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Antimicrobial Name: Cefixime (Suprax)
CAS Number: 79350-37-1
Type of Antibiotic: Cephalosporins->Third Generation
Origin: Semi-synthetic
Functional Category: Antibiotic
Molecular Weight: 453.452
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.
Chemical Formula:

C16H15N5O7S2

Solubility:

55.1 µg/ml in water

Melting point:

218-225°C

Comments:

Cefixime (Suprax) is an oral third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat gonorrhea, tonsilitis,and pharyngitis.