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In the US, Ceftibuten (ceftibuten systemic) is a member of the drug class third generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bladder Infection, Bronchitis, Otitis Media, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Strep Throat and Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

5-Thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid, 7-[[2-(2-amino-4-thiazolyl)-4-carboxy-1-oxo-2-butenyl]-amino]-8-oxo-, [6R-[6α,7β(Z)]]-

Foreign Names

  • Ceftibutenum (Latin)
  • Ceftibuten (German)
  • Ceftibutene (French)
  • Ceftibuteno (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ceftibuten (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Ceftibutène (OS: DCF)
  • 7432-S (IS: ScheringPlough)
  • SH 39720 (IS: ScheringPlough)
  • Ceftibuten Hydrate (PH: JP XV)

Brand Names

  • Biocef
    Zambon, Spain
  • Caedax
    Schering-Plough, Greece
  • Cedax
    MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Sweden; S.I.F.I., Serbia; Schering-Plough, Bulgaria; Schering-Plough, Bahrain; Schering-Plough, Spain; Schering-Plough, Italy; Schering-Plough, Mexico; Schering-Plough, Romania; Schering-Plough, Slovenia; Schering-Plough, Slovakia; Schering-Plough, Turkey; SIFI, Georgia; SIFI, Russian Federation
  • Cefidax
    PMP, Vietnam
  • Isocef
    Recordati, Italy
  • Seftem
    Shionogi, Taiwan; Shionogi Seiyaku, Japan
  • Cedax
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Netherlands; Pernix Therapeutics, United States; Schering-Plough, Bangladesh; Schering-Plough, Costa Rica; Schering-Plough, Dominican Republic; Schering-Plough, Guatemala; Schering-Plough, Hong Kong; Schering-Plough, Honduras; Schering-Plough, Croatia (Hrvatska); Schering-Plough, Hungary; Schering-Plough, Malaysia; Schering-Plough, Nicaragua; Schering-Plough, Panama; Schering-Plough, Singapore; Schering-Plough, El Salvador; Schering-Plough, Thailand; Schering-Plough, Venezuela; Schering-Plough Europe, Poland
    Essex, Germany

International Drug Name Search


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

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