Meiact

Meiact Indications/Uses

cefditoren

Manufacturer:

Meiji Seika Pharma

Distributor:

DKSH

Marketer:

Medreich
Full Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
MEIACT (cefditoren pivoxil) is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate infections in adults and adolescents (12 years of age or older) which are caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms in the conditions listed below.
Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae (including β-lactamase-producing strains), Haemophilus parainfluenzae (including β-lactamase producing strains), Streptococcus pneumoniae (penicillin-susceptible strains only), or Moraxella catarrhalis (including β-lactamase-producing strains).
Community-acquired pneumonia caused by Haemophilus influenzae (including β-lactamase-producing strains), Haemophilus parainfluenzae (including β-lactamase-producing strains), Streptococcus pneumoniae (penicillin-susceptible strains only), or Moraxella catarrhalis (including β-lactamase producing strains).
Pharyngitis/tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Note: MEIACT is effective in the eradication of Streptococcus pyogenes from the oropharynx. MEIACT has not been studied for the prevention of rheumatic fever following Streptococcus pyogenes pharyngitis/tonsillitis. Only intramuscular penicillin has been demonstrated to be effective for the prevention of rheumatic fever.
Uncomplicated skin and skin-structure infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (including β-lactamase-producing strains) or Streptococcus pyogenes.
To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of MEIACT and other antibacterial drugs, MEIACT should be used only to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. When culture and susceptibility information are available, they should be considered in selecting or modifying antibacterial therapy. In the absence of such data, local epidemiology and susceptibility patterns may contribute to the empiric selection of therapy.
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