Xtum 500mg Inj
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Xtum Injection is an antibiotic medicine. It contains a combination of two medicines ceftriaxone and sulbactam. Xtum Injection is used to treat bacterial infections caused by various infection-causing bacteria. This injection will be given under the medical supervision of your doctor or nurse....
Uses of Xtum 500mg Inj
Xtum Injection is used to treat various bacterial infections.
Contraindications of Xtum 500mg Inj
If you are allergic to ceftriaxone, sulbactam or any of the ingredients of Xtum Injection. If you are allergic to cephalosporins, penicillins, monobactams or carbapenems.
Side effects of Xtum 500mg Inj
- Pain, redness swelling at injection.
Precautions and Warnings of Xtum 500mg Inj
Can I take Xtum Injection during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the effect of Xtum Injection during pregnancy. Thus, it is advised not to take this medicine unless your doctor gives you this medicine after assessing the need.
Can I take Xtum Injection while breastfeeding?
Xtum Injection passes into breastmilk. Be cautious while breastfeeding when on this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Xtum Injection?
No information is available about the effect of this medicine on the ability to drive or use machines. However, if you observe or experience any side effects, it is advised not to drive or use machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Xtum Injection?
No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with alcohol. However, alcohol may worsen the side effects like dizziness. It is advisable to avoid alcohol after getting injected.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have an allergy to any antibiotics.
- You experience diarrhoea.
- You have liver or kidney or gall bladder disease.
- You experience allergic reactions.
Mode of Action of Xtum 500mg Inj
How Does It Work?
Ceftriaxone acts by killing the bacteria responsible for infections. However, bacteria make an enzyme (beta-lactamases) that can destroy ceftriaxone. Sulbactam inactivates this enzyme and hence helps ceftriaxone to function optimally....
Directions for Use of Xtum 500mg Inj
- This injection will be given by a doctor or nurse in a hospital/clinic.
- Do not self-inject, follow any after-care instructions given by the doctor/nurse.
- This injection should never be given along with Ringer's or Hartmann's solution.
- This injection should never be given through the IV line through which calcium-containing solutions are given.
Interactions of Xtum 500mg Inj
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Xtum Injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Especially if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, high/abnormal cholesterol levels, blood thinners, anti-infectives, anti-diabetics, anti-asthmatics, pain killers, immunomodulatory medicines or medicines for brain-related disorders....
Storage and disposal of Xtum 500mg Inj
- Store this medicine at or below 25º C, in a cool, dry place.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Xtum 500mg Inj
This injection will be given by a doctor or nurse, thus the chances of an overdose are unlikely. However, if you experience any discomfort or specific symptoms, inform your doctor or reach out to the nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
It is unlikely that the dose of this injection will be missed if you are monitored in a healthcare setup. However, if you have missed any dose of this injection, inform your doctor or nurse immediately....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can the use of Xtum Injection cause diarrhoea?
A: Yes, the use of Xtum Injection can cause diarrhoea along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets them. 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.
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