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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Claforan (Overview)

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


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Who should not take Claforan (cefotaxime)?

Who should not take Claforan (cefotaxime)?

Claforan (cefotaxime): "Claforan is contraindicated in patients who have shown hypersensitivity to cefotaxime sodium, or the cephalosporin group of antibiotics." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/claforan.html ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
8 doctors shared insights

Claforan (Overview)

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


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Is there a reaction to IV claforan (cefotaxime)?

Is there a reaction to IV claforan (cefotaxime)?

Most common: Diarrhea ;skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; hives, difficulty breathing. If you have a history of allergy to an cephalosporins you should not take this. If you have life threatening reactions to penicillin, you should not take this. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take Claforan (cefotaxime)?

Can children and teenagers take Claforan (cefotaxime)?

Claforin: is frequently used in young children and teens as an effective IV medication for serious bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Does penicillin vk potassium 500mg treat gonorrhea?

Does penicillin vk potassium 500mg treat gonorrhea?

Penicillins won't!: CDC guidelines do NOT include PCNs for gonorrhea. Check the CDC website at: http://www.hcp-samples.bayer.com/new_password/index.php?val=Ykdsd2FXUmtiMk5BZVdGb2IyOHVZMjl0&token ...Read more

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Can Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin) 875-125 MG Treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and STI's?

Can Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin) 875-125 MG

Treat gonorrhea, chlamydia and STI's?

If dosed right: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would help kill off some strains of gonorrhea, but not all. It would likely do nothing for chlamydia and many other STI's. It would be best to get in to see a provider knowledgeable about current treatment protocols and get correct treatment, if needed.This is nothing you would want to self treat with borrowed meds. Several of these germs can make you sterile. ...Read more

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Is there a reaction to IV claforan (cefotaxime)?

Most common: Diarrhea ;skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness; hives, difficulty breathing. If you have a history of allergy to an cephalosporins you should not take this. If you have life threatening reactions to penicillin, you should not take this. ...Read more

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Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Is cefuroxime axetil like penicillin?

Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ. ...Read more

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Cefixime 200mg plus azithromycin plus metronidazole dosage for chlamydia cure?

Cefixime 200mg plus azithromycin plus metronidazole dosage for chlamydia cure?

Yes: This combination is used often especially in recurrent episodes or treatment resistant to a single or 2 drugs. Don;t stop anything unless you talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

Does Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500mg BID treat MRSA?

No: Antibiotics for MRSA are: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 1 tab BID x 5-10 days( 2 tab BID if BMI >40);Clindamycin 300 mg Q8 hours (450 mg if BMI > 40); Doxycycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days; Minocycline 100 mg Q 12 hours x 5-10 days. If the infection is just a boil or a small abscess >Just incision and drainage alone, without antibiotics ...Read more

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How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Very safe: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a commonly used antibiotic that treats a variety of bacterial infections. It is generally well tolerated. The side effect it is known for is inflammation and weakening of tendons, with tendon rupture very occasionally occurring after prolonged or high dosages. It is good to take antibiotics only when they are needed and known to be effective! ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...Read more

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Can cefixime 200 mg, azithromycin use for penumenia?

Can cefixime 200 mg, azithromycin use for penumenia?

Probably: That combination can possibly work to cover many common bacterial causes for pneumonia. ...Read more

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Does penicillan or keflex cure stds?

Does penicillan or keflex cure stds?

Killing bacteria: Both these drugs act by damaging the bacterial cell wall during cell replication. They cure std's by killing the infecting bacteria if they are susceptible to the drugs. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Cefotaxime (Definition)

Cefotaxime is a cephalosporin which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more