Drug ID: 3d00000054
Drug Name: Cefotetan
Generic Names: Cefotan
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: The usual adult dosage is 1 or 2 gram.
Recommended In: This medication is a cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for bacterial infections. It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.
Directions For Use: It comes as powder for injection (diluted with fluid), to be administered by a healthcare provider.
Storage: Store the medication as directed by your physician.
Dosage Forms: Reconstituted vials for Intravenous injection
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea and nausea.
Blood - Eosinophilia, anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
Hepatic - Liver enzyme elevations.
Hypersensitivity - Rash, hives and itching.
Local - Vein inflammation.
Genitourinary - Elevations in BUN and serum creatinine levels.
Miscellaneous - Fever.
In Case of Overdose: If overdosage should occur, it should be treated symptomatically and hemodialysis considered, particularly if renal function is compromised.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach or bowel problems, blood clotting problems, active bleeding, kidney or liver impairment, poor nutrition, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children less than 10 years, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Monitor kidney or liver function, blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.
Drug Interaction: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., tobramycin, gentamicin), "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), chloramphenicol, probenecid, live bacterial vaccines (e.g., BCG, oral typhoid).
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (e.g., urine glucose tests, serum or urine creatinine tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.