Mechanism of Action: inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls, thus inhibiting cell wall biosynthesis.

Drug Label Information | Brands:

Brands of Cefotaxime in Kenya:

Cefotax®, EIPCO
Ceforan®, Pharco
Evacef®, Neon Laboratories Limited
Injtax 500®,Injtax , Surgilinks Ltd C/o Inject Care Parenterals Pvt,ltd
Inno-tax®, Innocia Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.
Maxcef®, Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Nefatax 1000® | Nefatax-250® | Nefatax-500® ,  Innova Cap Tab Pvt. Ltd.
Oritaxim®, Cadila pharmaceuticals
Sanfotax-1000® , Bliss GVS Pharma Ltd
Surgitec Injection ®, Surge Laboratories pvt ltd
Taxibiotic 1000®, Beta Healthcare International Limited
Tax-O-Bid®, Orchid


  • Joint infections,
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease,
  • Meningitis,
  • Pneumonia,
  • Urinary tract infections,
  • Sepsis,
  • Gonorrhea,
  • Cellulitis.

Drug interactions:
cholera vaccine, live

Side Effects:

  • Nausea,
  • Allergic reactions
  • Inflammation at the site of injection.
  • Clostridium difficile diarrhea.

It is not recommended in people who have had previous anaphylaxis to a penicillins.