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Mefoxin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cefoxitin injection (Mefoxin)?
- What are the possible side effects of cefoxitin (Mefoxin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cefoxitin (Mefoxin)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using cefoxitin injection (Mefoxin)?
- How is cefoxitin given (Mefoxin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mefoxin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mefoxin)?
- What should I avoid while using cefoxitin (Mefoxin)?
- What other drugs will affect cefoxitin (Mefoxin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mefoxin)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Mefoxin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a cefoxitin overdose may include seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using cefoxitin (Mefoxin)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect cefoxitin (Mefoxin)?
Before using cefoxitin, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- an antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), netilmicin (Netromycin), streptomycin, or tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with cefoxitin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist has information about cefoxitin written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Mefoxin Information
- Mefoxin Drug Interactions Center: cefoxitin iv
- Mefoxin Side Effects Center
- Mefoxin Overview including Precautions
- Mefoxin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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