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Were you looking for more information about Cefoxitin? Cefoxatin is a common misspelling of cefoxitin.
 
Cefoxitin (Mefoxin®) is a type of antibiotic prescribed to treat a number of infections, as well as to prevent infections in people who are undergoing certain surgeries. This medication is given intravenously (by IV) three to six times daily, depending on various factors.
 
Before starting treatment with this medicine, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any allergies, are taking any medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Side effects seen with cefoxitin may include diarrhea and reactions at the injection site.
 
(Click Cefoxitin for a more in-depth look at this medication and its specific uses, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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