Taxim O Dry Suspension 50ml is used as an antibiotic which acts against certain bacterial infections by preventing or inhibiting the growth of bacteria. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Taxim O Dry Suspension 50ml is Cefixime 50mg/5ml.
Cefixime has bactericidal properties. It binds to penicillin-binding proteins present inside the bacterial cell wall and slows down the growth of bacterial cell wall synthesis resulting in bacterial cell death (bactericidal activity).
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking Taxim O Dry Suspension 50ml:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Taxim O Dry Suspension 50ml. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Always take Taxim O Dry Suspension 50ml as recommended by your physician or health care professional. Taxim O Dry Suspension 50ml comes in a container in powder form along with sterile water separately for reconstitution.
First shake the bottle to loosen the powder, slowly add water provided with this pack up to the mark on the bottle and shake well, add water if necessary to adjust the volume up to the mark.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule, do not take double doses to compensate the missed dose which may lead to overdosage.
Take the Taxim O Dry Suspension 50ml with food.
Take the medication at the prescribed time and dosage.
Do not give more than 3 doses in 1 day or within any 24 hours of a period, do not use for more than 3 days at a time except on medical advice.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience the following sign or symptom:
Take the Suspension only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
This drug may be used during pregnancy – the risk of fetal harm not expected. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Do not breastfeed an infant in case if you are on this medication because safety during lactation is not yet established.
Delayed absorption of the drug in the presence of food.
Caution always advised when used with other medicines especially cephalosporin antibiotics such as cefaclor, cefadroxil, Cefazolin, Cefdinir, Cefditoren, Cefpodoxime, Cefprozil, Ceftibuten, Cephalexin, Cephradine.
Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
This medication is an oral cephalosporin (third generation) antibiotic, prescribed for gonorrhea, tonsillitis and pharyngitis. It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.
Cefixime works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
Adult: PO- Susceptible infections- The recommended dose is 200-400 mgday. Uncomplicated gonorrhoea- The recommended dose is 400 mg as a single dose. It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with food.
Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. - Loose stools (diarrhea). Yogurt or probiotics may help. You may get these products at health food stores or in some pharmacies. - For women, vaginal yeast infection. Report itching or discharge.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to cefixime or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea), even after drug is stopped. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
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