Disease Information for Cefoxitin (Mefoxin)

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Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Anti-anaerobic antibiotic/activity
DRUG/Antibiotic/Antimicrobial drugs (category)
DRUG/Cephalosporin antibiotic (example)
DRUG/Cephalosporin/anaerobic activity (example)
DRUG/Safe in pregnancy patient (B)
DRUG/Second generation cephalosporins (example)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
5 Thia 1 azabicyclo(4 2 0)oct 2 ene 2 carboxylic acid 3 (((aminocarbonyl)oxy)methyl) 7 methoxy 8 oxo 7 ((2 thienylacetyl)amino) (6R cis), Cefoxitin, Cefoxitin (product), Cefoxitin (substance), CEFOXITIN PREPARATION, Brand name/Mefoxin (Cefoxitin)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/.$$$$$ Most Expensive
DRUG/Dose 1000 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 2 grams (Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose Q6 hrs Medication
DRUG/Dose Q8 Hrs Medication
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
DRUG/Injectable preparation only
DRUG/Intramuscular injection RX
DRUG/Intravenous administraton RX
Definition

Second generation Cephalosporin antibiotic; Excellent Anti-Anerobic activity; Injectable preparation for IV or IM; No oral preparation is available

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