Cefotaxime IV

Permitted Indications

May be used for the following indications: 

  1. Treatment of meningitis in penicillin allergic patients in primary care as a single dose prior to admission to hospital (IV/IM).
  2. Treatment of suspected sepsis in primary care as a single dose prior to admission to hospital if anticipated time from assessment to arrival at hospital is >1 hour (IV/IM).
  3. Treatment of meningitis in children and infants (IV).
  4. Treatment of brain abscess in children and infants (IV).
  5. Treatment of pyelonephritis/urosepsis in children (IV).
  6. Treatment of sepsis in children and infants (IV).

 For all other indications only on the advice of a Medical Microbiologist or Infection specialist if ceftriaxone is not suitable.

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