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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Cefoxitin (Overview)

Cefoxitin is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
9 Doctors shared insights

Cefoxitin (Overview)

Cefoxitin is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What amount fluid will you need to reconstitute with mefoxin (cefoxitin) 1.75 grams?

What amount fluid will you need to reconstitute with mefoxin (cefoxitin) 1.75 grams?

17.5 mL: Cefoxitin should be constituted to 1 gram/10 mL with Sterile Water for Injection, 0.9 percent Sodium Chloride Injection, or 5 percent Dextrose Injection for injection, maintains satisfactory potency for 6 hours at room temperature ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mefoxin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mefoxin allergy?

Mefoxin allergy: Mefoxin (Cefoxitin) is an antibiotic. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/mefoxin-drug. Htm ...Read more

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Between Cefotetan IV and Cefoxitin IV, which one is more effective for treating PID?

Between Cefotetan IV and Cefoxitin IV, which one is more effective for treating PID?

No difference: You keep asking questions on the forum about your PID treatment. You should ask your own doctor and trust her judgment on it. In any case, these antibiotics are equally effective. ...Read more

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If ceftriaxone IV is utilized in place of cefotetan/cefoxitin IV as inpatient pid regimen, what would be appropriate dose of ceftriaxone IV?

If ceftriaxone IV is utilized in place of cefotetan/cefoxitin IV as inpatient pid regimen, what would be appropriate dose of ceftriaxone IV?

Depends: It depends on what is being treated, what the sensitivity of the organism is and why changes are being made. Medications have different dosages that are appropriate for that medication that do not correlate with other medications. For instance we may use 1 million units of penicillin for an infection or 250 mg of Zithromax for the same infection. It has to do with the effective dose. ...Read more

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When treating PID, is intravenous infusion (cefoxitin/cefotetan) + oral pill therapy more effective than injection (ceftriaxon) + oral pills therapy?

When treating PID, is intravenous infusion (cefoxitin/cefotetan) + oral pill therapy more effective than injection (ceftriaxon) + oral pills therapy?

Severe PID: For severe PID (lots of pain, high fever, etc), IV treatment for 2-3 days (sometimes longer), e.g. with cefoxitin or cefotetan, is preferable to a single ceftriaxone shot plus oral treatment. But each case is different; ask your doctor and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a combination of cefoxitin/cefotetan, doxycycline, and metronidazole effective against pid caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia? Please help me asap

Is a combination of cefoxitin/cefotetan, doxycycline, and metronidazole effective against pid caused by gonorrhea and chlamydia? Please help me asap

PID treatment: You have asked at least 3 questions about treatment of your PID. Those antibiotics will be effective against gonorrhea, chlamydia, and all the other bacteria typically involved in PID. Follow your doctor's advice about the best treatment in your particular case. There's no point in trying to get more advice on this forum. The answers won't change and you MUST discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more

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Kid with post op fever after ruptured appendicitis; what antibiotic best to start on- cefoxetin+metro or just zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

Kid with post op fever after ruptured appendicitis; what antibiotic best to start on- cefoxetin+metro or just zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam)?

Varies: Treatment for peritonitis after appendectomy for perforated appendicitis is therapeutic. Choice of antibiotic is based on expected bacteria present, patient allergies, cost, availability, and other factors. Cefoxitin and Metronidazole is somewhat duplicative, and zosyn (piperacillin and tazobactam) is an extended-spectrum penicillin. Either regimen is acceptable, or simply Mefoxin alone. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Mefoxin (Definition)

Mefoxin is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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