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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(6R,7R)-7-([(Z)-2-(2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)-5-hydroxy-5-oxopent-2-enoyl]amino) -8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
CAS number 97519-39-6
ATC code J01DD14
PubChem 5282242
DrugBank DB01415
ChemSpider 4445419
Chemical data
Formula C 15H14N4O6S2  
Mol. mass 410.427 g.mol-1
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Ceftibuten is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is an orally-administered agent, with 2 dosage forms, capsule or oral suspension. It is marketed by Shionogi USA under the trade name Cedax.

It is active against Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Escherichia coli (K. pneumoniae, K. oxytoca), Proteus vulgaris, P. mirabils, P. providence, Salmonella sp., Shigella sp., Enterobacter sp. and Streptococcus sp.


Clinical use


Ceftibuten is used to treat acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), acute bacterial otitis media, pharyngitis, and tonsilitis. It is also indicated for pneumonia, infections of the urinary tract, enteritis and gastroenteritis.

Adverse reactions

In studies made in 3,000 patients ceftibuten was well tolerated. Most frequent reactions were gastrointestinal and nauseas.


Ceftibuten is available as capsules containing 400 mg, and a powder for oral suspension containing 90 mg per 5 ml.

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