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Cephotaxime Brand names, Cephotaxime Analogs

Cephotaxime Brand Names Mixture

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Cephotaxime Chemical_Formula


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Cephotaxime fda sheet

Cephotaxime FDA

Cephotaxime msds (material safety sheet)

Cephotaxime MSDS

Cephotaxime Synthesis Reference

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Cephotaxime Molecular Weight

455.468 g/mol

Cephotaxime Melting Point

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Cephotaxime H2O Solubility


Cephotaxime State


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Cephotaxime Dosage Forms

Injection and infusion

Cephotaxime Indication

Used to treat gonorrhoea, meningitis, and severe infections including infections of the kidney (pyelonephritis) and urinary system. Also used before an operation to prevent infection after surgery.

Cephotaxime Pharmacology

Cefotaxime is a third generation intravenous cephalosporin antibiotic. It has broad spectrum activity against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. It does not have activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Cefotaxime works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. A positive feature of cefotaxime is that it display a resistance to penicillinases and is useful to treat infections that are resistant to penicillin derivatives.

Cephotaxime Absorption

Rapidly absorbed following intramuscular injection.

Cephotaxime side effects and Toxicity

Adverse effects following overdosage include nausea, vomiting, epigastric distress, diarrhea, and convulsions. Oral rat LD50 is over 20,000 mg/kg while intravenous rat LD50 is over 7,000 mg/kg.

Cephotaxime Patient Information

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Cephotaxime Organisms Affected

Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria