Potent β-lactamase-resistant antibiotic of cephalosporin class. Active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, including Gram-negative anaerobes. Inhibits cell wall synthesis.
1, 5 g in Glass bottle
Cefotaxim inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls. As a result, bacteria lyse due to cell wall autolytic enzymes.
Packaged under inert gas
Broad spectrum third generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
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Toxicity: Harmful (C)
Following reconstitution, aliquot and freeze (-20°C). Stock solutions are stable for up to 3 months at -20°C.