What Is Cefotetan Used For?

How Does It Work?

Cefotetan is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cephalosporins are a part of a larger group of medications known as beta-lactam antibiotics (named after the ring-like "lactam" structure of these antibiotics). Cefotetan works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. Cephalosporins are related to penicillin medications.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Cefotetan?

This medication is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using cefotetan in children.

What About Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for something other than treating or preventing the infections discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Using cefotetan to treat or prevent other types of infections would be examples of off-label uses. 

Cefotetan Drug Information

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