Pharmacokinetics of cefapirin in patients with normal and impaired renal functions.

The pharmacokinetics of 3-hydroxymethyl-7-[2-(4-pyridyl-thio)acetamido]-2-cephem-2-carboxylic acid acetate (cefapirin) was evaluated after 1.0 g i.m. to 14 patients with different glomerular and tubular functions. Peaks in normal renal function ranged between 9--17 micrograms/ml and was 3--4 times higher in patients with glomerular filtration rates below 30… CONTINUE READING