Augtax 1000/500 Mg Injection 1
Cefotaxime drug is used to treat typhoid fever and certain bacterial infections, including the life-threatening forms. Sulbactam is used to treat bacterial infections.
How does the drug work ?
Cefotaxime kills the bacteria by preventing the formation of a substance called peptidoglycan which provides strength to the cell wall. Sulbactam belongs to the class called beta-lactamase inhibitor. Beta-lactamase is the chemical enzyme produced by bacteria.Sulbactam binds to these enzymes and restricts the degradation of antibiotic.
What are the common side effects ?The side effects which are common with cefotaxime are itching, skin rash, mild diarrhea, pain and lump formation at the injection site. The common reported side effects of sulbactam are abdominal pain, allergic reaction, hives, redness of skin, ankle swelling, limb swelling, and difficulty in swallowing, shortness of breath, facial swelling, stomach cramp, and wheezing.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Take Augtax drug as prescribed by the physician. Do not overuse or discontinue the drug in the middle of the treatment as it leads to reduced action of the drug.
• Complete the entire course of drug therapy even if feeling better. Discontinuing the treatment may lead to drug resistance thus leading to secondary infections.
• People allergic to Augtax drug or drugs with similar ingredients should avoid taking the drug.
• People suffering from liver and kidney disorders should inform the doctor before taking Augtax drug for dose monitoring of the drug.
• Augtax drug may cause nauseous feeling and diarrhoea. If the condition worsens seek immediate medical care.
• Pregnant and lactating mothers should consult the doctor before taking Augtax drug for safe use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
1. How to take cefotaxime medicine? Cefotaxime should be taken as prescribed by the physician. Do not self-medicate or take an overdose of the drug without informing the doctor.
2. What is the dose of cefotaxime for bacterial infections? Usually, the drug is available in 250 mg and 500 mg tablets to treat bacterial infections. However, the frequency of the drug dosing may vary with the individual and the severity of the infection; so ask a doctor.
3. How to store the drug? Store the drug in a cool and dry place at room temperature below 25?C.
4. Can I take a drug to treat diarrhea associated with cefotaxime? Do not self-medicate in the case you have diarrhea with cefotaxime. Ask a doctor for help.
5. What if I miss a dose of cefotaxime? Take the missed dose immediately as you remember. If it is too late, then leave the missed dose and continue with the next dose at its scheduled time. Sulbactam
1. I am diagnosed with jaundice. Can I take sulbactam? No, sulbactam further increases the symptoms of jaundice.
2. What is the dose of sulbactam in children? The dosage of sulbactam depends on the children’s age and weight. Talk to the doctor before taking the medicine.
3. How often should I take sulbactam? The dosage and intervals of the drug depend on the severity of the condition. Antibiotics work best if you maintain the amount of drug in your body at a constant level.
4. When should I stop taking sulbactam medicine? Do not stop the medication unless told by the doctor. Use full course of treatment as there is a chance of reoccurrence of infection.
5. What if I have an overdose? An overdose of sulbactam may cause seizures. So, do not overdose or self-medicate.