Zoltax/Zoltax Injection

Zoltax/Zoltax Injection

cefuroxime

Manufacturer:

Lloyd

Distributor:

Natrapharm
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Cefuroxime (tab: axetil; inj: Na)
Indications/Uses
Treatment of infections caused by susceptible organisms eg, bone & joint infections, bronchitis, gonorrhea, meningitis, otitis media, peritonitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, skin & soft tissue infections, UTI & for surgical infection prophylaxis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Zoltax Adult Uncomplicated UTI 125 mg bid. Resp tract infections 250-500 mg bid. Pneumonia or acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis 1.5 g bid or 750 mg parenteral dose bid followed by 500 mg tab bid. Lyme disease 500 mg bid for 20 days. Uncomplicated gonorrhea Single 1 g oral dose & 1 g probenecid. Zoltax Injection Usual dose: 750 mg to 1.5 g 8 hrly for 5-10 days. Uncomplicated UTI & pneumonia, skin & skin structure infection, disseminated gonococcal infection 750 mg 8 hrly. Severe or complicated infections, bone & joint infections 1.5 g 8 hrly. Bacterial meningitis Dose should not be >3 g 8 hrly. Pre-op prophylaxis 1.5 g dose IV before surgery or at anesth induction (then 12 hrly for a total of 6 g).
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Drug Interactions
Probenecid, oral estrogen/progesterone contraceptives.
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
Zoltax FC tab 500 mg
Packing/Price
48's (P2,625.6/pack)
Form
Zoltax Injection powd for inj 750 mg
Packing/Price
1's (P289.6/vial)
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