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Drug Names(s): cefotaxime sodium

Description: Claforan is a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Third generation cephalosporins have greater Gram-(-) activity than first or second generation cephalosporins. Good activity is observed against streptococci and enteric Gram-(-) rods. Moderate activity is observed against methicillin sensitive strains of Staphyloccocus aureus, and relatively modest activity against Pseudomonas, anaerobes, and methicillin-resistant S. aureus.

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