Persistence. It cannot be excluded that cefotaxime is persistent, due to the lack of data.
Bioaccumulation. It cannot be excluded that cefotaxime bioaccumulates, due to the lack of data.
Toxicity. It cannot be excluded that cefotaxime is toxic, due to the lack of data.
Risk. Risk of environmental impact of cefotaxime cannot be excluded, due to the lack of environmental toxicity data.
Environmental information is missing on fass.se for cefotaxime (2023-11-17). It is voluntary for manufacturers to provide information on environmental impact on fass.se.
About antibiotic resistance see under Detailed information.
Studies have shown that even low concentrations of antibiotics in the environment can contribute to antibiotic resistance and therefore as little as possible should end up in our environment.
For antibiotics in general, it is recommended that these pharmaceuticals are used as restrictively as possible without risking the patient's health.
Author: Health and Medical Care Administration, Region Stockholm