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Cepofion

Cefotaxime Sodium

Short Description

CEPOFION is a semisynthetic, broad-spectrum, third-generation cephalosporin effective against a wide variety of gram-negative bacteria but less active against gram-positive cocci than are the first- and second- generation cephalosporins; used as the sodium salt.

Indications

Parenteral

Prophylaxis of surgical infections

Adult: 1 g 30-90 min before surgery by deep IM, slow IV inj over 3-5 min or IV infusion over 20-60 min. Caesarean section: 1 g IV as soon as the umbilical cord is clamped and 2 further IM or IV doses 6-12 hr later.

Septicaemia

Adult: Up to 6-8 g daily in 3-4 divided doses by deep IM, slow IV inj over 3-5 min or IV infusion over 20-60 min.

Bone and joint infections, Central nervous system infections, Genitourinary infections, Gynaecological infections, Intra-abdominal infections, Respiratory tract infections, Skin and skin structure infections

Adult: 1-2 g 8-12 hrly depending on the severity of the infection. May be given via deep IM inj, slow IV inj over 3-5 min or by IV infusion over 20-60 min. Max: 12 g daily. Child: 0-1 wk 50 mg/kg/dose 12 hrly IV inj; >1-4 wk 50 mg/kg/dose 8 hrly IV inj; 1 mth to 12 yr <50 kg: 50-180 mg/kg IM or IV inj in 4-6 divided doses.

Gonorrhoea

Adult: 0.5 or 1 g as a single dose by deep IM, slow IV inj over 3-5 min or IV infusion over 20-60 min

Specification

Injection

Cepofion Powder for injection 1 g

  • Each vial contains : Cefotaxime Sodium equivalent to Cefotaxime 1 g

  • Box, 2 vials @ 1 g

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Systemic Anti Infectives Product