First generation cephalosporins
What are First generation cephalosporins
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.
List of First generation cephalosporins:
|Drug Name ( View by: Brand | Generic )||Reviews||Ratings|
|cefadroxil systemic (Pro, More...)
|cephalexin systemic (Pro, More...)
|cefazolin systemic (Pro, More...)
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