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Dosing Information for Cefoxitin

The dose of cefoxitin 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 Cefoxitin Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Cefoxitin may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Cefoxitin).
 

What If I Receive an Overdose?

An overdose of this medication can cause serious problems, such as seizures or a coma. If you think you have been given too much cefoxitin, alert the medical staff immediately.
 
(Click Mefoxin Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Cefoxitin comes in vials of the dry medication (to be mixed) or in premixed containers. Cefoxitin vials (unmixed) should be stored at room temperature. The premixed containers should be frozen until use. They can be thawed at room temperature or under refrigeration; do not thaw in warm water or in a microwave.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Mefoxin).
 

Who Makes Cefoxitin?

The brand-name version of this drug (Mefoxin) is made by Baxter Healthcare Corporation for Bioniche Pharma USA, LLC. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
 
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