CEFOXITIN is a Schedule H1 drug.
Cefoxitin is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body. Cefoxitin is used to treat many kinds of bacterial infections, Cefoxitin is a prescription medication used to treat bacterial infections, including lung, urinary tract, abdomen, blood, skin, bone, joint, gynecological infections, and including severe or life-threatening forms. Cefoxitin is also used to prevent infection in people having certain types of surgery.


CEFOXITIN is generally used to treat: Bacterial Infection

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 3month

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)


  • Before using cefoxitin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to other cephalosporins or to penicillin’s or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of kidney disease, liver disease, stomach/intestinal diseases (e.g., colitis).
  • Cefoxitin may cause live bacterial vaccines (such as typhoid vaccine) to not work as well. Do not have any immunizations/vaccinations while using this medication.
  • Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for side effects while using this drug.

Symptoms of Overdosage

CEFOXITIN over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs)

Common Side-Effects

CEFOXITIN : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Pain, Feet Swelling, Legs Swelling

Serious Side-Effects

CEFOXITIN : Nausea, Loss Of Appetite, Vomit, Loose Motion, Head Headache

Rare Side-Effects

CEFOXITIN : Coma, Depression, Seizure, Agitation, Confusion, Decreased Urination, Dizziness, Head Headache, Skin Irritation, Nausea, Weight Gain, Weakness (generalized)

Disease Interactions

CEFOXITIN can interfere with: Acute Renal Failure, Colitis, Acute Liver Failure, Seizure

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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