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Systematic (IUPAC) name
5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
CAS number 34444-01-4
42540-40-9 (nafate)
ATC code J01DC03
PubChem 456255
Chemical data
Formula C18H18N6O5S2 
Mol. mass 462.505 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Protein binding 75%
Metabolism  ?
Half life 48 minutes
Excretion Mostly renal, as unchanged drug
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status

POM(UK) Discontinued (US)

Routes Intramuscular, intravenous

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Cefamandole is no longer available in the United States.

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