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Dosing Information for Cefotetan

The dose of cefotetan your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on various factors, such as:
  • The type and severity of the infection being treated
  • How well your kidneys are functioning
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Cefotetan Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Cefotetan may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Cefotetan).

What If I Overdose on This Medication?

An overdose of this medication can cause serious problems, including seizures. If you think you have been given too much cefotetan, alert the medical staff immediately.
(Click Cefotan Overdose for more information.)

Storage Information

Cefotetan comes in vials of the dry medication that are to be mixed with an appropriate liquid before use. The unmixed vials should be stored at room temperature. Storage recommendations after reconstitution may vary, depending on what type of liquid is used and the particular cefotetan product being used.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Cefotetan?

If you miss an appointment to receive a Cefotetan dose, contact your healthcare provider right away. He or she will tell you what to do next.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available only in generic form (see Generic Cefotan).
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