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TAXIM 250MG INJECTION

Manufacturer/Marketer

ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

Composition

CEFOTAXIME-250MG

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About TAXIM 250MG INJECTION

TAXIM 250MG INJECTION belongs to a class of drugs known as cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat various bacterial infections such as lung, skin, soft tissue, urinary tract, genital tract, heart valves, spine, brain, abdomen and blood infections. Apart from that, it may also be used to prevent infection before surgery, as well as during and after a caesarean section to prevent infections.

TAXIM 250MG INJECTION contains cefotaxime that exerts its bactericidal action by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis, thus killing the bacteria. As a result, it treats bacterial infections.

TAXIM 250MG INJECTION will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer. TAXIM 250MG INJECTION may cause side effects such as injection site reactions, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and rash. The majority of these side effects subside over time without the need for medical intervention. However, contact your doctor if the side effects persist or worsen.

Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding so that your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing TAXIM 250MG INJECTION to you. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and all the medicines you are taking to rule out any side effects. In rare cases, you may experience involuntary muscle contractions, dizziness, or feeling less attentive. If this occurs, avoid driving or operating any tools or machinery.

Uses of TAXIM 250MG INJECTION

Bacterial infections

Medicinal Benefits

TAXIM 250MG INJECTION is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as lungs, skin, soft tissue, urinary tract, genital tract, heart valves, spine, brain, abdomen and blood infections. Apart from that, it can be used to prevent infection before surgery, as well as during and after a caesarean section to prevent infections. TAXIM 250MG INJECTION exerts its bactericidal action through inhibition of bacterial cell wall synthesis. It is stable against the action of most β-lactamases.

Directions for Use

TAXIM 250MG INJECTION will be administered by a qualified healthcare professional. Kindly do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of TAXIM 250MG INJECTION

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Soft stools or diarrhoea
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling, tenderness, or pain at the injection site

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take TAXIM 250MG INJECTION if you are allergic or hypersensitive to cefotaxime or any cephalosporin antibiotics, beta-lactam antibiotics, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have heart disease, problems with your heartbeat or severe heart failure, liver or kidney problems. Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding so that your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing TAXIM 250MG INJECTION to you. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and all the medicines you are taking to rule out any side effects.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: TAXIM 250MG INJECTION may interact with certain aminoglycoside antibiotics (gentamicin, streptomycin, neomycin, kanamycin, amikacin, tobramycin), diuretics (furosemide, etacrynic acid), medicines used for gout (probenecid), and certain vaccines (BCG, cholera live, typhoid live).

Drug-Food Interactions: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Caution should be exercised while using TAXIM 250MG INJECTION in people with colitis (bowel disease that affects the large intestine, causing irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the colon), electrolyte imbalance, seizures, liver or renal dysfunction or under dialysis.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • GENTAMICIN
  • STREPTOMYCIN
  • NEOMYCIN
  • KANAMYCIN
  • AMIKACIN
  • TOBRAMYCIN
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • ETACRYNIC ACID
  • PROBENECID
  • BCG VACCINE
  • TYPHOID VACCINE LIVE
  • CHOLERA VACCINE LIVE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      It is unknown whether alcohol affects TAXIM 250MG INJECTION. However, it is best to avoid or limit alcohol consumption as a precaution.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or suspect pregnancy. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing TAXIM 250MG INJECTION.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing TAXIM 250MG INJECTION.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      TAXIM 250MG INJECTION may cause a reduction in mental awareness; thus, avoid using machinery or driving unless you are alert.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      TAXIM 250MG INJECTION to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      TAXIM 250MG INJECTION to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      safe if prescribed

      TAXIM 250MG INJECTION should be used in children only if recommended by a child specialist.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Avoid consuming excessive amounts of caffeine-containing foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks, and chocolate.
    • Probiotics should be taken after finishing the entire course of TAXIM 250MG INJECTION to replenish good bacteria. The risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea can be decreased by taking probiotics after receiving antibiotic treatment. Some fermented foods, including yoghurt, cheese, sauerkraut, and kimchi, can help rebuild the beneficial bacteria in the intestine. 
    • Increase your intake of fibre-rich foods since they are simpler for gut bacteria to digest, encouraging their growth.
    • While taking TAXIM 250MG INJECTION, make sure to drink lots of water or other fluids.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol since it may cause dehydration and interfere with your sleep, which makes it difficult for your body to help TAXIM 250MG INJECTION fight infections.

    Special Advise

    • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice rash, itchy skin, swelling of the face and mouth, or difficulty breathing.

    Other Information (TAX0006)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Bacterial infection: A bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria enter, multiply, and infect the body. It can target any body part and multiply very quickly. When you get infected with bacteria, you can experience generalized symptoms like fever, chills, and fatigue. Anyone can become infected with a bacterial infection. But, people with a weak immune system or taking immunosuppressive medicine are more prone to bacterial infection.

    FAQs

    TAXIM 250MG INJECTION exerts its bactericidal action by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis, thus killing the bacteria. As a result, it treats bacterial infections.

    Inform the doctor if you do not feel better after completing the whole course of treatment. You must also notify your doctor if your symptoms worsen while using this medication.

    TAXIM 250MG INJECTION is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections only. TAXIM 250MG INJECTION does not treat a viral infection like the flu or a common cold.

    TAXIM 250MG INJECTION may cause diarrhoea as a side effect. If you have diarrhoea or soft stools, consult your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrheal medicine unless the doctor tells you to.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    TAXIM 250MG INJECTION

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    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.

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