Klebsiella pneumoniae (C&W)
Cefotaxime

Cefotaxime

High
N/A

General Information

Empiric therapy for bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, intra-abdominal infection, musculoskeletal i.e. septic arthritis, and urinary tract infection.

Pregnancy: Compatible.

Breastfeeding: Compatible.

  • Rash, localized phlebitis at injection site, allergy.
  • Positive Coombs test, neutropenia, abnormalities in liver enzymes.
  • Diarrhea and CDI.

Cefotaxime is the preferred 3rd generation cephalosporin vs ceftriaxone in pregnant patients near delivery (particularly preterm delivery) to minimize ceftriaxone exposure in the newborn.

Antimicrobial class: 3rd Generation Cephalosporin