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How do you administer cefoxitin?

How do you administer cefoxitin?

Cefoxitin injection comes as a powder to be mixed with liquid to be injected intravenously (into a vein). Cefoxitin injection is also available as a premixed product to be injected intravenously. It is usually given every six or eight hours.

What do you mix cefoxitin with?

Pharmacy bulk package containing 10 g of cefoxitin: Reconstitute with 43 or 93 mL of sterile or bacteriostatic water for injection, 0.9% sodium chloride injection, or 5% dextrose injection to provide solutions containing approximately 200 or 100 mg/mL, respectively. Shake to dissolve; let stand until clear.

What is cefoxitin used to treat?

Cefoxitin injection is used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. This medicine is also given before certain types of surgery to prevent infections. Cefoxitin injection belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporin antibiotics.

How do you dilute Unasyn to 30 mg mL?

UNASYN concentrations between 3 and 45 mg (2 to 30 mg ampicillin/1 to 15 mg sulbactam/mL) are recommended for intravenous use. The 15 gram vial may be reconstituted with either 92 mL Sterile Water for Injection or 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection.

Can you give gentamicin IM?

Gentamicin injection comes as a liquid to be injected intravenously (into a vein) or intramuscularly (into a muscle). When gentamicin is injected intravenously, it is usually infused (injected slowly) over a period of 30 minutes to 2 hours once every 6 or 8 hours.

Where is ceftriaxone injected?

Ceftriaxone is injected into a muscle or as an infusion into a vein (IV). A healthcare provider will give you this injection when ceftriaxone is used to prevent infection from surgery.

Cefoxitin for injection may be administered intravenously after constitution. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit.

What type of antibiotic is cefoxitin?

Cefoxitin for injection is a semi-synthetic, broad-spectrum cepha antibiotic sealed under nitrogen for intravenous administration. It is derived from cephamycin C, which is produced by Streptomyces lactamdurans.

Why did my doctor order a lab test for cefoxitin?

Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your body’s response to cefoxitin injection. Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking cefoxitin injection.

When is intramuscular cefoxitin given in diabetic patients?

Cefoxitin given by the intramuscular route can be used as an alternative to intravenous cefoxitin for treatment of mild or moderate infections, for continuation of treatment when the intravenous route is not appropriate, and for treatment of ulcers of polymicrobial etiology on ischemic extremities or on extremities of diabetic patients.