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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

(6R,7R)-7-[2-(2-Amino-4-tiazolyl)glyoxylamido]-3-(mercaptometyl)-8-oxo-5-tia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid, 72-(Z)-(O-metyloxime), 2-furoate (ester)

Foreign Names

  • Ceftiofurum (Latin)
  • Ceftiofur (German)
  • Ceftiofur (French)
  • Ceftiofur (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Ceftiocyl (veterinary use)
    Vetoquinol Ireland, Ireland
  • Ceftiosan (veterinary use)
    Alfasan, Netherlands; Alfasan International, Belgium
  • Cevaxel (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Germany; Ceva, Netherlands; Ceva Sante Animale, Ireland; Ceva Sante Animale, Poland
  • Eficur (veterinary use)
    Laboratorios Hipra, Ireland
  • Excede (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, New Zealand; Zoetis, United States; Zoetis Australia, Australia
  • Excenel (veterinary use)
    Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands; Zoetis, Ireland; Zoetis, South Africa
  • Excenel RTU (veterinary use)
    D-Vett, Netherlands; Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands
  • Naxcel (veterinary use)
    Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands; Pfizer GmbH Tiergesundheit, Germany; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, Italy; Zoetis Belgium, Austria; Zoetis, Finland; Zoetis, United Kingdom
  • Naxcel Bovins (veterinary use)
    Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Naxcel Porcs (veterinary use)
    Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Naxcel Rind (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, Switzerland
  • Naxcel Schwein (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, Switzerland
  • Naxcell (veterinary use)
    Pfizer, Poland
  • Readycef (veterinary use)
    Laboratorios Calier, Netherlands
  • Truleva Flow (veterinary use)
    Continental, United Kingdom
  • Virbacef (veterinary use)
    Virbac, United Kingdom
  • Actionis (veterinary use)
    Laboratorios SYVA, Italy; Laboratorios SYVA, Netherlands; Laboratorios SYVA, S.A., United Kingdom
  • Alfacef (veterinary use)
    Alfasan, Ireland
  • Cefaguard (veterinary use)
    Virbac, New Zealand
  • Cefanil (veterinary use)
    Merial, New Zealand
  • Cefavex (veterinary use)
    SP Veterinaria, United Kingdom; SP Veterinaria, Ireland
  • Cefenil (veterinary use)
    Norbrook Laboratories, Austria; Norbrook Laboratories, Belgium; Bayer, Germany
  • Cefenil RTU (veterinary use)
    Bayer, Germany; Norbrook, Italy; Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland
  • Cefokel (veterinary use)
    Kela, United Kingdom; Kela, Ireland; Veyx, Germany
  • Ceftiocyl (veterinary use)
    Vetochas, Germany; Vetoquinol, Switzerland; Vetoquinol, France; Vetoquinol, Italy; Vetoquinol, Sweden; Vetoquinol, Belgium; Vetoquinol Österreich, Austria; Vetoquinol UK Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Ceftiofur (veterinary use)
    Bioptive, Germany
  • Ceftiomax (veterinary use)
    Calier, Italy; Calier Polska, Poland
  • Ceftiosan (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Alfasan, United Kingdom; Alfasan, Italy
  • Cemay (veterinary use)
    aniMedica, Germany; Axience, France; Chemifarma, Italy; Laboratorios Maymo, Ireland
  • Cevaxel (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Belgium; Ceva, Italy; Ceva Santé Animale, Austria
  • Cevaxel-RTU (veterinary use)
    Ceva Santé Animale, France
  • Curacef Duo (Ceftiofur and Ketoprofen (veterinary use))
    Virbac S.A., Ireland
  • Eficur (veterinary use)
    Hipra, Belgium; Hipra, France; Hipra, Netherlands; Hipra Italia, Italy; Laboratorios Hipra, Austria; Laboratorios Hipra SA, United Kingdom; Regulix, Switzerland
  • Excenel (veterinary use)
    Pfizer, Austria; Pfizer Animal Health, United Kingdom; WDT, Germany; Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, Germany; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, Italy; Zoetis, New Zealand; Zoetis, United States; Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Excenel RTU (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States; Zoetis Australia, Australia
  • Excenel RTU EZ (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Readycef (veterinary use)
    Laboratorios Calier, Belgium; Laboratorios Calier, SA, United Kingdom; Virbac, Germany; Virbac, France
  • Spectramast DC (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Spectramast LC (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Truleva RTU (veterinary use)
    Pfizer Animal Health, Italy; Zoetis, France
  • Calefur (veterinary use)
    Caledonian Holdings, New Zealand; Caledonian Holdings Distribution, Australia
  • Cefenil (veterinary use)
    Bayer Santé Animale, France; Norbrook, Italy; Norbrook, Netherlands; Norbrook Laboratories, Belgium; Norbrook Laboratories, United Kingdom; VetMedic, Finland; Norbrook Laboratories, Ireland; Ufamed, Switzerland
  • Ceftiofur Hospira (veterinary use)
    Hospira, United States
  • Ceftiofur N-Vet (veterinary use)
    N-vet, Sweden
  • Ceftiofur Sodium Cephazone (veterinary use)
    Cephazone, United States
  • Cevaxel (veterinary use)
    Ceva, Belgium; Ceva, Italy; Ceva Animal Health, United Kingdom; Ceva Santé Animale, France
  • Excenel (veterinary use)
    Orion Pharma Animal Health, Sweden; Pfizer, Israel; Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, Germany; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, United Kingdom; Zoetis, Italy; Zoetis, New Zealand; Zoetis Australia, Australia; Zoetis Belgium, Belgium
  • Naxcel (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, United States
  • Norocef (veterinary use)
    Norbrook, New Zealand; Norbrook Laboratories Australia, Australia
  • Wondercef (veterinary use)
    Fatro, Italy


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

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