Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday July 7, 2006

Q: Which antibiotic interferes with the measurement of serum creatinine and cause "pseudo-acute renal failure" ?

Ans: Cefoxitin: Cefoxitin effects routine measurement of serum creatinine, resulting in falsely elevated levels of renal function. Cefoxitin is a second generation wide spectrum cephalosporin. Other medications which can interfere includes methyldopa and levodopa.