Cefotaxime (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefotaxime. On this page you will find out more about Cefotaxime (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: cefotaxime
Information for medicine and pack size:
Cefotaxime (Sandoz) 2 g powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
INDICATIONS: Cefotaxime is indicated for the treatment of the following types of infection when caused by susceptible micro-organisms. Infections of the respiratory tract (upper and lower); infections of the urinary tract; septicaemia (concomitant therapy with an aminoglycoside may be instituted prior to isolation of the causative organism); intra-abdominal infection; gonorrhoea (including gonorrhoea caused by beta-lactamase producing strains of N. gonorrhoea); ear, nose and throat infections; skin and skin structure infections; bone and joint infections; meningitis: cefotaxime should be combined with an appropriate alternative antibiotic (ampicillin, chloramphenicol or benzylpenicillin) for initial therapy in children (excluding neonates) pending the availability of culture and sensitivity results. In adults the empirical use of cefotaxime should be restricted to patients suspected of having meningitis caused by Gram-negative enteric bacilli. Cefotaxime may be used for the prevention of post-operative infection in obstetric surgery, vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy and biliary surgery. In serious cases cefotaxime may be used, if considered appropriate, before the results of sensitivity tests become available. The emergence of resistance to cefotaxime may complicate treatment.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear glass vial containing a white to slightly yellow powder|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous|
1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||See Product information for shelf life|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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