cefotetan disodium

cefotetan disodium

[sē′fōtet′ən]
a parenteral second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic with greater activity against anaerobes and gram-negative bacilli than first-generation cephalosporins.
indications It is prescribed for bacterial infections of the lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, skin, abdomen, bones or joints, or reproductive organs and for surgical prophylaxis.
contraindications It is contraindicated for patients who are hypersensitive to cefotetan or to other cephalosporin antibiotics.
adverse effects Among adverse reactions reported are skin rash, diarrhea, eosinophilia, positive Coombs' test results, and elevated liver enzyme levels.
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Cefotetan disodium is a popular second-generation cephalosporin antimicrobial agent active against gram-positive and gram-negative aerobes and anaerobic bacteria.
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