General Spectrum of Activity
Drug of choice for MSSA infections, except for CNS involvement.
Skin and soft tissue infection (e.g. cellulitis).
Susceptible Staphylococcal, Streptococcal and gram negative infections.
Generally very well tolerated. Adverse events possible but uncommonly reported.
No major interactions.
Cost per day based on dose of 2g IV q8h.
Antimicrobial class: 1st Generation Cephalosporin
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 2 hours
Urine penetration: Therapeutic
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
CSF penetration: Poor
Biliary penetration: Therapeutic