cephapirin

cephapirin

 [sef″ah-pi´rin]
a semisynthetic first-generation cephalosporinantibiotic effective against a wide variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; used as the sodium salt.

cephapirin

/ceph·a·pi·rin/ (sef″ah-pi´rin) a semisynthetic analogue of the natural antibiotic cephalosporin C, effective against a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria; used as the sodium salt.

cephapirin

[sef′əprin]
a parenteral first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by cephapirin-susceptible strains of a wide variety of microorganisms that cause septicemia, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin.
contraindication Known sensitivity to cephalosporin antibiotics prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse reactions are neutropenia, leukopenia, anemia, bone marrow depression, and allergic reactions.

cephapirin

a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic, resistant to β-lactamase. Most commonly used as an intramammary infusion in cows.
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The effect of a single administration of cephapirin or cloprostenol on the reproductive performance of dairy cows with subclinical endometritis.
The uterus was infused and flushed with 5 liters of Normal saline and 19 g of Cephapirin benzathineb intra uterine suspension was infused in the uterus.
The 2012 order allows some exceptions such as no limits on the use of cephapirin, an older drug not believed by FDA officials to contribute significantly to antimicrobial resistance.
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Determination of penicillin G, ampicillin, amoxicillin, cloxacilin and cephapirin by high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray mass spectrometry.
Limited-spectrum cephalosporins, including cefazolin and cephapirin, are "excellent" against anaerobic streptococci and group B streptococci, making them inexpensive options for treating mastitis.
The method uses a gold electrode to detect the sulfur atoms of antibiotics such as ampicillin and cephapirin.
Use of Cephapirin in cows with endometritis, 3-6 weeks before breeding has been shown to improve fertility (McDougall, 2001).