AXETIN. 500 mg. 10 tablets
AXETIN. 500 mg. 10 tablets
AXETIN WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
AXETIN is an antibiotic. It belongs to the class of antibiotics known as cephalosporins. These types of antibiotics are similar to penicillins. Cefuroxime axetil kills bacteria and can be used against various types of infections.
Like all antibiotic cefuroxime axetil is only effective against some types of bacteria. Therefore, it is suitable only for the treatment of certain types of infections. Cefuroxime axetil may be used for treatment of:
ear infections (otitis media), the nose (sinusitis) and infections of the throat (pharyngitis, tonsillitis);
chest infections such as bronchitis;
infections of the bladder;
infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (such as boils, impetigo - infection of the skin);
Lyme disease, early stage (from a tick bite) and for the prevention of late complications in adults and children over 12 years of age.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE AXETIN
Do not take AXETIN
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to cefuroxime axetil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (see "Further information");
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any other antibiotic of cephalosporin group;
if you had a severe allergic reaction to any antibiotic from the penicillin group.
Not all people who are allergic to penicillins are also allergic to cephalosporins.
However, you should not take this medicine if you have had a severe allergic reaction to any antibiotic penicillin. This is because you may be allergic also to this medicine.
If you are unsure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take special care with AXETIN
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to penicillins, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine;
If you have severe and persistent diarrhea while taking or after taking cefuroxime axetil - consult your doctor and take medicines for diarrhea that inhibit peristalsis;
If you have any complaints from the abdomen such as vomiting and diarrhea. It is possible that an insufficient amount cefuroximaxetil be absorbed by the body and your doctor can recommend cefuroxime for injection;
If you have a fever and superior patient some time after the use of cefuroxime axetil in the treatment of Lyme disease (this is a symptom of a complication known as a reaction Jarisch Herxheimer);
If you are taking medicines that reduce stomach acidity. It is possible that an insufficient amount Aksetin be absorbed into the body (see "Taking other medicines");
Some children with mild to moderate hearing loss during treatment with cefuroxime;
The course Aksetin may temporarily increase the chance of infection caused by other types of microorganisms. For example, can occur candidiasis.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if any of the above applies to you.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
In some cases, the drugs may affect the way in which other drugs. This is the case when Aksetin be used together with:
Drugs that reduce stomach acidity (medicines in acids);
Certain other drugs for the prevention or control of infections (antibiotics) such as tetracyclines, macrolides, chloramphenicol, aminoglycosides;
Probenecid (a medicine used to treat gout and other diseases). Administration of this drug Aksetin may lead to higher and persistent levels of cefuroxime in the blood and in the bile;
Tablets or injections drainage (diuretics);
Certain medicines for fungal infections (amphotericin B);
Some tests, such as tests for determining the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood or urine;
Some tests, such as tests for determining some substances in your blood (test Coombs).
Taking axetil with food and drink
Take this medicine after meals. This is because it helps the medicine to be absorbed into the body.
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant! Although it is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn child, it will be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed;
If you are breastfeeding! This medicine should not be given to women who are breastfeeding. This is because small amounts of it pass into breast milk.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Cefuroxime axetil tablets will not affect the ability to drive and use machines.
3. HOW TO APPLY AXETIN
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The dose your doctor has appointed depends on the type of infection and how severe the infection. Your doctor will tell you that.
The tablets should be taken after meals, as it enhances absorption of cefuroxime axetil in the body.
The recommended dosages are provided below. However, your doctor may order a different dose than those below. If this applies to you, discuss it with your doctor if you have not already done so.
The usual doses are:
Adults and children over 12 years:
In infections of the upper respiratory tract, such as tonsillitis, otitis media, sinusitis, pharyngitis, and 1 tablet of 250 mg or Aksetin 500 mg twice daily for 5-10 days.
Infections of the lower respiratory tract such as bronchitis and pneumonia: 1 tablet Aksetin 500 mg twice daily for 5-10 days.
Infections of the urinary bladder: 125 mg or 250 mg of cefuroxime axetil twice daily for 5-10 days.
