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Cefoxitin is a cephamycin antibiotic often grouped with the second−generation cephalosporins. It is also known as Mefoxin.
Additional recommended knowledge
Cefoxitin acts by interfering with cell wall synthesis. Its activity spectrum includes a broad range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria including anaerobes. It is inactive in vitro to most strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and enterococci and many strains of Enterobacter cloacae. Staphlococci resistant to methicillin/oxacillin should be considered resistant to cefoxitin. 
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