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Name: hetacillin
PubChem Compound ID: 10500546
Molecular formula: C19H23N3O4S
Molecular weight: 389.47 g/mol
Name: hetacillin
Name (isomeric): DB00739
Drug Type: small molecule
Brand: Hetacillin potassium, Versapen-k, Versapen
Category: Anti-Bacterial Agents, Penicillins
CAS number: 3511-16-8
Indication: Hetacillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic prodrug used to treat bacterial infections. In the body it gets converted to ampicillin.
Hetacillin is a penicillin beta-lactam antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible, usually gram-positive, organisms. The name "penicillin" can either refer to several variants of penicillin available, or to the group of antibiotics derived from the penicillins. Hetacillin has in vitro activity against gram-positi...
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Mechanism of Action:
Hetacillin is a semisynthetic penicillin prodrug which itself has no antibacterial activity, but is converted in the body to ampicillin and has actions and uses similar to those of ampicillin. Hetacillin is prepared by reacting ampicillin with acetone. Ampicillin rapidly decomposes because of the intramolecular attack of the side chain amino group ...
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Biotransformation: Hydrolyzed to active ampicillin via esterases
Affected organisms: Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria
Drug interaction:
Ethinyl EstradiolThis anti-infectious agent could decrease the effect of the oral contraceptive
DoxycyclinePossible antagonism of action
DemeclocyclinePossible antagonism of action
MinocyclinePossible antagonism of action
TetracyclinePossible antagonism of action