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Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylic acid
CAS number 61-72-3
ATC code J01CF02
PubChem 6098
DrugBank APRD00882
Chemical data
Formula C19H18ClN3O5S 
Mol. mass 435.882 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 37 to 90%
Protein binding 95%
Metabolism  ?
Half life 30 minutes to 1 hour
Excretion Renal and biliary
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
Routes Oral, IM

Cloxacillin is a semisynthetic antibiotic in the same class as penicillin. It is sold under a number of trade names, including Cloxapen and Orbenin. Cloxacillin is used against staphylococci that produce beta-lactamase.

This drug has a weaker antibacterial activity than benzylpencillin, and is devoid of serious toxicity except for allergic reactions.

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