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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

3-(4-Carbamoylpyridylmetyl)-8-oxo-7-[alpha-(tien-2-yl)acetamido]-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid

Foreign Names

  • Cefalonium (Latin)
  • Cefalonium (German)
  • CĂ©falonium (French)
  • Cefalonio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cefalonium (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Cephalonium (IS)
  • Lilly 41071 (IS)
  • Cefalonium (PH: BP vet. 2015)

Brand Names

  • Bovicef
    Zoetis, Ireland
  • Cefamaster (veterinary use)
    Merial, New Zealand
  • Cepravin (veterinary use)
    Essex Tierarznei, Poland; Intervet, United Kingdom; Intervet Ireland, Ireland; MSD Animal Health, Italy; Intervet SA MSD, South Africa
  • Cepravin Dry Cow (veterinary use)
    MSD, New Zealand
  • Kepravine (veterinary use)
    Intervet, United Kingdom
  • Cepha Forte (veterinary use)
    Bayer New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Cepravin (veterinary use)
    Intervet, Austria; Intervet, Belgium; Intervet, Netherlands; MSD Animal Health, Australia; MSD Santé Animale Intervet, France
  • Cepravin Dry Cow (veterinary use)
    MSD, Germany
  • Maxalac (veterinary use)
    Jurox, Australia


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Prop.INNProposed International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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