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Drug information on   Cefatax (Cefotaxime) from Shalina Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

  Cefatax

  Injection
Shalina Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Cefotaxime
 59.85
1vial

Drug Name : Cefotaxime

Cefotaxime(Claforan) generic   Cefatax 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.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which   Cefatax may be prescribed


Side effects of   Cefatax

   Local : Injection site inflammation, pain, induration, and tenderness.

   Hypersensitivity : Rash, itching, fever, eosinophilia, hives, and shock.

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: IV/IM - The recommended dose is 1-2 g 4-12 hourly. Max: 12 g/day.

How to use   Cefatax?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

When is   Cefatax not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for   Cefatax

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.

Other Precautions for   Cefatax

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for   Cefatax

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).



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