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Oxidil injection contains antibiotic ceftriaxone 1gm in it which is indicated for a vast variety of bacterial infections in children, neonates & adults. It is used in bacterial meningitis (inflammation of meninges), community acquired pneumonia, hospital acquired pneumonia, intra-abdominal infections, acute otitis media, bone & joint infections, complicated UTI (urinary tract infections), & sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, syphilis). It can also be used in infection reduction before surgery & for management of decreased number of neutrophil & fever caused due to bacterial infection.
This medication is not meant for infections caused by virus like common cold. It belongs to cephalosporin class of antibiotics which acts by weakening the outermost bacterial layer and causes breakdown of bacterial cell.
It should be stored at room temperature at 25 degree C & away from the reach of light.
How is ceftriaxone injection taken?
Its injection comes as powder which is mixed with liquid or as premixed product which is then IV injected over a period of 30/60 minutes.
How long will it take for ceftriaxone injection to work?
Its IV injection is slowly given & it takes about 30 minutes to complete. It should be used for prescribed period without missing the doses, as skipping dose will risk bacteria to become resistant to the medication
How long does ceftriaxone stay in our body?
Its elimination half-life in normal healthy adults is 5.8 to 8.7 hours.
Does ceftriaxone make people sleepy?
Yes, its side effects include sleepiness & unusual weakness or tiredness in people.
How does ceftriaxone act?
It works by arresting bacterial growth by attaching to one or more of penicillin binding proteins. And causes breakdown in bacterial cell wall.
In pregnancy its use is only indicated when needed.
Caution is advised while taking in breastfeeding mothers.
Its single day dose should not exceed more than 4 gm. As its overdose symptoms have been associated with diarrhea, vomiting & nausea. Its dose shouldn’t be increased by more than 2 gram in case of kidney failure.
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