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Claforan Overdose

It is possible to use too much Claforan (cefotaxime). In fact, even normal dosages can result in overdose symptoms in people who have kidney disease. Possible symptoms of a Claforan overdose include seizures, brain problems, and unusual muscle movements. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have overdosed on this medication.

Can You Receive Too Much Claforan?

Claforan® (cefotaxime) is a prescription antibiotic given intravenously (by IV) or by intramuscular (IM) injection. As with any medication, it is possible to receive too much Claforan.
The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Claforan dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

Some of the possible effects of an overdose with a cephalosporin antibiotic like Claforan may include:
  • Seizures
  • Unusual muscle movements or hyperactivity
  • Coma
  • Brain problems.

A Claforan overdose is more likely to cause problems in people who have poorly functioning kidneys, as the kidneys remove this medication from the body. In fact, even normal dosages can cause overdose symptoms in people with kidney disease. This is why it is important for your healthcare provider to adjust your Claforan dosage based on how well your kidneys are functioning.

Treatment for a Claforan Overdose

People who have been given too much Claforan should be kept under close medical supervision to watch for any problems or complications that arise. Dialysis can be helpful for removing the excess medication from the bloodstream.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on Claforan.

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