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Claforan IV

Available by prescription only, Claforan® (cefotaxime) is a type of antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as newborns. As part of a group of drugs called cephalosporins, Claforan works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die.
Claforan is given by a slow injection into a vein (IV) or by intramuscular (IM) injection. It can be given as a single dose for less serious infections, or it may be given as multiple doses every 4 to 12 hours for more serious infections. For serious infections, it is usually best to give Claforan by IV rather than by intramuscular injection.
(Click Claforan for more tips on how this antibiotic is given, what strengths are available, and warnings and precautions associated with this product.)
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