Mefoxin Drug Interactions

If you take probenecid, warfarin, or aminoglycoside antibiotics with Mefoxin, it may lead to serious drug interactions. In some cases, these reactions can increase your risk for kidney problems, decrease the effectiveness of the medications, or cause other problems. To help ensure a safe treatment, tell your healthcare provider about all other medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.

An Overview of Interactions With Mefoxin

Mefoxin® (cefoxitin) is a prescription medication licensed to treat certain bacterial infections. It can potentially react with other medications. Some of the products that may lead to drug interactions with Mefoxin include:
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics, such as:


    • Amikacin (Amikin®)
    • Gentamicin
    • Kanamycin (Kantrex®)
    • Neomycin (Neo-Fradin®)
    • Streptomycin
    • Tobramycin

Mefoxin Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Mefoxin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Aminoglycoside Antibiotics
Combining Mefoxin with an aminoglycoside antibiotic may increase the risk of kidney damage. Nonetheless, in some very serious situations, this combination may be used when the possible benefits outweigh the likely risks.

Mefoxin Antibiotic Information

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