Ingredient

Cefotaxime

Why is it prescribed?

Cefotaxime can be used to treat many different infections.  This information pertains to its use for pneumonia.


Products that have this ingredient include •Cefotaxime injection •

See other drugs used in the treatment of •pneumonia •

Side effects include:

  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • rash, itching
  • fever
  • pain and tenderness at injection site
  • lower abdominal pain

Cefotaxime is a cephalosporin antibiotic.  It kills certain bacteria that can cause infections such as pneumonia.


Do not use cefotaxime if:

  • If you are allergic to cefotaxime or any cephalosporin antibiotic

Use cefotaxime with caution if you:

  • are allergic to penicillin
  • have colon (large intestine) problems
  • have blood disorders like hemolytic anemia
  • have kidney problems

Drug Interactions: The following may interact with cefotaxime:

  • Probenecid
  • Furosemide
  • Aminoglycosides

 

Safety in pregnancy: Cefotaxime is considered compatible with pregnancy

Safety in breastfeeding: Cefotaxime is considered compatible with breastfeeding.

 


Page Last Updated: 25/11/2015