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Cefotaxime is used to treat serious bacterial infections such as blood stream (septicemia), bones (osteomyelitis), heart valves (endocarditis), membranes covering the brain (meningitis) and lining of the abdomen (peritonitis), lungs (pneumonia), skin and soft tissue, urinary tract, genitals (including gonorrhea), blood (bacteremia), Lyme disease (borreliosis), an infection primarily caused by tick bites and also to prevent and treat infections following surgical operations.
Cefotaxime works by inhibiting the biosynthesis of a protective layer of a bacterial cell wall called peptidoglycan. This leads to interruption of cell wall synthesis, consequently leading to inhibition in cell growth and cell lysis.
Consult your doctor, if you experience: