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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin, cephalosporinase-sensitive

Chemical Name

5-Thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid, 3-[(acetyloxy)methyl]-8-oxo-7-[[(4-pyridinylthio)acetyl]amino]-, (6R-trans)-

Foreign Names

  • Cefapirinum (Latin)
  • Cefapirin (German)
  • Céfapirine (French)
  • Cefapirina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Cefa Safe (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Poland
  • Cefa-Safe (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Netherlands
  • Mastiplan (Cefapirin and Prednisolon (veterinary use))
    Intervet, Poland
  • Metricure (veterinary use)
    Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet, Poland; Intervet / Schering-Plough Animal Health, New Zealand; Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, Australia
  • Cefa Dri (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, United States
  • Cefa Safe (veterinary use)
    Intervet / Schering-Plough Animal Health, New Zealand
  • Cefatron Asciutta (veterinary use)
    Ati, Italy; Fatro, Italy
  • Cephudder (veterinary use)
    Intervet, South Africa
  • Masti-Safe (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Germany
  • Metricure (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Belgium; Intervet, Germany; Intervet, France; Intervet, Ireland; Intervet, Italy; Intervet, Netherlands; Intervet International B.V., Luxembourg; Veterinaria, Switzerland
  • Tomorrow (veterinary use)
    Fort Dodge Animale Health, United States
  • Cefa Lak (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, United States
  • Céfaloject
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Congo
  • Cefatrexyl
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bulgaria
  • Cefatron Lattazione (veterinary use)
    Ati, Italy; Fatro, Italy
  • Cefratrexyl
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oman
  • Cephazer
    Purzer, Taiwan
  • Mastiplan LC (Cefapirin and Prednisolone (veterinary use))
    Intervet, France; Intervet, United Kingdom; Veterinaria, Switzerland
  • Today (veterinary use)
    Fort Dodge Animale Health, United States

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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