Unitax 250 Injection

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Unitax 250 Injection Information

Unitax 250 Injection is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. Meningitis are some of its major therapeutic uses. Unitax 250 Injection also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Unitax 250 Injection depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Unitax 250 Injection side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Unitax 250 Injection are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Unitax 250 Injection's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Unitax 250 Injection's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Unitax 250 Injection is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease are examples of such conditions. The section on Unitax 250 Injection contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Unitax 250 Injection may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Unitax 250 Injection is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Unitax 250 Injection Benefits & Uses

Unitax 250 Injection is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Unitax 250 Injection Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Bacterial Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 g
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Skin Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 8 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Gonorrhea
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 25 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Unitax 250 Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Unitax 250 Injection safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Unitax without worrying about any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Unitax 250 Injection safe during breastfeeding?


    Unitax does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Unitax 250 Injection on the Kidneys?


    Unitax rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Unitax 250 Injection on the Liver?


    Using Unitax does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Unitax 250 Injection on the Heart?


    Using Unitax does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Unitax 250 Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Unitax 250 Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Unitax 250 Injection

  • Is this Unitax 250 Injection habit forming or addictive?


    Unitax 250 Injection does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Unitax 250 Injection as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Unitax 250 Injection should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Unitax 250 Injection cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Unitax 250 Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Unitax 250 Injection


    Taking Unitax 250 Injection with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Unitax 250 Injection


    Information about the interaction of Unitax 250 Injection and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Unitax 250 Injection

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Unitax?

Take Unitax as long as your doctor has prescribed you to take it depending upon the severity of the infection. Do not take this medicine longer than prescribed to avoid bacterial resistance.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Unitax work?

Unitax is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which is active against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It works by preventing the cell wall synthesis in bacteria by binding to specific proteins (penicillin-binding proteins). The cell wall protects the bacteria from the environment, in the absence of this cell wall, the bacteria becomes vulnerable and dies. Unitax is effective against a wide range of both gram negative and gram positive bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenza, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus pneumonia.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Unitax with paracetamol?

Dr. Ramraj MBBS , Other

Yes, Unitax can be taken with paracetamol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Unitax safe to use?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Unitax is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as fever, rash, diarrhoea, and itching. If you experience any of the above conditions after taking this medicine then do not hesitate to inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Unitax on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

Discontinuing Unitax on your own can increase the chances of bacterial resistance and infection relapse. It is recommended that you always consult your doctor if you have decided to discontinue this medicine.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 727

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Claforan® (cefotaxime)



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