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Cefoxitin is a semisynthetic, broad-spectrum second-generation cephalosporin with antibacterial activity. The activity of cefoxitin results in the weakening of the bacterial cell wall and causes cell lysis. Cefoxitin acts by interfering with cell wall synthesis. Its activity spectrum includes a broad range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria including anaerobes.
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Hazard Statements: H317
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280g-P363-P321-P333+P313-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.