Cephalosporin

Cephalosporins are a class of broad spectrum β-lactam antibiotics originally derived from the fungus Acremonium, which was previously known as "Cephalosporium"

The mechanism of action of cephalosporins is the same as penicillins. They interfere with bacterial cell wall synthesis.

Cephalosporins are antibiotics used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infections, bone infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections and meningitis.

Examples of cephalosporins include:


Common Side Effects

Taking a cephalosporin may lead to the following side effects:
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Thrush (white fungus in the mouth), yeast infection, or other fungal infection
  • Blood abnormalities
  • Rash or itching

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