In skin infections: 1 tablet of 250 mg or Aksetin 500 mg twice daily for 5-10 dnpati daily for 5-10 days.
For the treatment of Lyme disease in the early stages: 1 tablet Aksetin 500 mg twice daily for 20 days.
Children aged between 5 and 12 years:
Under the conditions listed above, 125 mg or 250 mg of cefuroxime axetil twice daily for 5-10 days.
In acute otitis media: 1 tablet Aksetin 250 mg twice daily for 5-10 days.
In children under 5 years of age is recommended to use containing cefuroxime suspension.
There is no experience with the use of cefuroxime axetil in children under 3 months of age.
If you take more dose AXETIN
If you take more than the required dose of the medicine, consult your doctor or go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. Take the medicine with you in the carton so that staff know exactly what you have taken. Overdose with Aksetin can lead to seizures.
If you forget to take AXETIN
If you miss a dose of this medicine at the right time, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking AXETIN
It is important to make a course of treatment assigned by your doctor. You may begin to feel better, but it is important not to stop use of this medicine unless your doctor advises you otherwise, your condition may get worse again.
If you stop taking this medicine
It is important to take this medicine until you finish. Appointments course. You should not stop taking your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop too soon, the infection may return again. If the person being treated still feels ill at the end of the designated course of treatment or feels worse during treatment, tell your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Severe allergic reactions to this medicine are very rare (affecting less than 1 in 10 000 persons) or rare (affecting less than 1 in 1000 people). They may include:
(high temperature) fever;
swelling of eyelids, face or lips;
severe skin rashes that may be in the form of bubbles, and can affect the eye, mouth, throat and genitals;
Loss of consciousness (fainting);
severe diarrhea or if you notice blood in your stools mediated diarrheal.
Each of these reactions requires emergency medical intervention. If you think you have any of these types of effects, stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor or the emergency department at your nearest hospital.
Common side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10 people) include:
Fever and feeling unwell shortly after taking cefuroxime axetil for treatment of a Lyme disease (reaction of Jarisch-Herxheimer);
Stomach problems: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting;
Skin rash with or without severe itching and lumps (hives);
Renal and urinary problems: if you are informed that your kidneys do not work very well may be changes in renal function (higher levels of creatinine and urea).
Uncommon side effects (affecting less than 1 in 100) include:
Nervous system disorders: headache, dizziness;
Kidneys and urinary tract: blood in urine, fever and pain in the hip area (acute interstitial nephritis).
Rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 1000 people) include:
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: disorders of blood cells (such as decreased hemoglobin levels); reduction in the number of different cells in the blood (leukopenia, neutropenia), increases in some types of white blood cells (eosinophilia), reduction of the number of small cells which are necessary for blood clotting. This may lead to easy bleeding or bruising;
Immune system disorders: allergic reactions with fever, swollen joints, muscle pain, skin rash;
Liver and bile ducts: changes in blood tests that check how your liver (AST, ALT, LDH, bilirubin: temporary increase);
General: drug fever.
Very rare side effects (affecting less than 1 in 10,000 people) include:
Blood and lymphatic system disorders: anemia (type of anemia caused by destruction of red blood cells);
Nervous system: restlessness, nervousness, confusion;
Liver and bile ducts: yellow skin or eyes (jaundice);
Skin and subcutaneous tissue: skin rash with irregular red (moist) patches (eritemamultiferme).
Some tests for determining some substances in your blood may show different results while taking cefuroxime axetil (test Coombs).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE AXETIN
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not store above 30 ° C. Store in original container.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the carton and label. The expiration date is the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What does AXETIN
The active substance is cefuroxime (cefuroxime) as cefuroxime axetil.
Other ingredients are: microcrystalline cellulose, 105, silica, colloidal anhydrous, croscarmellose sodium, sodium lauryl sulfate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.
AXETIN looks like and contents of pack
Cefuroxime axetil tablets are film-coated tablets.
Aksetin 250 mg: white, capsule-shaped tablets, scored unilaterally.
Aksetin 500 mg: white, capsule-shaped tablets, scored unilaterally.
Aksetin 250 mg and 500 mg tablets are available in cartons with blister (s), containing 10, 20, 30 and 50 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.