Scientific Name: Cefixime
Brand Name: Suprax
Company Owner: Lederle laboratories div american cyanamid co, Lupin pharmaceuticals inc, Lupin ltd
Mechanism Of Action Like all beta-lactam antibiotics, cefixime binds to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, causing the inhibition of the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins; it is possible that cefixime interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.
Description of the Drug: Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin used to treat susceptible Gram negative and Gram positive bacterial infections.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00671