First generation cephalosporins
A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Cephalosporins are a group of broad spectrum, semi-synthetic beta-lactam antibiotics derived from the mould Cephalosporium. They are divided into three groups: Cephalosporin N and C are chemically related to penicillins and Cephalosporin P a steroid antibiotic resembles fusidic acid.
The mechanism of action of cephalosporins is the same as penicillins. They interfere with bacterial cell wall synthesis.
Semisynthetic broad-spectrum cephalosporins have been produced by the addition of different side chains, to the Cephalosporin C nucleus.
They are classified according to the chronological order in which they were produced.
First generation Cephalosporins, were the first lot of this class of antibiotics that were produced.
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Medical conditions associated with first generation cephalosporins:
- Bacterial Endocarditis Prevention
- Bacterial Infection
- Bladder Infection
- Bone infection
- Joint Infection
- Kidney Infections
- Otitis Media
- Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcal Disease
- Skin and Structure Infection
- Skin or Soft Tissue Infection
- Surgical Prophylaxis
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
- Urinary Tract Infection