It is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria. Cefotaxime is also used to prevent infections before, during and after surgery.
Common side effects:
nausea or diarrhoea
pain or tenderness near the injection site
Serious side effects:
severe persistent diarrhoea (which may develop during treatment or up to several weeks after you stop cefotaxime)
signs of an allergic reaction such as
rashitching or hives on the skinswelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the bodyshortness of breathwheezing or difficulty breathingchanges in the rhythm or rate of the heart beat