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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(6R,7R)-7-([(Z)-2-(2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)-5-hydroxy-5-oxopent-2-enoyl]amino) -8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
CAS number 97519-39-6
ATC code  ?
PubChem 5282242
Chemical data
Formula C15H14N4O6S2 
Mol. mass 410.427 g.mol-1
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Therapeutic considerations
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Ceftibuten is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is an orally-administered agent, with 2 dosage forms, capsule or oral suspension. It is marketed by Shionogi USA under the trade name Cedax®


Clinical use

Main article: Cephalosporin


Ceftibuten is used to treat acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), acute bacterial otitis media, pharyngitis, and tonsilitis.


Ceftibuten is available as capsules containing 400 mg, and a powder for oral suspension containing 90 mg per 5 ml.

See also

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