What is cefamandole?

Cefamandole is no longer available in the United States.

Cefamandole, known also by its brand name Mandol, is a prescription medication used to treat a number of infections caused by specific strains of microorganisms that are susceptible to cefamandole. Some of these infections include urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, bone and joint infections, infections of the peritoneum, and infections of the blood. Because cefamandole only works on certain strains of microorganisms, it effectiveness will depend upon which microorganism is causing the infection. Cefamandole is also sometimes administered before and after surgeries to prevent pre-operative and post-operative infections. It is administered either by injection into a large muscle of the body or administered intravenously.

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