From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.
(CC) Image: David E. Volk
IUPAC name: see chemistry section
Formula: C

 Uses: antibiotic drug

 Properties: beta-lactam

 Hazards: see drug interactions

Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
C16H16N4O8S 55268-75-2

Cefuroxime is a beta-lactamase restistant, broad-spectrum antibiotic medication within the cephalosporin class of antibiotics.


The IUPAC name for cefuroxime is (6R,7R)-3-(carbamoyloxymethyl)-7-[[(2E)-2-furan-2-yl-2-methoxyiminoacetyl]amino]-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid. It has chemical formula C16H16N4O8S and molecular mass 424.3850. It antibacterial action is due to the presence of a beta-lactam, which reacts with bacterial cell wall proteins.

Synonyms and Brand Names

Cefuroxime is also called cefuroxim, cefuroximo and cefuroximum. It is sold under many brand names, including:

  • Ancef
  • Biofuroksym
  • Cedax
  • Cefizox
  • Cefobid
  • Cefotan
  • Ceftin
  • Cefurax
  • Cefuril
  • Cefzil

  • Cepazine
  • Cephuroxime
  • Duricef
  • Elobact
  • Kefurox
  • Kefzol
  • Kerurox
  • Mandol
  • Maxipime

  • Mefoxin
  • Monocid
  • Oraxim
  • Rocephin
  • Sharox
  • Velosef
  • Zinacef
  • Zinat
  • Zinnat


The most up-to-date information about Cefuroxime and other drugs can be found at the following sites.