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Second generation cephalosporins

What are Second 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.

Second generation cephalosporins followed the first generation cephalosporins.

List of Second generation cephalosporins:

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loracarbef systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
cefotetan systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
cefuroxime systemic (Pro, More...)
69 reviews
cefprozil systemic (Pro, More...)
22 reviews
cefaclor systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
cefoxitin systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews