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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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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

(Z)-7-[2-(2-Aminotiazol-4-yl)-2-(carboxymetoxyimino)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 37)
  • Cefixime (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • Cefixim (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefixime (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 37)
  • Céfixime (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefixime Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Cefiximum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


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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