ContentEach vial contains Cefotaxime 1 gr
IndicationSerious infection due to sensitive microorganisms: lower resp tract (including pneumonia), skin & soft tissue, gynecological (including pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, pelvic cellulitis), intra-abdominal (including peritonitis), bone &/or joint, CNS (including meningitis & ventriculitis), urogenital infections & gonorrhea.
Contra IndicationHypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
DosageAdult & children &>12 yr 1 g 12 hrly, may be increased to 2 g twice daily. Infants & children 1 month-12 yr (>50 kg body wt) Adult dose (max: 12 g/day),
Special PrecautionHistory of Gastrointestinal disease, hypersensitivity to penicillins. Exam kidney function when in concomitant with aminoglycosides. Prolonged use may cause bacterial resistance. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse ReactionLocal injection site reactions; hypersensitivity reactions; GI effects; hematological changes; moniliasis, vaginitis; headache; transient increase of serum creatinine & urea; increase of liver serum enzymes. May cause encephalopathy when given in high doses in patients with kidney disease.
Drug InteractionAminoglycosides, probenecids, oral contraception.
Presentation/PackingPowder for inj (vial) 1 g x 1's