Next generation cephalosporins
What are Next 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.
Next generation cephalosporins will be the next lot of cephalosporins made, after the fourth generation cephalosporins.
List of Next generation cephalosporins:
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