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Claforan (cefotaxime) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Claforan (cefotaxime):


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

cefotaxime - sodium

Parenteral cefotaxime sodium contains approximately 51 mg (2.2 mEq) of sodium per each gram of cefotaxime activity. The frozen solutions of cefotaxime sodium are additionally formulated with sodium citrate hydrous as a buffer. The sodium content should be considered in patients with conditions that may require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention.


  1. "Product Information. Claforan (cefotaxime)." Hoechst Marion-Roussel Inc, Kansas City, MO.

Claforan (cefotaxime) drug interactions

There are 53 drug interactions with Claforan (cefotaxime)

Claforan (cefotaxime) disease interactions

There are 6 disease interactions with Claforan (cefotaxime) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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Further information

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