Cefonicid | definition of cefonicid by Medical dictionary
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a semisynthetic, second-generation, β-lactamase
effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; used as the sodium salt.
cefonicid /ce·fon·i·cid/ (sĕ-fon´ĭ-sid) a semisynthetic, second-generation, β–resistant cephalosporin effective against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; used as the sodium salt.
a second generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
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24) Geissler and coworkers found no significant difference in the rate of infection in minor gunshot wounds between patients who received 1 gm of intramuscular cefonicid
in the emergency room vs.
IV therapy consisted of 1 g cefonicid
(Monocid) every 12 hours, 1500 mg cefuroxime (Zinacef) every 8 hours, or 1 g amoxicillin/clavulanate every 8 hours.
In the other study, 1 g of cefonicid
was administered every 24 hours until the chest tube was removed, usually before 5 days (33).