Cefotaxime 125 mg

Taxim 125mg Injection 1's
Bacterial Infections Rx required
₹ 16.92 MRP Rs. 18.80
Please note, before you can choose the low cost generic option, please ask your doctor to add the generic drug to your prescription.

Uses of Cefotaxime

Cefotaxime is used to treat serious bacterial infections such as blood stream (septicemia), bones (osteomyelitis), heart valves (endocarditis), membranes covering the brain (meningitis) and lining of the abdomen (peritonitis), lungs (pneumonia), skin and soft tissue, urinary tract, genitals (including gonorrhea), blood (bacteremia), Lyme disease (borreliosis), an infection primarily caused by tick bites and also to prevent and treat infections following surgical operations.

Therapeutic Category

Cefotaxime: Antibiotics

How Cefotaxime works

Cefotaxime works by inhibiting the biosynthesis of a protective layer of a bacterial cell wall called peptidoglycan. This leads to interruption of cell wall synthesis, consequently leading to inhibition in cell growth and cell lysis. 

Common side effects of Cefotaxime

When to consult your doctor

Consult your doctor, if you experience:

  • severe allergic reactions symptoms such as rash, itching, fever and, peeling skin, swelling of the face and difficulty breathing
  • inflammation of the inner lining of the colon (colitis) symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal cramps or pain, nausea, dehydration, fever, or bloody, watery diarrhoea
  • stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis symptoms such as widespread rash with blisters and peeling skin
  • severe, persistent diarrhoea
  • superinfection

Health Tips for Cefotaxime

  • Take Cefotaxime as prescribed by your Doctor. Follow the recommended dosage and schedule to ensure maximum effectiveness and minimize potential complications
  • It is generally recommended to avoid alcohol while taking antibiotics, as it may interfere with the medication's effectiveness and cause additional side effects
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids throughout the day to maintain proper hydration
  • Inform your doctor about any other medications, supplements or herbal products you are taking
  • Cefotaxime should be used with caution in pregnant women
  • Cefotaxime is not recommended for use in breast feeding women