Cefixime 400 mg. 5 tablets
Cefixime be given to children over 6 months of age for the treatment of infections caused by organisms susceptible to cefixime.
Cefixime 400 mg. 5 tablets
What is cefixime is and what it is used
This medicine is an antibiotic from the group of beta-lactams, a third generation cephalosporin - a group similar to penicillins.
Cefixime be given to children over 6 months of age for the treatment of infections caused by organisms susceptible to cefixime:
acute infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract, including. pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute bronchitis, acute & chronic bronchitis, pneumonia (for continuation of therapy after initial treatment with parenteral antibiotic);
acute and chronic sinusitis;
acute otitis media;
urinary tract infections: cystitis, tsistouretrit, uncomplicated pyelonephritis;
uncomplicated gonorrhea (cervical / urethral).
2 What you should know before using cefixime
Do not take cefixime
if you are allergic to cefixime or any of the other ingredients of this medicine listed in section 6 or antibiotic of cephalosporin.
Warnings and Precautions
Tell your doctor if you have a hypersensitivity to penicillins and / or cephalosporins. In such cases, attention is necessary in the first administration.
In every manifestation of allergy during treatment immediately stop treatment and inform your doctor.
If you are allergic to other beta-lactam antibiotics is possible to allergic to cefixime.
Occurrence of diarrhea during treatment with cefixime and even several weeks after discontinuation of it can be a symptom of pseudomembranous colitis (life-threatening). If it becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus, stop taking cefixime . Do not take medicines that stop or slow down bowel and contact your doctor.
Cephalosporins prolong prothrombin time, which is why it need not be monitored during treatment.
If you have kidney failure, tell your doctor, who may adjust the daily dose.
In children under 6 months of age use of cefixime is not recommended.
Other drugs and cefixime
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines.
Tell your doctor if you are taking probenecid (for gout) karbamazepi (anticonvulsant), antibiotics, aminoglycoside (gentamicin, amikacin).
If you are a urinalysis to determine acetone or sugar, as well as conducting antiglobulin test (Coombs test) necessarily tell your doctor and laboratory. Use of cefixime may lead to false positive results.
Cefixime with food, beverages and alcohol
Cefixime can be taken without regard to food and drink.
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Not recommended for use cefixime during pregnancy and lactation. Application of the product during pregnancy and lactation can only be done in a rigorous assessment by the doctor and under close supervision only in case of extreme necessity.
Driving and using machines
cefixime not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
3 How to take cefixime 400 mg film-coated tablets
Always take cefixime as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose for adults is 400 mg (1 tablet) daily. The daily dose can be administered once or divided into two equal accepts 200 mg (1/2 tablet) every 12 hours. Children over 12 years old (or weighing more than 50 kg) receive adult dosage.
The treatment time is generally 7-14 days depending on the severity of the infection.
Streptococcal infections are to be treated at least 10 days.
Cefixime Actavis may be taken with or without food.
Patients with renal insufficiency:
When the value of creatinine clearance is greater than 20 ml / min, there is no need to change dosage. With creatinine clearance below 20 ml / min, including patients on hemodialysis should be given half the standard dose - 200 mg in a single dose.
Patients with hepatic impairment:
It is not necessary to adjust the dosage.
If you take more than the amount of cefixime
If you take more than you should, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Treatment takes place in a health facility.
If you forget to take cefixime
In case of failure of the intake, the next dose should be taken as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, the missed dose should be skipped and the treatment should continue the established pattern. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Do not stop taking your medicine without consulting a doctor. Do not stop taking cefixime , just because you feel better as the infection may deem to reappear.
4 Adverse reactions
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Adverse reactions are ranked by frequency.
Uncommon (between 1 and 10 in every 1000 patients may receive them): headache or dizziness, diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, loss of appetite, abdominal distention with flatulence, nausea, vomiting.
Rare (between 1 and 10 in every 10,000 patients may receive them): hypersensitivity reactions - skin rashes, urticaria, fever and itching, transient increase in liver enzymes and alkaline phosphatase, itching in the genital area, vaginal irritation , fungal infections.
Rare (less than 1 in 10,000 patients may obtain them): temporary reduction in the number of blood platelets, which increases the risk of bleeding or bruising, reduction in the number of white blood cells, which increases the possibility of occurrence of infections, reduced number of eosinophils in the blood (a type of blood cell), prolonged prothrombin time (bleeding), pseudomembranous colitis (life-threatening condition occurring with severe and persistent diarrhea, straining, blood and mucus in the stool), transient increase in blood urea and / or creatinine levels (indicators of kidney function), erythema multiforme (skin bubbles) syndrome Steven Johnson (a serious illness accompanied by blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals ) and serum sickness-like reactions (with fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes).
5 How to store cefixime 400 mg film-coated tablets
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use cefixime 400 mg tablets after the expiry date stated on the pack.
Do not store above 25 ° C.
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
contents cefixime 400 mg tablets?
Full list of active and excipients
The active substance is:
Cefixime 400 mg as cefixime trihydrate in a tablet.
Other ingredients are:
Core: microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, silica colloidal anhydrous, calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, magnesium stearate.
Film-coating: Opadry white (hypromellose, titanium dioxide, macrogol 400).
looks cefixime 400 mg tablets and contents of the pack?
This medicine is available as tablets.
White to off-white film-coated tablets with a modified rectangular shape with partially-scored on both sides.
5, 7, 10, 14, 20 tablets in a package.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.