Cefotaxime

Breastfeeding
  • TRADE NAMES: Alfotax; Benaxima; Biosint; Cefaxim; Cefotax; Claforan (Sanofi-Aventis); Molelant; Oritaxim; Primafen; Spirosine; Zariviz
  • INDICATIONS: Various infections caused by susceptible organisms
  • CLASS: Cephalosporin, 3rd generation
  • HALF-LIFE: 1 hour (adults)
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

None known

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: B

Penicillin and cephalosporins share a common beta-lactam structure. People who are allergic to penicillin are approximately 4 times more likely to develop an allergic reaction to a cephalosporin than those people who have no penicillin allergy (from 5–16% of patients allergic to penicillin develop reactions to cephalosporins).

Our database has 23 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
CARDIOVASCULAR.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
GENITOURINARY.
HEMATOLOGIC.
LOCAL.
RENAL.
RESPIRATORY.
OTHER.


Page last updated 10/30/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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