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Brand name: Cefotaxime (Mayne Pharma)

Cefotaxime (Mayne Pharma) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cefotaxime. On this page you will find out more about Cefotaxime (Mayne Pharma), 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

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cefotaxime (Mayne Pharma) 1 g powder for injection, 10 vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS: Cefotaxime is indicated for the treatment of the following types of injection 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. gonorrhoeae). 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 pencillin G) 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 obstetrical 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 emergency of resistance to cefotaxime may complicate treatment.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear glass vial containing a white to pale yellow crystalline powder.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 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

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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