General English name: Cefotaxime
Application: Bacterial infection
Pharmaceutical forms of cefotaxime
Cefotaxime Drug Information
The antibiotic cefotaxime belongs to the cephalosporin family, which is used to treat multiple bacterial infections or to prevent infection after surgery. The antibiotic cefotaxime prevents the spread of infection by preventing the growth of bacteria.
The correct amount and method of taking Cefotaxime
Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with cefotaxime. If you have any questions about how to use this medicine, ask your doctor.
Cefotaxime is usually given to you by a nurse or doctor as an intravenous injection (slowly over 3 minutes) or intramuscularly, the dose and amount of which is determined by your doctor.
To improve the effect of the antibiotic cefotaxime, inject the drug daily, at certain times of the day.
Stop taking the medicine as long as it is prescribed for you. Early discontinuation of the drug may lead to recurrence of the infection.
If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to cefotaxime
Note the expiration date of cefotaxime and do not take it if it has expired.
Never give Cefotaxime to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Check for drug interactions with cefotaxime, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Cefotaxime during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. However, taking cefotaxime during pregnancy does not endanger the health of the fetus, and you can use this antibiotic with a doctor’s prescription.
The effect of Cefotaxime on driving
Cefotaxime can not make you drowsy, you do not need to avoid driving.
Drug interaction with cefotaxime
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Although most antibiotics are unlikely to affect pregnancy control, antibiotics such as rifampin and rifabutin reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. Consult your doctor before using antibiotics.
Cefotaxime may interfere with some tests (including the urinary glucose test) and may affect the results of these specific laboratory tests. Tell your doctor or nurse before taking any tests that you are taking any medication.
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cefotaxime:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
- If you have any kidney problems.
- If you have any digestive problems (colitis).
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions to medications or antibiotics.
Side effects of cefotaxime
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
Pain, burning, redness or skin changes at the injection site
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Cefotaxime.
Side effects of Cefotaxime overdose (cefotaxime poisoning)
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as seizures, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of Cefotaxime
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.