Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 7432-S; Cedax; Cepifran; Isocef; SCH 39720; Seftem

Latest Information Update: 11 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Shionogi
  • Developer Pernix Therapeutics Holdings
  • Class Antibacterials; Cephalosporins; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cell wall inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Bacterial infections; Otorhinolaryngological infections; Respiratory tract infections

Most Recent Events

  • 25 Mar 2010 Pernix Therapeutics Holdings acquires ceftibuten from Shionogi
  • 31 Aug 2004 Biovail has terminated its sub-licensing and manufacturing agreements for ceftibuten in USA
  • 31 Aug 2004 Ceftibuten has been licensed to Shionogi in USA and Puerto Rico
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