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ATC codes: J01DD01
EMLc
Indication
Bacterial infection of unspecified site ICD11 code: 1C81
INN
Cefotaxime
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Antibiotic groups
List type
Complementary 3rd generation cephalosporin of choice for use in hospitalized neonates.
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 250 mg in vial powder for injection (as sodium salt)
EML status history
First added in 2009 (TRS 958)
Removed in 2017 (TRS 1006)
Sex
All
Age
Newborn (< 1 month)
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
As part of the comprehensive review of antibacterials was undertaken by the Expert Committee in 2017, listing of cefotaxime was reviewed and specific indications for its use were recommended. Refer to the 2017 recommendation(s) for cefotaxime for more information.