What is cefotaxime?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Cefotaxime is an antibiotic given by an intravenous infusion. It is used for the treatment of patients with serious infections caused by susceptible strains of the bacteria such as lower respiratory tract infections, urinary infections, and gynecologic infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with cefotaxime

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1

Why patients stopped taking cefotaxime

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking cefotaxime


Stopped taking cefotaxime

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
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There are no evaluations for cefotaxime.