A monocyclic beta-lactam antibiotic originally isolated from chromobacterium violaceum. It is resistant to beta-lactamases and is used in gram-negative infections, especially of the meninges, bladder, and kidneys. It may cause a superinfection with gram-positive organisms.

Pharmacological action: monobactams.

Chemical name: Propanoic acid, 2-(((1-(2-amino-4-thiazolyl)-2-((2-methyl-4-oxo-1-sulfo-3-azetidinyl)amino)-2-oxoethylidene)amino)oxy)-2-methyl-, (2S-(2alpha,3beta(Z)))-

(12 Dec 1998)

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