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[Cefditoren pivoxil: A new oral cephalosporin for skin, soft tissue and respiratory tract infections].

Abstract
Cefditoren pivoxil, a new-third generation cephalosporin antibiotic that has recently been granted approval in Spain, shows important activity over a large part of the pathogens causing skin, soft tissue and respiratory tract infections, including Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. Cefditoren has also been shown to be stable against hydrolysis by many common beta-lactamases. Data from in vitro studies and clinical trials show this antibiotic as an oral formulation with an intrinsic activity against Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pneumoniae equivalent to that of other third-generation cephalosporins administered via parenteral, like cefotaxime or ceftriaxone, thereby placing its maximal benefits mainly in the treatment of ambulatory infections. This paper reviews the main characteristics of cefditoren pivoxil (spectrum of activity, chemical structure, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects and clinical efficacy) and attempts to find its place in current antibiotic therapeutics.
AuthorsJ Hernández-Martin, E Romá, M Salavert, L Doménech, J L Poveda
JournalRevista española de quimioterapia : publicación oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia (Rev Esp Quimioter) Vol. 19 Issue 3 Pg. 231-46 (Sep 2006) ISSN: 0214-3429 [Print] Spain
Vernacular TitleCefditoren pivoxilo: una nueva cefalosporina oral para infecciones de vias respiratorias y de piel y tejidos blandos.
PMID17099791 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Cephalosporins
  • cefditoren pivoxil
Topics
  • Administration, Oral
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents (pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Cephalosporins (pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use)
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Humans
  • Respiratory Tract Infections (drug therapy)
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious (drug therapy)
  • Soft Tissue Infections (drug therapy)

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