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Taxim 250mg Injection

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Salt Composition : Cefotaxime

Manufacturer : ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 19.35
Price :18
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Introduction to Taxim 250mg Injection

Taxim 250mg Injection contains the active component cefotaxime. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic medication used to treat various bacterial infections. It belongs to the class of antibiotics known as third-generation cephalosporins. This medication works by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria, helping the immune system eliminate the infection. Taxim 250mg Injection is effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It covers a wide range of pathogens, including common bacteria responsible for respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and intra-abdominal infections. Its ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier effectively treats central nervous system infections. This medication is generally well-tolerated by most individuals. While side effects can occur, they are typically mild and transient, with serious adverse reactions being rare.

Taxim 250mg Injection should not be used in individuals with known hypersensitivity or severe allergic reactions to cephalosporin antibiotics or any of the components of the medication. It should be used cautiously or avoided in individuals with a history of gastrointestinal disorders, particularly colitis or pseudomembranous colitis. It can worsen these conditions or lead to antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The kidneys primarily excrete it, so individuals with severe renal impairment (markedly reduced kidney function) may require dosage adjustments. This medication should be used cautiously in neonates (newborn infants) with jaundice. Taxim 250mg Injection should not be mixed or administered simultaneously with calcium-containing solutions or products, such as lactated Ringer's or parenteral nutrition containing calcium. These solutions can cause precipitation and inactivation of this medication.


Uses of Taxim 250mg Injection

  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Intra-abdominal infection
  • Skin and soft tissue infections (cellulitis, infected wounds)
  • Septicemia and bloodstream infections
  • Meningitis (brain infection)
  • Surgical Prophylaxis

Therapeutic Effects of Taxim 250mg Injection

Taxim 250mg Injection inhibits bacterial growth, leading to cell death and treating various bacterial infections effectively. Its broad-spectrum activity targets both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Disrupting bacterial cell wall synthesis eliminates the causative bacteria responsible for respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, septicemia, meningitis, and intra-abdominal infections. Its therapeutic effect offers a powerful weapon against bacterial infections.


Interaction of Taxim 250mg Injection with other drugs

Inform the doctor about your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Taxim 250mg Injection, reducing effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Taxim 250mg Injection

  • Stored at controlled room temperature, between 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
  • Keep away from moisture, heat, and light.
  • It should not be frozen.
  • Keep away from children and pets.

How to consume Taxim 250mg Injection

Taxim 250mg Injection is typically administered through injection by a healthcare professional. The dosage and duration of treatment depend on the specific infection being treated, the severity of the infection, and individual patient factors such as age and overall health.


Safety Advices for Taxim 250mg Injection

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Pregnancy

  

The use of Taxim 250mg Injection during pregnancy should be discussed with the healthcare provider. They will consider the specific circumstances, the patient's medical history, and individual factors to make an informed decision.

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Breast Feeding

  

Breastfeeding individuals who require Taxim 250mg Injection treatment should consult with their healthcare provider. The decision to use this medication while breastfeeding will depend on factors such as the necessity of the medication, the severity of the infection being treated, and the age and health of the infant.

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Lungs

  

Suppose you have a pre-existing lung condition or are concerned about the safety of the Taxim 250mg Injection in your lungs. Consulting with your healthcare provider for personalized advice is recommended in that case.

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Liver

  

Before starting Taxim 250mg Injection, it is important to inform your healthcare provider about any existing liver conditions or impairments.

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Alcohol

  

Alcohol consumption may increase the risk of certain side effects associated with Taxim 250mg Injection, such as dizziness or stomach irritation.

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Driving

  

Taxim 250mg Injection may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some individuals. If you experience these side effects, avoiding activities requiring mental alertness, such as driving or operating machinery, is important.


Side Effects of Taxim 250mg Injection

Taxim 250mg Injection cause some side effects like all medications, although not everyone will experience them. 

Serious:

  • Severe allergic reactions (rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, difficulty breathing)
  • Severe skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis)
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Hepatitis
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
  • Agranulocytosis (severe decrease in white blood cells)
  • Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
  • Anemia (decrease red blood cell)

Common:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Injection site reactions (for intravenous or intramuscular administration)

Word of Advice

Regarding your health and medication usage, it is important to prioritize open communication with your healthcare provider. Make sure to provide them with a comprehensive overview of your medical history, including any existing conditions, medications you are currently taking, or any allergies you may have. Elderly individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of Taxim 250mg Injection. Monitor if you see any infusion-related problems. Age-related changes in metabolism reduce cardiac reserve, and other factors can increase the risk of adverse reactions. Close monitoring and appropriate dose adjustments are necessary for the elderly. Individuals with liver or kidney impairment should be closely monitored during treatment. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before taking it. Lastly, use caution in pediatric patients and discuss the potential risks and benefits with a healthcare professional.


FAQs

Q 1. Can Taxim 250mg Injection be used to treat viral infections like the common cold or flu?

No, Taxim 250mg Injection is an antibiotic that specifically targets bacterial infections. It is ineffective against viral infections such as the common cold or flu. Antibiotics should only be used to treat bacterial infections as a healthcare professional prescribes.

Q 2. Can Taxim 250mg Injection be used in children?

Yes, Taxim 250mg Injection can be used in children. However, the dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on the child's age, weight, and the specific infection being treated. A healthcare professional with expertise in pediatric medicine should determine pediatric dosing.

Q 3. Can Taxim 250mg Injection cause birth control pills to become ineffective?

Taxim 250mg Injection does not directly interfere with the effectiveness of hormonal birth control pills. However, some antibiotics can affect the gut bacteria and potentially reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. It is recommended to use additional contraception methods, such as condoms while taking antibiotics to ensure adequate protection against pregnancy. Consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice.

Q 4. Can individuals with penicillin allergies use Taxim 250mg Injection?

Although Taxim 250mg Injection is not a penicillin, cross-reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins has been reported. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about any known allergies, including penicillin allergies.

Q 5. Can Taxim 250mg Injection cause sun sensitivity or increase the risk of sunburn?

Taxim 250mg Injection does not typically cause sun sensitivity or increase the risk of sunburn. However, some individuals may experience photosensitivity reactions due to their underlying infection or other factors. It is recommended to take necessary sun protection measures, such as wearing sunscreen and protective clothing, especially if you are experiencing photosensitivity or spending prolonged periods in the sun.


Fact Box of Taxim 250mg Injection

Molecule name: Cefotaxime

Therapeutic class: Antibiotic

Pharmacological class: Cephalosporin


 

Indications:

1. Respiratory tract infections

2. Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

3. Intra-abdominal infection

4. Skin and soft tissue infections (cellulitis, infected wounds)

5. Septicemia and bloodstream infections

6. Meningitis (brain infection)

7. Surgical Prophylaxis


References

  1. Wockhardt UK Ltd, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on 01 Nov 2022], [Accessed on 7th June 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1508/pil#gref
  2. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on September 2011],[Accessed on 7th June 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/050547s068,050596s037lbl.pdf 

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