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Generic Names
  • Azlocilina [INN-Spanish]
  • Azlocillin sodium salt
  • Azlocilline [INN-French]
  • Azlocillinum [INN-Latin]
Trade Names
  • Azlin
  • Bayer Brand of Azlocillin
  • Securopen
Brand Mixture Names

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A semisynthetic ampicillin-derived acylureido penicillin.

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For the treatment of infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and Haemophilus influenzae.

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Other Vocabularies

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Pharmacology, Interactions, and Contraindications

Mechanism of Action

By binding to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, azlocillin inhibits the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins; it is possible that azlocillin interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.

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Azlocillin, similar to mezlocillin and piperacillin, is an acylampicillin with an extended spectrum of activity and greater in vitro potency than the carboxy penicillins. Azlocillin demonstrates antibacterial activity against a broad spectrum of bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and, in contrast to most cephalosporins, exhibits activity against enterococci.

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Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination & Toxicity


Eliminated predominantly by renal mechanisms, but also undergoes biotransformation within body tissues and intraintestinal degradation by bowel bacteria, with high concentrations found in bile.

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Protein Binding

20 to 46% bound to plasma proteins

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Not significantly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.

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Mean elimination half-life is 1.3 to 1.5 hours. Longer in neonates, and 2 to 6 hours in patients with renal impairment.

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Chemical Properties

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Genes that are associated with this drug in PharmGKB's database based on (1) variant annotations, (2) literature review, (3) pathways or (4) information automatically retrieved from DrugBank, depending on the "evidence" and "source" listed below.

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Drug Interactions

Interaction Description
demeclocycline - azlocillin Possible antagonism of action (source: Drug Bank )
doxycycline - azlocillin Possible antagonism of action (source: Drug Bank )
ethinyl estradiol - azlocillin This anti-infectious agent could decrease the effect of the oral contraceptive (source: Drug Bank )
minocycline - azlocillin Possible antagonism of action (source: Drug Bank )
tetracycline - azlocillin Possible antagonism of action (source: Drug Bank )
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