Cefotetan / Dextrose


What is Cefotetan / Dextrose?

Common Brand(s): Cefotan

Cefotetan is an antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It may also be used before and during certain surgeries to help prevent infection. This medication is known as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (such as common cold, flu). Using any antibiotic when it is not needed can cause it to not work for future infections.


  • bacterial sepsis
  • acute gonococcal endometritis
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Haemophilus influenzae pneumonia
  • streptococcal pneumonia
  • staphylococcal pneumonia
  • Escherichia coli pneumonia
  • Proteus pneumonia
  • bacterial pneumonia
  • lower respiratory infection
  • E. coli peritonitis
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae peritonitis
  • Bacteroides peritonitis
  • Clostridium peritonitis
  • Peptococcus peritonitis
  • streptococcal peritonitis
  • infectious disease of abdomen
  • E. coli urinary tract infection
  • Klebsiella urinary tract infection
  • Proteus urinary tract infection
  • E. coli pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Bacteroides pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Peptococcus pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Peptostreptococcus pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Staphylococcus pelvic inflammatory disease
  • streptococcal pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Proteus pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Fusobacterium pelvic inflammatory disease
  • inflammatory disease of female pelvic organs
  • female genital tract infection
  • pelvic inflammatory disease with Neisseria gonorrhea
  • endometritis
  • Peptococcus endometritis
  • Peptostreptococcus endometritis
  • Bacteroides endometritis
  • Staphylococcus endometritis
  • streptococcal endometritis
  • E. coli endometritis
  • Proteus endometritis
  • Fusobacterium endometritis
  • skin and skin structure infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus skin and skin structure infection
  • skin and skin structure Streptococcus pyogenes infection
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis skin and skin structure infection
  • skin and skin structure E. coli infection
  • skin and skin structure Proteus infection
  • skin and skin structure Bacteroides fragilis infection
  • skin and skin structure Peptostreptococcus infection
  • skin and skin structure Peptococcus infection
  • skin and skin structure Streptococcus agalactiae infection
  • skin and skin structure Fusobacterium infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus joint infection
  • Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis
  • prevention of perioperative infection
  • bacterial urinary tract infection

Usage Instructions

Read and learn all preparation and usage instructions supplied by the manufacturer. Follow all instructions for proper mixing with the correct IV fluids. Consult your pharmacist for details. Before using, check the product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.

If you are using the frozen pre-mixed solution, thaw the container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If the bag is thawed in the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature at least 1 hour before using. Do not thaw by putting in a water bath or microwaving. After thawing, shake well and squeeze the container to check for leaks. Discard solution if the container leaks. Do not re-freeze the solution after thawing.

This medication is given by injection into a muscle or vein as directed by your doctor.

For the best effect, use this antibiotic at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, use this medication at the same time(s) every day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed treatment period is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for details.


Before mixing, store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not refrigerate or freeze the dry powder. Different brands/packaging of this medication may have different storage requirements. Read the package labeling or ask your pharmacist for the storage requirements before and after mixing for the product you are using. Do not store in the bathroom.

Store the pre-mixed solution containers in the freezer at or below -4 degrees F (-20 degrees C). (For thawing instructions, see How to Use section.) If stored at room temperature, use/discard the thawed solution within 24 hours.

Consult the package instructions or your pharmacist for other storage details. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.