Pharmacokinetics of cefotaxime in neonates.

The effects of gestational age on the pharmacokinetics of cefotaxime and its desacetyl metabolite during the first days of life was investigated in a group of four full-term infants and 12 preterm infants of less than 35 weeks gestation. Half of the preterm infants had received betamethasone, a drug known to facilitate hepatic microsomal drug metabolism… (More)