Cefotaxime

Overview

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Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Cefotaxime's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

3 to 6 g/dose4.5 (4.5)24 hourlyintra abnominal infection
1.5 to 6 g3.8 (3.75)As recommended.infection due to multiresistant organism in 2 to 4 divided doses.
1 to 4 g2.5 (2.5)24 hourlyprophylactic use to redeuce postoperative infections
2 to 12 g7 (7)4 hourlyfor bone and joint infection
0.5 to 1 g0.75 (0.75)24 hourlyIMGONOCOCCAL INFECTION.
2 to 4 g/dose3 (3)12 hourlyIV,IMFrequency may be increased to 3 times/day. for uninary tract infection.
3 to 6 g/dose4.5 (4.5)24 hourlyIV,IMfor septicemia and endocarditis
3 to 6 g/dose4.5 (4.5)24 hourlyIV,IMfor septicemia and endocarditis

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

100 to 200 mg150 (150)8 hourlyIntra Muscular2 to 4 divided doses. and 200mg dose given in 24hr daily.
50 mg/kg50 (50)8 hourlyIntra Venous-

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

50 to 200 120 (125)As recommended.IM
50 mg/kg50 (50)8 hourlyIntra Muscular-
50 mg/kg50 (50)8 hourlyIntra Venous-

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Cefotaxime

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