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Pediatric annals

Cefprozil.


PMID 8464648

Abstract

Cefprozil is a new, orally bioavailable, cephalosporin with significant activity against the bacteria commonly associated with upper and lower respiratory tract infection, and skin and soft tissue infections. Its absorption and elimination dynamics suggest once- or twice-daily dosing. The low-rate of gastrointestinal and dermatologic side effects associated with cefprozil administration suggest that it may have a significant role in the management of patients with these infections. Children with pharyngitis or urinary tract infection are more appropriately treated with antibiotics having a narrower spectrum of activity. With a variety of newer cephalosporins being marketed in the early 1990s, it will be important for the clinician to examine the data from ongoing comparative clinical trials to determine which antibiotic is best for a patient with a specific infection and whether the added cost justifies its use.