Cefotaxime (Claforan)

Class of Antibiotic > cephalosporin – inhibits the mucopeptide synthesis in bacterial cell walls.

Dose: 1-3 grams IV every 8 hours.  Diluted in 50-100ml of Normal Saline but typically is put in 20ml Syringes because it can be given IV push over 5-10 minutes.

Administration: May be administered via Gravity Bag, Elastomeric Pump (“homeballs”) or IV Push.