CEFUROXIME AXETIL Ritemed 500 milligrams
Generic Name: CEFUROXIME AXETIL
Brand Name: Ritemed
Dosage Strength: 500 milligrams
Dosage Form: Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
- For the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible microorganisms:
- Upper respiratory tract infections including:
- Acute sinusitis
- Acute otitis media
- Acute tonsillopharyngitis
Lower respiratory tract infections including:
- Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis
- Secondary bacterial infections of acute bronchitis
- Uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections including furunculosis, pyoderma and impetigo
- Uncomplicated urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis
- Uncomplicated gonorrhea
- Early Lyme disease (erythema migrans)
- Step down treatment for infections due to susceptible organisms, initially given antimicrobial therapy, particularly parenteral cefuroxime
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
- Cefalexin is administered orally.
- Usual Adult Dose: 250 mg every 6 hours (Maximum Dose: 4 g/day)
- Hypersensitivity to Cefuroxime or any ingredient in the product
(Precautions) Hypersensitivity to penicillins. Consider diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in patients who develop diarrhea. Discontinue use if seizure develops. History of GI disease particularly colitis. Monitor prothrombin time. Transient Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. Porphyria; renal & hepatic impairment. Overgrowth of nonsusceptible organism (prolonged or repeated use). May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Elderly.
(Adverse Reactions) Dermatologic/hypersensitivity reactions, GI, hematologic, nervous system, musculoskeletal, genitourinary, hepatic, resp & CV effects; Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, mild to severe hearing loss, increased or decreased serum glucose conc, lockjaw-type reactions & viral illness.
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