Mefoxin Powder For Solution For Injection 10G Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Mefoxin: Powder for solution for injection (10g)

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What is this Medicine?

CEFOXITIN (se FOX i tin) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

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Mefoxin 10g Powder for Injection

NDC: 000063388
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Pelvic Cellulitis, Peritonitis, Pneumonia, Intraabdominal Infections, Bone And Joint Infections, Septicemia, Intraabdominal Abscess, Gynecologic Infections, Skin And Skin Structure Infections, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Endometritis, Surgical Infection Prophylaxis, Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, Lung Abscess

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Urethritis, Gonorrhea, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Cervicitis, Tubo-ovarian Abscess

Mefoxin 10g Powder for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Mefoxin 10g Powder for Injection

Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<0.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Kidney Inflammation Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hemolytic Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.0-7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-19.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, 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.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, 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.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, 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.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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