Otitis media & lower resp tract infections caused by Strep pneumoniae, H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, S. aureus, UTI, upper resp tract, skin & skin structure infections, gonococcal urethritis.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 250 mg 8 hrly. Severe infections or those caused by less susceptible organisms Dosage may be doubled. Max daily dose: 4 g. Childn 20 mg/kg/day in divided dose, 8 hrly. More serious infections, otitis media, infections caused by less susceptible organisms 40 mg/kg/day. Max daily dose: 1 g.
May be taken with or without food.
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins.
Penicillin-sensitive patients. Superinfection. Impaired renal function. Pregnancy, lactation. History of GI disease.
Allergic reactions. GI side effects. Rarely, pseudomembranous colitis, eosinophilia, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.