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Cefizox® (ceftizoxime for injection, USP) is a sterile, semisynthetic, broad-spectrum, betalactamase resistant cephalosporin antibiotic for parenteral (IV, IM) administration. It is the sodium salt of [6R-[6a,7B(Z)]]-7-[(2,3-dihydro-2-imino-4-thiazolyl) (methoxyimino)acetyl]amino]- 8-oxo-5-thia-i-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid. Its sodium content is approximately 60 mg (2.6 mEq) per gram of ceftizoxime activity.
It has the following molecular formula: C13H12N5NaO5S2 and its molecular weight is 405.38.
Ceftizoxime for injection, USP is a white to pale yellow crystalline powder. Cefizox (ceftizoxime) is supplied in vials equivalent to 500 mg, 1 gram or 2 grams of ceftizoxime, and in Piggyback Vials for IV admixture equivalent to 1 gram or 2 grams of ceftizoxime.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Cefizox Information
- Cefizox Drug Interactions Center: ceftizoxime inj
- Cefizox Side Effects Center
- Cefizox FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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