Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium)
What is Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium) used for?
Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium) belongs to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics. It is effective at fighting bacteria and treating bacterial infections. This antibiotic is used for many different types of bacterial infections, and may also be used to treat serious infections. It is sometimes used as a preventative measure in people undergoing surgery.
How should I use Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium)?
Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium) is either injected into a muscle, such as the buttock, or else given as an intravenous fluid which may be injected into the vein. It is administered by a physician or other competent medical professional. Patients who are unsure of how to properly administer this medication should not inject it themselves. Your physician may conduct physical examinations and other medical tests to find out the effectiveness of this treatment. The length of time for which treatment is required depends on a number of factors, and will normally be decided by your physician.
What are the side effects of Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium)?
Some side effects may be caused by Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium) such as:
This medication may also cause serious side effects. Discuss the risks of all side effects with your physician before using this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cefotaxime Injection (Cefotaxime Sodium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.