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In the US, Cefmetazole is a member of the drug class second generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Cesarean Section, Hysterectomy and Surgical Prophylaxis.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

(6R,7R)-7-[2-[(Cyanometyl)tio]acetamido]-7-metoxy-3-[[(1-metyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)tio]metyl]-8-oxo-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid

Foreign Names

  • Cefmetazolum (Latin)
  • Cefmetazol (German)
  • CefmĂ©tazole (French)
  • Cefmetazol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Cefmetazole (OS: USAN)
  • CS 1170 (IS: Sankyo)
  • SKF 83088 (IS: SmithklineFr)
  • U 72791 (IS: Upjohn)
  • Cefmetazole (PH: USP 38)
  • Cefmetazole Sodium (OS: USAN, JAN)
  • U 72791 A (IS: Upjohn)
  • Cefmetazole Sodium (PH: JP XVI, USP 38)

Brand Names

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ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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