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Belonging to a group of drugs called cephalosporin antibiotics, Claforan® (cefotaxime) is injected into a vein or a muscle to help treat certain bacterial infections. Some of the specific infections Claforan can treat include:
Claforan works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. However, not all bacteria will respond to this medication. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as newborns.
(To learn more about using this drug for UTIs or other infections, click Claforan Uses. This article also discusses other approved and unapproved uses for this drug and describes how it works to kill certain bacteria.)
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