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Your healthcare provider may prescribe an antibiotic called Cefotan to treat various bacterial infections or to prevent surgical infections. Given as an injection into a vein or a muscle, this antibiotic works to kill bacteria by preventing them from making cell walls. Dosing guidelines will vary, based on the severity of the infection, your kidney function, and other medical conditions you may have, among other factors.
- This medication is given by IV or by intramuscular injection. It is usually given every 12 to 24 hours.
- For serious infections, it is usually best to give this drug by IV, rather than by intramuscular injection.
- This antibiotic is often given for a few days after the infection has cleared up. For serious infections, an even longer treatment may be recommended.