Brand Names:
Naxcel, Excede

Drug Type: Antibiotic

Ceftiofur (Naxcel, Excede)

Ceftiofur (Naxcel, Excede) is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections caused by Escherichia coli. The drug contains the sodium salt of ceftiofur which is a broad spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic active against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria including β-lactamase-producing strains. Like other cephalosporins, ceftiofur is bactericidal in vitro, resulting from inhibition of cell wall synthesis.

Egg Withdrawal Period: This drug is not approved for use in hens which are producing eggs intended for human consumption.
10-20 mg/kg IM q3-5 days (Excede) | 10-50 mg/kg IM q4-12h (Naxcel)