Rucef

Rucef

cefuroxime

Manufacturer:

Lloyd

Distributor:

Solvang
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cefuroxime axetil
Indications/Uses
Susceptible infections including bone & joint infections, bronchitis, gonorrhea, otitis media, peritonitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, skin & soft tissue infections, & UTI.
Dosage/Direction for Use
FC tab Adult Resp tract infections 250-500 mg bid. Uncomplicated UTI 250 mg daily. Oral susp Childn >2 yr Otitis media 250 mg bid or 15 mg/kg bid; >3 mth 125 mg bid or 10 mg/kg bid. Max: 250 mg daily.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to cefuroxime or other cephalosporins.
Special Precautions
Penicillin-sensitive patients. History of allergy. False +ve result in Coombs' test. False -ve result in ferricyanide test. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Skin rashes, urticaria, eosinophilia, fever, serum sickness-like reactions, anaphylaxis.
Drug Interactions
Lower bioavailability w/ drugs that reduces gastric acidity. Lower estrogen reabsorption & reduced efficacy of combined OCs. Reduced clearance w/ probenecid.
MIMS Class
Cephalosporins
ATC Classification
J01DC02 - cefuroxime ; Belongs to the class of second-generation cephalosporins. Used in the systemic treatment of infections.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Rucef FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
40's (P2,150/box)
Form
Rucef granules for oral susp 125 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
50 mL x 1's (P307.65/bottle)
Form
Rucef granules for oral susp 250 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
50 mL x 1's (P435.75/bottle)
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