Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 262–267 | Cite as

Pharmacokinetics and tissue concentrations of cefuroxime

  • T. B. Vree
  • Y. A. Hekster
Antibiotics in Gynaecology and Obstetrics


Cefuroxime is well-absorbed and distributed over the human body. This review gives a general summary of published information on tissue concentrations of cefuroxime after an intravenous or intramuscular dose of 750 or 1,500 mg of cefuroxime. Tissue concentrations are given for blister fluid, meninges, eyes, respiratory tract, sputum and bronchi, abdominal and urogenital tract, uterine, ovarian and fallopian tube tissue, myometrium, membranes, placenta, puruloid and healthy human milk, bile, prostate, hip and knee bone. Pharmacokinetics are reviewed in patients with impaired kidney function and in pregnancy.


Body fluids Cefuroxime Pharmacokinetics Tissue distribution 


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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. B. Vree
    • 1
  • Y. A. Hekster
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PharmacyUniversity HospitalHB Nijmegenthe Netherlands

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