Cefixime & Sulbactam tablets are drug medications under the branding of CASTROV-SB. It is a combination of two components, cefixime is an antibiotic and is used in the treatment of bacterial infection of the body. Sulbactam is the second component of this medication, which is a beta-lactamase inhibitor and its major function is to inactivate the activity of bacterial enzymes against the cefixime antibiotic, therefore it assists cefixime and improves its overall activity or effective dose. By deactivating these resistance enzymes of bacteria, the bacterial cell is more prone to undergo antibiotic action.
Bacterial cells have been able to resist the activities of certain antibiotics by synthesizing various enzymes against antibiotics. But to tackle this situation, healthcare experts and scientists are able to inhibit this antibiotic resistance and enzymes and enhance the activity of cefixime against the bacterial cells. Cefixime works on the inactivation of the synthesis of bacterial cell walls which is a crucial part of the survival of bacteria.
Uses of Cefixime & Sulbactam tablets
Cefixime and sulbactam tablets are used in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections of the body. These infections are mentioned below:
- Urinary tract infection
- Throat infection
- Skin infection
Direction for use
Cefixime & sulbactam tablets should be taken after Doctor’s prescription and below are the directions for its doses.
- Wash your hands
- Take the tablet in your hand
- Swallow with lukewarm water
- Prevent breaking and crushing of tablets in your mouth.
Side effects of sulbactam & cefixime tablets
Some of the potential side effects associated with sulbactam and cefixime tablets are listed below:
- Stomach Pain
Some of the things to keep in mind before taking cefixime and sulbactam tablets are
- Consult a doctor before a prescription
- Liver and kidney problems
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can these tablets cause diarrhea?
Yes, Cefixime & sulbactam tablets can cause diarrhea as they can disrupt the normal microflora of the gut along with the bacteria that is causing the infection.
What if I missed my dose?
Try to take your doses on time but if you miss your dose, take the next dose on time but do not take two doses together.
Does this medication form a habit?
No, this medication does not form a habit.
Is this medication safe for children?
Yes, it is safe for children if prescribed by the doctor.
Can I stop taking this medication if I am getting better?
No, you should take this medication as long as it is prescribed by your doctor.