Actimed Cefuroxime

Actimed Cefuroxime

cefuroxime

Manufacturer:

Brawn Labs

Distributor:

Actimed

Marketer:

Ambica
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cefuroxime
Indications/Uses
Susceptible infections; bone & joint, skin & soft tissue infections; bronchitis (& other lower resp tract infections), gonorrhea, meningitis, otitis media, peritonitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, UTI. Surgical infection prophylaxis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Uncomplicated UTI 125 mg bid. Resp tract infections 250-500 mg bid. Childn >3 mth 125 mg bid or 10 mg/kg bid. Max: 250 mg daily. Childn >2 yr w/ otitis media 250 mg bid or 15 mg/kg bid. Max: 500 mg daily. Adult w/ pneumonia or acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis 1.5 g bid or 750 mg bid respectively in parenteral route followed by oral cefuroxime 500 mg bid in each case. Lyme disease Adult 500 mg bid for 20 days. Uncomplicated gonorrhea 1 g as single dose. May be given w/ probenecid 1 g in each case.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Patients w/ renal impairment. Monitor renal & hematological status especially during prolonged & high dose therapy. Consider diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis in patients who develop serious diarrhea during or after therapy. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances including diarrhea, nausea & vomiting. Rarely erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome & toxic epidermal necrolysis. Mild to moderate hearing loss (in childn treated for meningitis).
Drug Interactions
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
J01DC02 - cefuroxime ; Belongs to the class of second-generation cephalosporins. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Actimed Cefuroxime FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
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