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Taxim O 400mg Tab

Taxim O 400mg Tab

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
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10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Composition:

Cefixime(400.0 Mg)

Therapeutic classification:

Antibiotic (cephalosporins)
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Medical Description

Taxim O 400mg Tab composition is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic useful for treatment of a variety of bacterial infections.

Uses of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Taxim O 400mg Tab uses are a variety of conditions such as ear infections, infection in the nose or sinus (sinusitis), respiratory infections (bronchitis or pneumonia), urinary tract infections (bladder or kidney infections), throat infection (tonsillitis) and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea caused by bacteria.
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Contraindications of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Taxim O 400mg Tab is not recommended to be used by patients having hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to cefixime, other cephalosporin antibiotics like penicillin or any other components of this drug.
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Side effects of Taxim O 400mg Tab

  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Itchy and redness of skin
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Gas and heartburn
  • Difficulty in breathing and swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling of face, tongue, hands and legs
  • Diarrhoea with fever
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Bloody urine or stools
  • Jaundice
  • Joint and chest pain
  • Swelling of lips, face, ankles or hands
  • Less urine output
  • Fever and chills
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blistering or peeling of skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Confusion

Precautions and Warnings of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Taxim O 400mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
The use of Taxim O 400mg Tab is not recommended for pregnant women and it should only be used after consultation with a physician.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Taxim O 400mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
There are no reports available on Taxim O 400mg Tab passing into human milk. However, it is necessary to inform the doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Taxim O 400mg Tab?
A:
Taxim O 400mg Tab is not known to affect driving. However, if you are showing symptoms such as confusion, convulsions and lowered alertness, it is recommended not to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Taxim O 400mg Tab?
A:
No known interactions with alcohol have been reported as yet. Talk to a doctor before consumption of alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Inform your doctor if you have a history of colitis, seizure or renal disease.

Mode of Action of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Taxim O 400mg Tab prevents the growth of bacteria and kills it. It acts by inhibition of the cell wall synthesis of the bacteria.

Directions for Use of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Taxim O 400mg Tab can be taken with the food or half an hour after having food. Continue to use this medication until the prescribed course is over. Do not use medicines that are expired or with a damaged packaging.
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Interactions of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antacids like rainitidine and cimetidine- decrease the absorption of Taxim O 400mg Tab
  • Blood thinners such as warfarin- Increases the risk of bleeding
  • Live bacterial vaccines such as typhoid vaccine- Decrease in efficiency with use of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Interactions with food items

There are no known interactions with food.

Other general Interactions

  • Colitis
  • Kidney disorders
  • Seizure disorders

Storage and disposal of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Taxim O 400mg Tab storage should be at room temperature in an airtight container away from heat, sunlight and moisture. Keep away from the reach of children.

Dosage of Taxim O 400mg Tab

Overdose

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
  • Consult a physician or rush to a hospital in case of overdose.
If a dose has been missed, try to have it as soon as possible when you notice. However, if the time is near to the next dose, simply skip the missing dosage and take the next medicine at the regular schedule. Do not take double dosage to compensate for the missed one.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the onset of action of Taxim O 400mg Tab?

A: The peak effect of this medicine is observed within 3 to 4 hours of administration.

Q: How long is the duration of the action of Taxim O 400mg Tab?

A: The duration of the action of this medicine lasts for over 3 to 4 hours.

Q: Is Taxim O 400mg Tab addictive?

A: There are no reports on Taxim O 400mg Tab being addictive.

Q: Can I stop taking Taxim O 400mg Tab if I start feeling better?

A: Do not stop taking the medication before completion of the full course of the medicine as advised by the doctor.

Q: Is Taxim O 400mg Tab a strong antibiotic?

A: It is a strong antibiotic, which means that it is a broad spectrum antibiotic.

Q: Can continuous use of Taxim O 400mg Tab cause infertility?

A: There are no cases reported of Taxim O 400mg Tab leading to infertility.

Q: Can I consume Taxim O 400mg Tab with paracetamol?

A: There are no interactions observed between Taxim O 400mg Tab and paracetamol. So, it is possible to take both the drugs at the same time.

Q: What can be done if Taxim O 400mg Tab did not improve the infection?

A: Inform your doctor if there is not effect as such a case can be due to antibiotic resistance.

Q: Is Taxim O 400mg Tab safe for babies?

A: It should not be consumed by babies below 6 months and should be avoided as much as possible by children below the age of 12 years.

Q: Can Taxim O 400mg Tab cure cold and cough?

A: Cold and cough are usually the result of viral infections. Since Taxim O 400mg Tab acts only on bacteria, it will not be able to cure cold and cough.
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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