General Spectrum of Activity
Broad gram negative coverage including Pseudomonas, generally used for nosocomial infections including post-neurosurgical meningitis, or other infections based on susceptibilities.
Notable lack of gram positive activity versus other cephalosporins.
Medication cost calculated per day (24 hours) of therapy for the average adult dose (70kg) of 1g IV q8h.
Antimicrobial class: 3rd generation Cephalosporin
Pregnancy category: B
Average serum half life: 2 hours
Urine penetration: Therapeutic
Lung penetration: Therapeutic
CSF penetration: Therapeutic
Biliary penetration: Moderate