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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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pneumoniae plasmids [34]; [bla.sub.MIR-1] confers resistance to penicillins and broad-spectrum cephalosporins, including cefoxitin and ceftibuten, but not to cefepime, cefpirome, meropenem, or imipenem.
(2000): Spectrum of antibiogram against pathogens related to respiratory infarction with special reference to ceftibuten. Journal of Indian Medical Association.
He received incision and drainage, intravenous clindamycin for 3 days, and a 10 days course of oral ceftibuten. Culture of the abscess revealed K.
(17) Amoxicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate and ceftibuten have been evaluated in separate clinical trials, but none has been clearly shown to have significant advantage over any other.
Not included in the table are cefixime and ceftibuten because these agents are not satisfactorily effective against penicillin-nonsusceptible S.
Third-generation agents include cefixime and ceftibuten. They are good for gram-negative organisms but not as good for gram-positive bacteria, Dr.
The newest cephalosporin, ceftibuten, has an extended half-life allowing once-a-day dosing.
([double dagger]) Per 10% increase in cephalosporin prescribing during the previous year; includes cefaclor, cefadroxil, cefdinir, cefditoren pivoxil, cefixime, cefpodoxime proxetil, cefprozil, ceftibuten, cefuroxime axetil, cephalexin, cephradine, and loracarbef.
Possible switch to oral therapy (Cef xime Ceftibuten) Ceftriaxone RECOMMENDATION: first choice treatment.