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In the US, Cefoxitin (cefoxitin systemic) is a member of the drug class second generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Aspiration Pneumonia, Bacterial Infection, Bone infection, Cesarean Section, Cholecystitis, Deep Neck Infection, Endometritis, Gonococcal Infection - Uncomplicated, Intraabdominal Infection, Joint Infection, Kidney Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Peritonitis, Pneumonia, Septicemia, Skin and Structure Infection, Skin or Soft Tissue Infection, Surgical Prophylaxis 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, cephalosporinase-resistant

Chemical Name

3-(hydroxymetyl)-7-metoxy-8-oxo-7-[2(2-tienyl)acetamido]-5-tia-1-azabicylco[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid carbamate (ester)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Cefoxitin (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Cefoxitina (OS: DCIT)
  • Céfoxitine (OS: DCF)
  • CFX (IS)
  • Cefoxitin Sodium (OS: BANM, JAN, USAN)
  • L 620 388 (IS)
  • MK 306 (IS: Merck)
  • Cefoxitin Sodium (PH: BP 2015, JP XV, USP 37)
  • Cefoxitin sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Céfoxitine sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefoxitin-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Cefoxitinum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

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
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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