Cefoxitin sodium

  1. CAS No.: 35607-66-0
  2. Chemical formula: C16H17N3O7S2
  3. Molecular weight: 427.45

Detailed Description

Cefoxitin is a second-generation cephamycin antibiotic developed by Merck & Co., Inc. from Cephamycin C in the year following its discovery, 1972. It was synthesized in order to create an antibiotic with a broader spectrum.

Mechanism of Action

Cefoxitin is used to treat: Skin infections, primarily due to Staphylococcus Urinary tract infections Bronchitis Tonsillitis Ear infections Bacterial pneumonia Sepsis Bone and joint infections Abdominal infections and abscesses Perineum injuries Pelvic inflammatory disease Gonorrhea Infections caused by susceptible bacteria mentioned earlier

Storage conditions

Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers.