View More

Uses of Maxcef IV/IM

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Maxcef IV/IM

Common
  • Rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Diarrhea

How to use Maxcef IV/IM

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Maxcef IV/IM works

Maxcef IV/IM is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for t... View More

What if you forget to take Maxcef IV/IM?

If you miss a dose of Maxcef IV/IM, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to y... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Your doctor has prescribed Maxcef IV/IM 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 harder to treat.
  • Discontinue Maxcef IV/IM 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 does not stop or if you find blood in your st... View More
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Maxcef IV/IM as it may cause increased side effects.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Pneumonia, Meningitis, Peritonitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Endometritis, Pelvic cellulitis, Gonorrhea, Skin and skin structure infections, Respira... View More

Administration

IV Preparation Intermittent injection: Reconstitute 1 or 2 g with 10 mL SWI Infusion: Reconstitute infusion bottles with 50 or 100 mL NS or D5W IM:... View More

Adult Dose

Adult: Infections Caused by Susceptible Organisms Uncomplicated: 1 g IV or IM q12hr Moderate to severe: 1-2 g IV or IM q8hr More serious (bloodstre... View More

Child Dose

Children: IV, IM 50–180 mg/kg/day q6–8h 200–225 mg/kg/day for meningitis q6h Neonates: The recommended dosage is 50 mg/kg/day in 2 to 4 divided dos... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Severe: After an initial loading dose of 1 g, half the daily dose w/o changing the frequency.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.

Mode of Action

Cefotaxime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in b... View More

Precaution

History of penicillin allergy; colitis; impaired renal function; pregnancy, lactation. Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use with caution

Side Effect

Colitis, Elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine, Elevated hepatic transaminases, Fever. Pain at inj site; hypersensitivity reactions, rash, ... View More

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy category: B Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use with caution

Interaction

Probenecid decreases cefotaxime elimination. Potentially Fatal: Nephrotoxicity with furosemide and aminoglycosides.

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More