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Indications:

  • infections due to sensitive Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Surgical prophylaxis.

Cautions include:

  • penicillin sensitivity
  • pregnancy and breast-feeding
  • renal impairment

NB Beware false positive Coomb's test and urinary glucose.

Contra-indications:

  • cephalosporin hypersensitivity
  • porphyria

Side-effects:

  • see 'cephalosporins (general side-effects)'

Routes of administration:

  • oral:
    • tablets
    • capsules
    • suspension
    • syrup

Last reviewed 01/2018

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