Why Taxim O-DT for bacterial infections?
Taxim O-DT is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is effectively used in the treatment of systemic bacterial infections. It is one of the most frequently prescribed medications because of its efficacy in killing harmful bacteria and stopping them from reproducing or spreading at a very minimal cost.
How does Taxim O-DT work?
This medicine works by interfering with certain processes that help the bacteria to grow and increase in number. Its active ingredient kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. It inhibits synthesis of protein in bacterial cell wall. This inhibits the biosynthesis and arresting cell wall assembly resulting in the bacterial cell death. This antibiotic medicine prevents the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive hence killing them totally.
How to use Taxim O-DT?
Take Taxim O-DT with or without food. Take it exactly as advised by your doctor. Your dose is based on your condition and your response to the treatment. For best result, take this medication at evenly spaced times and at the same time every day. Continue using this drug even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow which may result in a relapse of the infection.
What are the side effects?
Aside from the positive effects of Taxim O-DT, it can cause certain side effects too. Here are some of the reported side effects of this medicine:
- Stomach pain
- Stomach cramps
- Difficulty in breathing
- Rash and itching
- Swelling of face, tongue, lips, eyes and throat
Warnings and Precautions
There are some precautions needed to keep in mind in taking Taxim O-DT. Consider the following precautions:
- Use this drug with caution in case you have a history of impaired kidney function.
- This drug may cause imbalances in the normal function of the intestine. Contact your doctor in case you will experience severe diarrhea.
- This medicine is not suited for use in patients less than 6 months of age.
- Use this medicine with caution in patients with bleeding disorders.