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Cefotaxime sodium salt acts as a beta-lactamase resistant antibiotic. It is used as an effective antibacterial against gram-negative bacteria, with the notable exception of pseudomonas and penicillin-resistant strains of streptococcus pneumoniae. It is used to treat infections of the bones, joints, skin, respiratory tract and blood stream.
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Hazard Statements: H315-H317-H319-H334-H335
Causes skin irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P271-P272-P280-P285-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P314-P333+P313-P342+P311-P362-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant