Oframax 2gm Inj
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Oframax Injection contains Ceftriaxone as its active ingredient. It is an antibiotic belonging to the Cephalosporin class of medicine. Oframax Injection is used for severe bacterial infections of the brain, lungs, ear, stomach, urinary tract, joints, skin and any other surgical procedures. This medicine acts by killing the infection-causing bacteria. This medicine will be given to you in the hospital under the medical supervision of a doctor and nurse. Do not self-inject. While on this medicine you may experience diarrhoea, altered blood levels, pain at the site of injection, headache, dizziness as its side effects. However, these side effects get resolved on their own, if it worsens inform your doctor immediately....
Uses of Oframax 2 G
Oframax Injection is used to treat various bacterial infections of the brain, lungs, airways, ear, stomach, urinary tract, bone, joint, soft tissues and skin, heart or any surgical procedure.
Contraindications of Oframax 2 G
- If you are allergic to Ceftriaxone or any other ingredients of Oframax Injection.
- If you are allergic to the class of medicines known as cephalosporin.
- If you are allergic to medicines like penicillins, monobactams and carbapenems.
- If a newborn is suffering from jaundice or is on calcium injection treatment.
- If a newborn is suffering from an increased bilirubin level in the blood.
- Ceftriaxone solution containing lidocaine should not be given as an injection.
Side effects of Oframax 2 G
- Increased number of eosinophils
- Diarrhoea, loose stools
- Increased liver enzymes
- Fungal infections
- A decrease in the white blood cells
- Decreased red blood cells (anaemia)
- Bleeding disorders like coagulopathy (a condition in which the ability of blood to form clots is decreased)
- Itching at the site of injection
- Pain at the site of injection
- Increased creatinine levels in the blood
Precautions and Warnings of Oframax 2 G
Can I take the Oframax Injection during pregnancy?
- Oframax Injection can be used by pregnant women and during the first trimester only if it is necessary.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or planning for a baby. Your doctor will give you this medicine after assessing the needs and benefits.
Can I take the Oframax Injection while breastfeeding?
- Oframax Injection passes into the breastmilk in low amounts and has no effects on the breastfed baby.
- However, the baby should be monitored for side effects like diarrhoea or fungal infections of the mouth.
- Your doctor will decide if this medicine should be discontinued.
Can I drive if I have taken the Oframax Injection?
You may feel dizzy after taking this injection, thus be cautious/avoid driving after taking the Oframax Injection.
Can I consume alcohol with the Oframax Injection?
No information is available on the interactions of Oframax Injection when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol may worsen the side effects like dizziness. It is advised to avoid alcohol if you have taken this injection.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have liver diseases.
- You have kidney diseases or kidney stones.
- You are suffering from gallstones.
- You are suffering from anaemia (reduces red blood cells).
- You are suffering from bowel inflammation.
- You have stomach diseases or problems like diarrhoea after taking antibiotics.
- You have taken any medicines containing calcium recently.
- You are planning to get a blood test, it may interfere with the results.
- Oframax Injection should not be given to premature babies.
Mode of Action of Oframax 2 G
How Does It Work?
Oframax Injection works by stopping the formation of the cell wall of the bacteria and thus killing the bacteria which causes the infection.
Directions for Use of Oframax 2 G
- Oframax Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection.
- Do not self-inject this medicine.
Interactions of Oframax 2 G
Interactions with other medicines
- Calcium containing diluents like ringer lactate should not be used for reconstitution.
- Medicines known as oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) can increase the risk of bleeding.
- Medicines known as aminoglycosides (antibiotics) increase the risk of kidney damage when given with this medicine.
- Medicine such as local anaesthetics are known to cause methemoglobinemia (an abnormal amount of methemoglobin - a type of haemoglobin).
Storage and disposal of Oframax 2 G
- Store Oframax Injection below 30°C. Protect it from light.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
- Any unused portion should not be stored and should be discarded properly.
Dosage of Oframax 2 G
- Oframax Injection will be given by your doctor or nurse, therefore you are less likely you will receive more of this medicine.
- However, if you experience dizziness, fever, chills and an upset stomach immediately after taking this injection, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse as to 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....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop taking the Oframax Injection if I feel better after taking a few injections?
A: No, you should always take the full course of antibiotics, as failing that may decrease the effectiveness of the treatment and will increase the resistance of bacteria. Always inform your doctor before you stop the treatment.
Q: I am allergic to Cefuroxime, can I take the Oframax Injection?
A: No, you should not take Oframax Injection if you have an allergy to cefuroxime. You should also never take other medicines from the same class of antibiotics like cephalexin, cefadroxil & cefazolin, etc.
Q: What other disease conditions should I discuss with my doctor before taking the Oframax Injection?
A: You should discuss with your doctor if you are on any other medications. If you have any stomach, kidney or liver diseases. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Q: Can I take the Oframax Injection injection at home or on my own?
A: No, it should only be taken if it is prescribed by a doctor under medical supervision.
Q: How to give the Oframax Injection?
A: Oframax Injection is usually given intravenously or intramuscularly under medical supervision. This medicine will only be given by a nurse or doctor. The route of administration is usually decided by your doctor. Do not self-inject.
Q: What is the use of Oframax Injection?
A: Oframax Injection is used to treat severe or serious infections caused by various bacterial organisms. It aids to treat infections of the lungs, airways, urinary tract, skin, soft tissues, joints, bones and the brain.
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