Antibiotics Home > Cefoxitin Dosage

General Information on Using Cefoxitin

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with cefoxitin include the following:
  • This medication is given intravenously (by IV), usually three to six times a day, depending on various factors. It might be given less often in people with kidney disease. 
  • Sometimes, the very first dose is higher (this is a "loading" dose) and subsequent doses will be lower.
  • 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.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or cefoxitin dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation

Topics & Medications


Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.