Claforan (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information
Claforan (Injection) Medication Classification
Claforan (Injection) Brandname
Claforan (Injection) is used for the Treatment
Cefotaxime (sef-oh-TAKS-eem) Treats infections caused by bacteria. Belongs to a class of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics.
When To Not Use Claforan (Injection)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to cefotaxime or any other cephalosporin medicine such as Keflex®, Ceclor®, or Duricef®.
How Should You Use Claforan (Injection)
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
- An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks). An IV infusion is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
- This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV or IM medicine, such as a nurse. Sometimes you, a family member, or friend can be taught to give your medicine.
- If you are receiving IV medicine, check the bag to make sure there are no leaks. Also make sure the solution is clear. If a dose is missed:
- This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, and take the rest of the doses for the day at regularly spaced time intervals.
- If you miss more than one dose, call your doctor for instructions.
Proper Claforan (Injection) Storage
Store Claforan (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Claforan (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Claforan (Injection)Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Claforan (Injection) Warnings
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
- Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to penicillin.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver or kidney disease or if you have ever had colitis.
- If you have severe diarrhea while taking cefotaxime, check with your doctor before taking medicine to stop the diarrhea.
- If your infection does not improve, or if it gets worse, while taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Claforan (Injection) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Rash or hives
- Swelling of the face, throat, or lips
- Wheezing or trouble breathing
- Severe diarrhea (watery or bloody)
- Severe vomiting or stomach pain
- Swelling, pain, or redness near where your IV is located If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Mild diarrhea or nausea
- Vaginal itching or discharge
- Pain where the IM shot was given