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Your healthcare provider may recommend cefoxitin to help treat or prevent certain bacterial infections. This prescription medicine is given intravenously (by IV) and works to kill the bacteria by preventing them from making cell walls. Your dosage of this antibiotic will depend on your age, weight, and various other factors. Diarrhea and injection site reactions are some of the possible side effects.
What Is Cefoxitin?Cefoxitin (Mefoxin®) is a prescription cephalosporin antibiotic licensed to treat and prevent a number of different infections. It is given intravenously (by IV).
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, cefoxitin may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
- Irritation at the injection site
- Allergic reactions