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.