Mefoxin Antibiotic Information
Mefoxin® (cefoxitin) is a medication approved for the treatment of various bacterial infections, such as:
- Lower respiratory tract infections, such as pneumonia
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs, such as a bladder infection or kidney infection)
- Abdominal (stomach) infections
- Gynecologic infections.
This drug can also be given prior to certain surgeries to prevent infections.
Mefoxin is given intravenously (by IV), usually three to six times daily. Make sure to carefully review information on how to properly use this antibiotic, as Mefoxin can cause potentially dangerous allergic reactions or other problems if it is not used as directed.
While many people tolerate this prescription medication well, it is possible to develop side effects. Some of the most common side effects of this product include diarrhea and reactions at the injection site.
(For more information on this antibiotic, click Mefoxin. This article provides information on how it works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)