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A broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic, C15H14N4O6S2, used primarily to treat ear and respiratory infections.

[cef(a)- + t(h)i(azole) + buten(e).]
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Because National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS)-approved breakpoints are lacking for the six other cephalosporins examined in this study (cefpodoxime, cefixime, ceftibuten, cefprozil, cefaclor, and loracarbef), rates of resistance were not determined for these drugs.
DENVER--Acute sinusitis symptoms and quality of life improved equally well in 11 patients treated with the third-generation cephalosporin ceftibuten and in 20 patients given the less expensive antibiotics amoxicillin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, Dr.