Increased bioavailability when given w/ a high-fat meal.
May induce positive direct Comb's test. False-positive urine glucose results may occur when using Clinitest®, Benedict's or Fehling's soln. False negative result may occur in ferricyanide test.
Description: Cefditoren binds to 1 or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibit the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell wall, thus inhibiting biosynthesis and arresting cell wall assembly resulting in bacterial cell death. Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: Absorbed from the GI tract. Increased bioavailability when given w/ a high-fat meal. Bioavailability: Approx 14% (fasting state). Time to peak plasma concentration: 1.5-3 hr. Distribution: Volume of distribution: 9.3±1.6 L. Plasma protein binding: 88% (primarily to albumin). Metabolism: Not appreciably metabolised. Hydrolysed by esterases to cefditoren (active component) and pivalate. Excretion: Mainly via urine by glomerular filtration and tubular secretion. Plasma half-life: Approx 1.6 hr.
J01DD16 - cefditoren ; Belongs to the class of third-generation cephalosporins. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
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