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In the US, Ceftibuten (ceftibuten systemic) is a member of the drug class third generation cephalosporins and is used to treat Bladder Infection, Bronchitis, Otitis Media, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Strep Throat and Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antibacterial: Cephalosporin

Chemical Name

5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid, 7-[[2-(2-amino-4-tiazolyl)-4-carboxy-1-oxo-2-butenyl]-amino]-8-oxo-, [6R-[6α,7β(Z)]]-

Foreign Names

  • Ceftibutenum (Latin)
  • Ceftibuten (German)
  • Ceftibutene (French)
  • Ceftibuteno (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Caedax
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Greece
  • Cedax
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Spain; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Slovakia; MSD, Switzerland; MSD, Sweden; MSD Italia, Italy; MSD Polska, Poland; Pernix Therapeutics, United States; S.I.F.I., Serbia; Schering-Plough, Ecuador; Schering-Plough, Mexico; Schering-Plough, Turkey; Shionogi, United States; SIFI, Bulgaria; SIFI, Georgia
  • Isocef
    Recordati, Italy
  • Seftem
    Shionogi, Taiwan
  • Wincef
    Celtis, Turkey
  • Cedax
    Merck Sharp & Dohme, Hong Kong; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck Sharp & Dohme, Malaysia; Merck Sharp & Dohme Pharmaceuticals, Russian Federation; MSD, Netherlands; MSD, Thailand; MSD Pharma, Hungary; Schering-Plough, Bangladesh; Schering-Plough, Venezuela
  • Cedax Baby (pediatric)
    MSD Pharma, Hungary
    MSD Chibropharm, Germany
  • KEIMAX forte
    MSD SHARP & DOHME, Germany
  • Procadax
    Fulford, India
  • Seftem
    Shionogi Seiyaku, Japan


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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