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Tefotaxime 250mg Injection

Cefotaxime Sodium)

This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria

Indications

Susceptible bacteremia, septicemia, lower respiratory and genitourinary tracts, skin and skin structure, bone and joint, gynecologic, CNS (eg, meningitis), intraabdominal infections. Surgical prophylaxis.

Dosage & Administration

Uncomplicated infections: 1g every 12 hours. Moderate-to-severe infections: 1–2g every 8 hours. Infections commonly needing a higher dosage (eg, septicemia): 2g IV every 6–8 hours. Life-threatening infections: 2g IV every 4 hours. Gonococcal urethritis or cervicitis: 0.5g IM once. Rectal gonorrhea: 0.5g (women) or 1g (men) IM once. All: max 12g/day. Post-op prophylaxis: give 1g as single dose 30–90mins before surgery. Cesarean section: 1st dose: 1g IV as soon as umbilical cord clamped; 2nd and 3rd dose: 1g at 6 and 12 hours after 1st dose. CrCl <20mL/min/1.73m2: consider reducing dose by one-half.

Children:

Neonates up to 1 week of age: 50mg/kg IV every 12 hours. 1–4 weeks of age: 50mg/kg IV every 8 hours. Over 1 month of age (<50kg): 50–180mg/kg in 4–6 equally divided doses. ≥50kg: as adult; max 12g/day.


Pack Size:

Vials of 1g, 500 mg and 250 mg along with water for injection.


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