Drug ID: 3d00000053
Drug Name: Cefotaxime
Generic Names: Maxitax | Goldcef -S (1000mg) | Eftim 750 | Sanocef -S (1000 mg) | Duotax (1.5 gm) | Faxim -SS | Avicef -S | Bactram | Nutaxin -S | Effimax Plus 750 | Cefotaxime Sodium | Cefotax (1000 mg) | Labicef -S 1.5 gm | Claforan (250mg) | Saltaxim | Bolotax -S-1.5 gm | Ivimax (1 gm) | Taximax (250 mg) | Ivimax | Antax | Evacef -S | Claforan (1000mg) | Labicef -S 750 | Avicef -S 750 | Cefotax (250 mg) | Ubcef-250 | Goldcef -S (500mg) | CP -1500 | Augtax (1000 mg) | Ceftax | Claforan | More
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult: The recommended dose is 1-2 g 4-12 hourly. Max: 12 g/day.
Recommended In: This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as lower respiratory tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, skin and skin structure infections, and others. It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.
Directions For Use: It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
Storage: Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).
Dosage Forms: Intramuscular Injection | Intravenous Injection
Side Effects: Local - Injection site inflammation, pain, induration, and tenderness.
Hypersensitivity - Rash, itching, fever, eosinophilia, hives, and shock.
Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
In Case of Overdose: Common toxic signs in animals that died were a decrease in spontaneous activity, tonic and clonic convulsions, dyspnea, hypothermia, and cyanosis. Cefotaxime sodium overdosage has occurred in patients. Most cases have shown no overt toxicity. The most frequent reactions were elevations of BUN and creatinine. There is a risk of reversible encephalopathy in cases of administration of high doses of beta-lactam antibiotics including cefotaxime. No specific antidote exists. Patients who receive an acute overdosage should be carefully observed and given supportive treatment.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney, liver, or gastrointestinal disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
Drug Interaction: Some products that may interact with this drug include: aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., tobramycin, gentamicin), chloramphenicol, probenecid, live bacterial vaccines.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including Coombs' test, certain urine glucose tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.