Faropenem Sodium

Synonyms: ALP-201; Faropenem sódico; Faropénem Sodique; Fropenem Sodium; Furopenem; Natrii Faropenemum; SUN-5555; SY-5555; Wy-49605; YM-044. Sodium (+)-(5R,6S)-6-[(1R)-1-hydroxyethyl]-7-oxo-3-[(2R)-tetrahydro-2-furyl]-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-ene-2-carboxylate.
Cyrillic synonym: Натрий Фаропенем.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C12H14NaNO5S = 307.3.
CAS — 106560-14-9 (faropenem); 141702-36-5 (faropenem medoxomil); 122547-49-3 (faropenem sodium).


Jpn includes the hemipentahydrate.

💊 Profile

Faropenem is a penem antibacterial that is given orally as the sodium salt for the treatment of susceptible infections. Faropenem medoxomil (USAN) (Bay-56-6854) is being investigated for the treatment of respiratory-tract infections and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections. NOTE. Faropenem medoxomil has also been referred to as faropenem daloxate although such use of the term daloxate is not in keeping with INN nomenclature conventions.
1. Critchley IA, et al. Activities of faropenem, an oral β-lactam, against recent US isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2002; 46: 550–5
2. von Eiff C, et al. Comparative in vitro activity of faropenem against staphylococci. J Antimicrob Chemother 2002; 50: 277–80
3. Milatovic D, et al. In vitro activity of faropenem against 5460 clinical bacterial isolates from Europe. J Antimicrob Chemother 2002; 50: 293–9
4. Wexler HM, et al. In vitro activities of faropenem against 579 strains of anaerobic bacteria. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2002; 46: 3669–75
5. Jones ME, et al. Activity of faropenem, a new furanem, against European respiratory pathogens collected during 2000-2001: a comparison with other beta-lactam agents. J Antimicrob Chemother 2003; 51: 196–9
6. Gettig JP, et al. Faropenem medoxomil. Ann Pharmacother 2008; 42: 80–90.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Jpn: Farom.
Published February 11, 2019.