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Taxim O 200mg Tablet
Taxim O 200mg Tablet
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Taxim O 200mg Tablet

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
85.72*
107.15
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Cefixime(200.0 Mg)
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Antibiotic

Medical Description

Taxim-O 200 Tablet contains Cefixime which belongs to the cephalosporin class of antibiotic. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, lungs, throat and airways, gallbladder and bile duct. It is also used in the treatment of typhoid fever. Taxim-O tablet works by interrupting the synthesis of bacterial cell wall which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria. Complete the course of antibiotics and do not miss any dose or stop taking this medicine on your own as stopping the course on your own leads to antibiotic resistance and recurrence of infection.
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Uses of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

  • It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as infection of ear
  • Infection of nose or sinuses (such as sinusitis)
  • Infection of urinary system (such as bladder and kidney infections)
  • Throat infections (such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis)
  • Infection of chest and lungs (such as bronchitis, pneumonia)

Contraindications of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

  • You are allergic to Cefixime or any other Cephalosporin antibiotics including Penicillin
  • If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients of this medicine

Side effects of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

  • Severe diarrhea
  • Watery diarrhea with fever and weakness (Pseudomembranous colitis)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Itching or skin rash
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Headache
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Allergic reaction like rash, joint pain, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue (serious side effects)
  • Fever, sore throat, bleeding gums
  • Skin rash with a pink/ red ring and a pale center which may be itchy, scaly or filled with fluid (Erythema multiforme)

Precautions and Warnings of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Taxim-O 200 Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
  • The effect of this medicine on pregnant women is not studied
  • Cefixime should not be used in pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Taxim-O 200 Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • It is unknown whether Cefixime passes into human milk
  • It is advised to discontinue nursing temporarily if you are treated with this medicine
  • If you are taking this medicine while breastfeeding, please watch for diarrhea in your baby

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Taxim-O 200 Tablet?
A:
This medicine can cause side effects like confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert, fits, if you experience any of these, don’t drive or use machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Taxim-O 200 Tablet?
A:
No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney disease or kidney failure
  • You have severe skin adverse reactions
  • You are suffering from encephalopathy (fits, confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert)
  • You are suffering from the condition called haemolytic anaemia (breakdown of red blood cells)

Mode of Action of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Cefixime works by stopping the growth of bacterial cell wall which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

  • Take Taxim-O 200 Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water
  • You should take this medicine regularly without fail as directed by your doctor
  • You should not consume it more than the prescribed medicine
  • Do not discontinue the medicine on your own

Interactions of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor if you are taking Carbamazepine (medicine used to treat seizures)
  • Medications used for thinning of the blood such as Warfarin

Storage and disposal of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

  • Store below 25°C
  • Protect from light
  • Keep out of the reach of children

Dosage of Taxim O 200mg Tablet

Overdose

If you have taken too much of this medicine, seek medical care immediately, as this medicine may damage your brain (Encephalopathy).

Missed a Dose

  • It is advisable to complete the course of antibiotics and do not miss any dose. If you have missed any dose of Taxim-O 200 Tablet, take it as early as you remember.
  • If it is the time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosage schedule.
  • Do not take the double dose of the medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Taxim-O 200 tablet?

  • Inform the doctor about your detailed medical & surgical history
  • Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to have a baby

Q: I was given Taxim-O 200 tablet for urinary tract infection, after taking it for two days I am feeling perfectly fine, can I discontinue taking this medicine?

  • No, this medicine is an antibiotic and antibiotics have to be taken for the complete course as prescribed by your doctor. Though you will be feeling better, but some bacteria will still be alive in your system, this can lead to these bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. To ensure complete and effective treatment, take medicine for the full course even if you start feeling fine midway.
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Q: I have fever and cold, can I take Taxim-O 200 tablet?

A: No, Taxim-O 200 tablet is a higher antibiotic and reserved for severe infections. This medicine should be taken only if your doctor considers it essential for you. Also, this medicine is not meant for viral infections.

Q: Can I stop taking Taxim-O 200 tablet on my own if I feel better?

A: No, do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Complete the entire course of this medicine to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Q: Can I take Taxim-O 200 tablet if I have fever?

A: Do not self medicate with Taxim-O tablet as it belongs to the higher class of antibiotics and reserved for severe infections. You should only take medicine prescribed by your doctor as the same shall be based on your diagnosis and your medical history.

Q: Can I take Taxim-O 200 tablet for stomach infection?

A: No, Taxim-O 200 may be effective for controlling stomach infection. Moreover, stomach infection could be due to various reasons; thus, you should not take this medicine for any infection without consulting your doctor.

Q: Why do I experience diarrhoea after taking Taxim-O 200 tablet?

A: Antibiotics sometimes can affect the normal bacterial flora of colon along with acting on harmful bacteria. Some of these good bacteria play an important role in digestion and absorption and affecting them can alter these processes. This is why you experience diarrhoea with antibiotic treatment.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:41 AM (IST)
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