Augtaz 500/62.5 Mg Injection 1
Ceftriaxone is used to treat bacterial infections. It is also used to treat symptoms of meningitis. Additionally, ceftriaxone is used to treat infections of heart (bacterial endocarditis) during the surgery. Tazobactum is used to treat bacterial infections.
How does the drug work ?
Ceftriaxone belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. It is a bactericidal agent that acts by inhibiting the bacterial cell wall synthesis, thereby preventing bacterial infections. Tazobactum belongs to the class called beta-lactamase inhibitor. Beta-lactamase is the chemical enzyme produced by the bacteria. Beta-lactamase inhibits the actions of antibiotics. Tazobactum binds to these enzymes and restricts the degradation of the antibiotics.
What are the common side effects ?The most commonly reported side effects of ceftriaxone are allergy, flushing, injection site burning and pain, chest pain, dizziness, skin rash, headache, heartburn, black and bloody stools, and bloating. The common side effects of tazobactum are flatulence, altered taste, constipation, itching, skin rash, stomach upset, vomiting, and bruise.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Take Augtaz 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 the drug or drugs with similar ingredients should avoid taking Augtaz drug.
• People suffering from liver and kidney disorders should inform the doctor before taking Augtaz drug for dose monitoring of the drug.
• Augtaz 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 Augtaz drug for safe use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
1. I am scheduled for a dental surgery. Can I take ceftriaxone? Yes. You can take ceftriaxone before the dental surgery to avoid bacterial infections.
2. Is ceftriaxone safe for the patients with heart conditions? Yes. ceftriaxone is safe to treat bacterial infections in the patients with heart conditions such as artificial heart valves, and bacterial endocarditis
3. I experience diarrhea while using ceftriaxone. Should I stop using the drug? Diarrhea is the common side effect of ceftriaxone medicine. Report it to the doctor before the side effect worsens.
4. What drugs should I avoid while taking ceftriaxone? Patients should avoid warfarin (anticoagulants), gentamicin (aminoglycoside), cyclosporine or heparin while taking ceftriaxone medicine as they may have drug-drug interaction
5. Can I take BCG injection (TB vaccine) while taking ceftriaxone injection? No, live vaccines such as BCG or typhoid may decrease the effectiveness of ceftriaxone injection. Tazobactum
1. What are the medical conditions that I should avoid while taking tazobactum? Patients should not take tazobactum while on dialysis or with a history of severe diarrhea or congestive heart failure.
2. Are there any dietary instructions I should follow while using tazobactum? Do not use tazobactum if you are on a salt-restricted diet or have low potassium levels.
3. Is tazobactum safe during pregnancy? Yes. Pregnant women can use tazobactum under medical supervision.
4. I am on chemotherapy. Can I use tazobactum for a bacterial infection? No, chemotherapy drugs may interact with tazobactum.
5. I am on probenecid treatment for gout. Can I take tazobactum for ankle infection? No, concomitant use of probenecid and tazobactum may have drug-drug interactions.