Definition: A semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic which can be administered intravenously or by suppository. The drug is highly resistant to a broad spectrum of beta-lactamases and is active against a wide range of both aerobic and anaerobic gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. It has few side effects and is reported to be safe and effective in aged patients and in patients with hematologic disorders.
Other names Ceftizoxime Sodium; Sodium, Ceftizoxime; Salt, Ceftizoxime Monosodium; SKF88373; SKF 88373; SK&F 883732; SK&F 88373 2; Monosodium Salt, Ceftizoxime; FR13749; FR 13749; FK 749; Yamanouchi Brand of Ceftizoxime Sodium; SKF-88373; SK&F 88373-2; GlaxoSmithKline Brand of Cetizoxime Sodium; Fujiwasa Brand of Cetizoxime Sodium; FR-13749; FK749; Ceftizoxime Monosodium Salt; Cefizox
cefpodoxime proxetil [ CS 807,Doxef,U-76,252,cephalosporin 807,1-(isopropoxycarbonyloxy)ethyl-7-(2-(2-amino-4-thiazolyl)-2-(methoxyimino)acetamido)-3-methoxymethyl-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo(4,2,0)-oct-2-ene-2-carboxylate,CS-807,U 76252,Vantin ] structure given in first source; prodrug for cefpodoxime