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Antimicrobial Name: Cefoxitin (Mefoxin)
CAS Number: 35607-66-0
Type of Antibiotic: Cephalosporins->Second Generation
Origin: Semi-synthetic
Functional Category: Antibiotic
Molecular Weight: 427.454
Mechanism of Action: The bactericidal action of cefoxitin results from inhibition of cell wall synthesis.
Chemical Formula:



1024 µg/ml in water

Melting point:

166 °C

Resistance Genes:

bl1_cmy2-Class C beta-lactamase. This enzyme breaks the beta-lactam antibiotic ring open and deactivates the molecule’s antibacterial properites.


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