Altax 1gm Injection
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Altax 1gm Injection Description
Altax 1gm Inj is used to treat severe bacterial infection of the lungs, airways, skin and gynaecological diseases. It contains cefotaxime as an active component that belongs to the cephalosporin cla
ss of antibiotics. This injection will be given to you at the hospital under medical supervision.
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|Side effects||Pain and swelling at injection site, diarrhoea, rashes|
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Uses of Altax 1gm Injection
For the treatment in patients with serious bacterial infections associated with respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, skin, stomach, gynaecological infection, etc.
Contraindications of Altax 1gm Injection
If you are allergic to cefotaxime, penicillin or medicines from the same class and any ingredient of this medicine.
Side effects of Altax 1gm Injection
- Pain, tenderness and swelling at the injection site
- Rashes, itching, fever
- Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
Precautions and Warnings of Altax 1gm Injection
Can I take Altax 1gm Inj during pregnancy?
This medicine crosses the placenta and its safety in pregnancy is not established. Thus, it should be used during pregnancy only if it is considered essential by your doctor.
Can I take Altax 1gm Inj while breastfeeding?
Altax 1gm Inj passes into the breastmilk in small amounts and may affect the breastfed baby. Close monitoring of the breastfed infant for the symptoms of diarrhoea and fungal infections of the mouth is advised if your doctor prescribes you this medicine.
Can I drive if I taken Altax 1gm Inj ?
This medicine may affect your ability to drive or operate machines. Do not drive or operate machines if you experience dizziness and drowsiness.
Can I consume alcohol if I have taken Altax 1gm Inj ?
This medicine does not interact with alcohol as such, however, alcohol and antibiotics have similar side effects like stomach upset, dizziness, etc. Thus, concurrent use should be avoided.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are allergic to this medicine or penicillin and have a history of serious allergic reaction.
- You experience skin redness, weakness.
- You have developed diarrhoea and it is persistent, seek immediate medical help.
- You have a pre-existing medical condition like liver or kidney disorder, any kind of heart problem, etc.
- You have a known medical condition like liver or kidney function problem or any kind of heart-related disorder, etc.
- You are taking medicines like Streptomycin or Amikacin along with this medicine, a regular kidney function test is recommended.
Mode of Action of Altax 1gm Injection
How Does It Work?
This injection acts by interrupting the cell wall synthesis in bacteria thereby inhibits the growth of bacteria responsible for the infection.
Directions for Use of Altax 1gm Injection
- This medicine will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection.
- Do not self inject this medicine.
- Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.
Interactions of Altax 1gm Injection
Interactions with other medicines
- Altax 1gm Inj may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications (that you buy without a prescription) and herbal preparations....
- Antibiotics like streptomycin and water pills like furosemide when taken along with this injection can affect your kidney function, close monitoring of kidney function is recommended.
- Patients on anti-gout medicine like probenecid with existing kidney function problem should be cautious.
Storage and disposal of Altax 1gm Injection
- Store this medicine below 25°C.
- Once the vial is opened, use it immediately.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Altax 1gm Injection
This injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, therefore it is less likely to get an overdose of this medicine. However, if you experience any symptoms right after taking this injection seek medical help....
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse on when the medicine should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose inform them....
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: For how long do I need to take this injection?
A: You are supposed to complete the prescribed dosage duration by your physician. If you have skipped the dose or do not complete the course it may cause resistance and decrease the effectiveness of immediate treatment.
Q: What do you mean by inappropriate use of antibiotics?
A: Inappropriate use of antibiotics constitutes taking antibiotics when not needed, for wrong diseases, taking inappropriate dosage and not completing the course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed by the doctor.
Q: What is antibiotic resistance?
A: Antibiotic resistance is a natural process. It occurs when an antibiotic fails to efficiently control the growth or kill bacteria causing infection. A bacteria resistant to antibiotics continues to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, which would normally kill them. As resistance develops, these antibiotic medicines become gradually less effective – and eventually, they lose their effectiveness entirely. Antibiotic resistance is a consequence of the excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics and misuse even when not required.
Q: How is Altax 1gm Inj given?
A: Altax 1gm Inj is usually given intravenously or intramuscularly under medical supervision. This medicine will only be by nurse or doctor. The route of administration is usually being decided by your doctor. Do not self-inject.
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