Antimicrobials
Cefoxitin

Cefoxitin

Medium
N/A
$$/day

Dosing

General Information

Perioperative pophylaxis in patients undergoing uncontaminated GI surgery, abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, or cesarean section.

  • GI effects, diarrhea
  • Hypersensitivity reaction

Medication cost calculated per day (24 hours) of therapy for the average adult dose (70kg) of 1g IV q8h.

Antimicrobial class: Cephalosporin (Second generation)

Average serum half life: 1.4 hr

Biliary penetration: Good

CSF penetration: Poor

Lung penetration: Good

Urine penetration: Good

Route of Elimination: Primarily urine