Cefixime

In the US, Cefixime (cefixime systemic) is a member of the drug class third generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bladder Infection, Bronchitis, Gonococcal Infection - Disseminated, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Kidney Infections, Otitis Media, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, STD Prophylaxis, Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and Urinary Tract Infection.

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Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

J01DD08

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0079350-37-1

Chemical Formula

C16-H15-N5-O7-S2

Molecular Weight

453

Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

(Z)-7-[2-(2-Aminothiazol-4-yl)-2-(carboxymethoxyimino)acetamido]-3-vinyl-3-cephem-4-carboxylic acid

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Céfixime (OS: DCF)
  • FK 027 (IS)
  • FR 17027 (IS: Fujisawa)
  • Cefixime (PH: JP XV, USP 34)
  • Cefixime (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Cefixim (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Cefixime (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Céfixime (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Cefiximum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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