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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).


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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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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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Mefoxin (Definition)

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