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X-Ceff 500 MG Injection

Manufactured byLupin Ltd.
ContainsCefotaxime
Description
X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections affecting the lungs, joint, bone, blood, skin, and urinary tract - the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. It is also used to treat a sexually transmitted infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoea bacteria that infects both men and women. This medicine kills or stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Side effects of X-Ceff 500 MG Injection are diarrhoea, pain at the injection site, headache, weakness, and dizziness. Do not use this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. It is administered into your vein or muscle by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic. Your doctor will determine how much cefotaxime sodium injection dose you need each day and how often the injections should be given. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for X-Ceff 500 MG Injection

  • Stomach pain
  • Black or tarry stools
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Skin rash
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fever with chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain at the injection site

Uses of X-Ceff 500 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial Septicemia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  • Bacteremia
  • Surgical prophylaxis
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Intra-abdominal Infections
  • Bone and Joint infections
  • Skin and Soft tissue infections
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of cefotaxime injection starts immediately after the administration. You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after receiving this injection.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of cefotaxime injection lasts for an average duration of approximately 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for X-Ceff 500 MG Injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when received by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is may be safe to use during breastfeeding. It enters into breast milk at low levels. Hence it should only be used if the benefit is greater than the risk of harm to the baby. If used, the baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid using X-Ceff 500 MG Injection if you are previously allergic to it. Some patients may get allergic reactions to this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when received by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is may be safe to use during breastfeeding. It enters into breast milk at low levels. Hence it should only be used if the benefit is greater than the risk of harm to the baby. If used, the baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Antibiotic resistance

The entire course of treatment with X-Ceff 500 MG Injection should be completed, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance.

Diarrhoea

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Inform your doctor if you experience severe diarrhoea while receiving this medicine.

Sodium

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection contains sodium in it and therefore it should be used with caution in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and fluid retention.

Allergic reactions

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is likely to cause allergic skin reactions in some people. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, or severe itching/swelling, especially on the face.

Missed Dose

Since X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is administered in the hospital or clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Amikacin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Cholera Vaccine

Furosemide

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal Diseases

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use this medicine with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Seizure disorders

A seizure is a brain disorder that occurs due to sudden neurological disturbances which results mainly in behavioural changes. Use X-Ceff 500 MG Injection with caution in patients with seizures or fits because it can trigger the condition. Seizure medicines should be continued in patients with a known seizure disorder. Dose adjustment for X-Ceff 500 MG Injection might be required in some patients.

Kidney Disease

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection is filtered by the kidney and moved out of the body through urine. Patients with kidney dysfunction need special consideration while receiving X-Ceff 500 MG Injection due to the increased risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

X-Ceff 500 MG Injection may increase liver enzyme levels and cause liver swelling. Patients with liver diseases need special consideration while using X-Ceff 500 MG Injection due to the risk of liver damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
X-Ceff 500 MG Injection be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Report any undesirable side effects to the doctor promptly. Cefotaxime inj is used to treat bacterial infections. Cefotaxime injection price may vary based on the strengths.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
X-Ceff 500 MG Injection works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the microorganism, eventually killing it.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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