Brand Names:
Claforan, Rantaksym, Raxim, Spinocef, Sporim, Talcef


Drug Type: Antibiotic

Cefotaxime (Claforan)


Cefotaxime, sold under the brand Claforan, is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is often used to treat birds with serious susceptible bacterial infections in the brain, but also useful for serious infections elsewhere in the body. It has broad spectrum activity against Gram-negative bacteria, particularly against Pseudomonas spp.
comes available as an injectable solution (10 to 300 mg/ml)
50-100 mg/kg IM, IV q8-12h
  • Diarrhea
  • Sour crop