Cephalosporins Sentence Examples
There is no convincing evidence to suggest that the second- and third-generation cephalosporins are more efficacious than the first-generation cephalosporins in this indication.
Oral amoxicillin or cephalosporins are often administered first in treating milder cases of pneumococcal pneumonia in children younger than age five, though they are not used in newborns.
These include penicillin, ampicillin, and amoxicillin; sulfisoxazole or sulfamethoxazole; trimethoprim; nitrofurantoin; cephalosporins; or fluoroquinolones.
People who have been allergic to cephalosporins are likely to be allergic to penicillins.
Cephalosporins and the closely related cephamycins and carbapenems, like the penicillins, contain a beta-lactam chemical structure.Advertisement
Cephalosporins are the usually preferred agents for surgical prophylaxis.
The fluoroquinolones, which are based on the older group, are broad-spectrum bactericidal drugs that are chemically unrelated to the penicillins or the cephalosporins.
Hypersensitivity to penicillins may be common, and cross allergenicity with cephalosporins has been reported.
Several cephalosporins and related compounds have been associated with seizures.
Cephalosporins are classed as category B during pregnancy.Advertisement