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Taxim O 400mg Tablet

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Cefixime(400.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
ANTIBIOTIC

Medical Description

Taxim O Tablet contains cefixime as its active ingredients. It is an antibiotic medicine. Taxim O Tablet is used to treat various types of bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, lungs, urinary...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

Taxim O Tablet is used for the treatment of bacterial infection caused by various susceptible bacterial organisms mainly of the ear, nose, urinary tract, throat, chest and lungs.
contraindications

Contraindications of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

If you are allergic to cefixime or any other cephalosporin antibiotics including penicillin or any other ingredient of Taxim O Tablet
sideEffects

Side effects of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Watery diarrhoea with fever and weakness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Itching or skin rash
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Headache
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Taxim O Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information about the effect of Taxim O Tablet on pregnancy. Thus it should be used only if prescribed by the doctor after assessing the benefit and need.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Taxim O Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
  • There is limited information about the effect of Taxim O Tablet on breastfeeding. 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 diarrhoea in your baby.
driving

Driving

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

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Taxim O Tablet?
A:
Alcohol should be avoided along with Taxim O Tablet as it can worsen the side effects such as sweating, headache, increased heartbeat, redness of the skin.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have kidney disease or kidney failure
  • You have severe skin adverse reactions
  • You had or have encephalopathy characterized by fits, confusion, altered consciousness, feeling less alert
  • You have a blood disorder known as haemolytic anaemia (the breakdown of red blood cells)
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Cefixime in Taxim O Tablet works by stopping the growth of bacterial cell wall which eventually leads to the death of the bacteria.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

Taxim O Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. It would be best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results and you should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Taxim O Tablet when used concomitantly with the blood thinner such as warfarin may enhance effects of the anti-clot medicine, thus the prolong clotting time and can cause bleeding.
  • Alcohol or medicines containing alcohol as a component along with cefixime or other cephalosporins can cause adverse effects like sweating, headache, increased heartbeat, redness of the skin.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

  • Store Taxim O Tablet at or below 25°C
  • Protect from light and moisture
  • Keep out of the reach of children and pet
dosage

Dosage of Taxim O 400mg Tablet

Overdose

If you have taken too much of Taxim O Tablet, 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 this medicine, take it as early as you remember. If it is the time for your next dose, th...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Abhishek B L

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
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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 Tablet?

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

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

A: No, Taxim O Tablet is an antibiotic and antibiotics have to be taken for the complete course as prescribed by your doctor. Though you will be feeling better, 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.

Q: I have a fever and cold, can I take Taxim O Tablet?

A: No, Taxim O 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 the use of Taxim O Tablet cause diarrhoea?

A: Yes, the use of Taxim O Tablet can cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets it. It is an antibiotic that kills both good and bad bacteria, when good bacteria present in the intestine gets killed, it can cause diarrhoea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea, talk to your doctor about it.

Q: Is Taxim O Tablet safe and effective?

A: Taxim O Tablet is safe and effective if you take it at the dose and duration advised by your doctor. If you stop taking this tablet once you start feeling good, the chance of recurrence of the infection increases, while an overdose of this medicine can lead to serious health consequences.

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ContainsCefixime(400.0 Mg)
UsesBacterial infection
Side effectsDiarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache
Last Updated on: 15 May 2021 | 11:32 AM (IST)
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