Cefotaxime

Dosing Information for Cefotaxime

The dose of cefotaxime your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
 
  • Your age
  • Your weight
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys are functioning
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
 
(Click Cefotaxime Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Cefotaxime may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Cefotaxime).
 

What If I Overdose on This Drug?

An overdose on this medication can cause serious problems, such as seizures. If you think you have been given too much cefotaxime, alert the medical staff immediately.
 
(Click Claforan Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Cefotaxime comes in vials of the dry medication to be mixed or in premixed containers. Unmixed cefotaxime vials should be stored at room temperature. Premixed cefotaxime containers should be frozen until ready for use. They can be thawed at room temperature or under refrigeration; do not thaw in warm water or in a microwave.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Cefotaxime?

If you miss an appointment to receive a cefotaxime dose, contact your healthcare provider right away. He or she will tell you what to do next. Try not to miss doses, as this increases the chance of developing an infection that is resistant to antibiotic treatment.
 

Cefotaxime Antibiotic Information

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