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Cefotetan



Cefotetan
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(7S)-7-{[4-(1-amino-3-hydroxy-1,3-dioxopropan-2-ylidene)
1,3-dithietane-2-carbonyl]amino}-7-methoxy-
3-[(1-methyltetrazol-5-yl)sulfanylmethyl]-8-oxo-
5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
Identifiers
CAS number 69712-56-7
ATC code J01DC05
PubChem 50614
Chemical data
Formula C17H17N7O8S4 
Mol. mass 575.623 g/mol
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Cefotetan is an injectable antibiotic of the cephamycin type for prophylaxis and treatment of bacterial infections. It is often grouped together with second-generation cephalosporins and has a similar antibacterial spectrum, but with additional anti-anaerobe converage.

Additional recommended knowledge

Cefotetan was developed by Yamanouchi. It is marketed outside Japan by AstraZeneca with the brand names Apatef and Cefotan.

 
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