Q: What is antibiotic-associated diarrhoea? Does it occur with Cismaxin I Inj?
A: Antibiotic-associated diarrhoea refers to passing loose, watery and tarry stools three or more times a day after taking antibiotics. Yes, it occurs with all strong antibiotics and with Cismaxin I Inj too. It occurs due to bacterial imbalance in the intestine due to antibiotic treatment.
Q: Is there anything else I need to know before taking Cismaxin I Inj?
A: Kidney function test, liver function test and blood picture assessment needs to be done routinely while on treatment with Cismaxin I Inj. Kidney function needs to be tested before starting therapy. The maximum dosage in a day should not exceed 4 g and this medicine should not be used in children weighing less than 30 kg.