Cefoxitin

C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

NA

Approximate Cost

Dosing

Adult

1-2 g IV q6-8h

Renal

Renally cleared, requires dose adjustment with changes in renal function. Consult a pharmacist for renal dosing

General Information

Adverse Effects

  • Allergy (immediate and delayed)

  • Positive Coombs

  • Cytopenias

  • GI upset, diarrhea

  • Abnormal liver enzymes

Pharmacology

Antimicrobial class: 2nd Generation Cephalosporin