Comparison of ceftizoxime with cefamandole in the treatment of pneumonia

S. B. Kalish, J. P. Phair, E. Matthews, E. Metzger

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In a randomized prospective study 21 patients with pneumonia were treated with either ceftizoxime (14 patients) or cefamandole (7 patients). Thirteen patients (93%) treated with ceftizoxime had a successful outcome; nine (64%) were cured, four (29%) improved and one (7%) patient failed to respond to treatment. All seven patients (100%) treated with cefamandole were cured. Only minimal toxicity occurred with either agent. Therapeutic responses can be obtained with parenteral administration of ceftizoxime every 12 hours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)697-701
Number of pages5
JournalDrugs under Experimental and Clinical Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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