What is Claforan?

Cefotaxime (INN) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Like other third-generation cephalosporins, cefotaxime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic with activity against numerous Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Developed by Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals in the late 1980s, it was among the first third generation ("extended spectrum") cephalosporins and the first of its class to become available in the United States. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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hi my son is 5 years old,he developed yesterday morning a bloody diarrhea and fever ,no vomiting ,he had tonsolitid and acute otitis media 9 days...

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One of the reasons for this may be due to disturbed flora of the intestine due to antibiotics taken.You should try a course of probiotic like...

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Two weeks ago I had a bout of severe diarrhea. I went to doctor and she prescribed metronidazole and Claforan. I took it for a few days until...

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Brief Answer:
May be due to after effects of previous illness !

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Warm welcomes to HCM with thanks for the consultation here at this...

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Please describe the subjective and observational consequences of a Herx-Heimer reaction. I had one for 3 terrifying days, & the bizarre & unusual...

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dying spirochetes cause this reaction because dying bacteria released endotoxins so the treatment is supportive.

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