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Cephamycins

Cephamycins are a group of beta-lactam antibiotics. They are very similar to cephalosporins, and the cephamycins are sometimes classified as cephalosporins.Like cephalosporins, cephamycins are based upon the cephem nucleus.Cephamycins were originally produced by Streptomyces, but synthetic ones have been produced as well.Cephamycins possess a methoxy group at the 7-alpha position.

Cephamycins include:

ptr Cefoxitin :Cefoxitin is a cephamycin antibiotic developed by Merck & Co., Inc., often grouped with the second-generation cephalosporins. It is also known as Mefoxin Cefoxitin is a cephamycin antibiotic developed by Merck & Co., Inc., often grouped with the second-generation cephalosporins.

It is also known as MefoxinMefoxin

 

ptr Cefmetazole : Cefmetazole is a cephalosporin.

Side Effects - The N-methyl-thiotetrazole side chain causes many bleeding problems and disulfaram-like reactions with substances such as alcohol.

Cefmetazole