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Consuming alcohol with Cefotax IV/IM does not cause any harmful side effects.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefotax 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefotax 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 ... View More
Cefotax IV/IM may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Cefotax IV/IM should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefotax IV/IM may be needed. Please consult your doctor. R... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefotax IV/IM is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Cefotax IV/IM is recommended.
Cefotax 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 Cefotax IV/IM
- Bacterial infections
Side effects of Cefotax IV/IM
- Allergic reaction
- Injection site reaction
How to use Cefotax IV/IM
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Cefotax IV/IM works
Cefotax IV/IM is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for ... View More
What if you forget to take Cefotax IV/IM?
If you miss a dose of Cefotax 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 ... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Cefotax 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 Cefotax IV/IM and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.... View More
- 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 Cefotax IV/IM as it may cause increased side effects.
Pneumonia, Meningitis, Peritonitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Endometritis, Pelvic cellulitis, Gonorrhea, Skin and skin structure infections, Respira... View More
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: 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
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 impairment: Severe: After an initial loading dose of 1 g, half the daily dose w/o changing the frequency.
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
History of penicillin allergy; colitis; impaired renal function; pregnancy, lactation. Lactation: Drug enters breast milk; use with caution
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
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