Retorin Suspension

Retorin Suspension

Manufacturer:

SM Pharmaceuticals

Distributor:

SM Pharmaceuticals
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Erythromycin ethylsuccinate
Indications/Uses
GUT infection, pneumonia, diphteria, erythrasma, gonorrhoea, Legionnaires' disease, listeria infection, pertussis, pharyngitis, upper & lower resp tract infection, skin & soft tissue infection & syphilis. Prophylaxis in rheumatic fever.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Antibacterial 400 mg every 6 hr. Max: 4 g daily. Disseminated gonorrhoea 800 mg every 6 hr for 7 days. Legionnaires' disease 800-1,600 mg every 6 hr. Continuous prophylaxis of Strep infections in patient w/ history of rheumatic heart disease &/or chorea 400 mg every 12 hr. Syphilis 800 mg every 6 hr for 15 days in early syphilis or 30 days in late syphilis. Paed Antibacterial 7.5-12.5 mg/kg every 6 hr or 15-25 mg/kg every 12 hr.
Special Precautions
History of cardiac arrhythmias or QT prolongation; hearing loss. Prolonged or repeated therapy. Concomitant use w/ terfenadine. Hepatic impairment. Pregnancy & lactation.
Drug Interactions
Increased serum theophylline levels. Elevated digoxin serum levels. Increased anticoagulant effects w/ oral anticoagulants. Acute ergot toxicity w/ ergotamine or dihydroergotamine. Decreased clearance of triazolam & midazolam. Rhabdomyolysis w/ lovastatin. Elevated serum w/ CYP450-metabolized drugs eg, carbamazepine, alfentanil, disopyramide, lovastatin, bromocriptine, cyclosporine, hexobarbital & phenytoin. Antagonized effects of chloramphenicol & lincomycins. Interfered bactericidal effect of penicillins. Concomitant use w/ hepatotoxic or ototoxic drugs.
MIMS Class
Macrolides
ATC Classification
J01FA01 - erythromycin ; Belongs to the class of macrolides. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Retorin powd for oral susp 200 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
(vanilla flavour) 60 mL x 1's
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