Friday, September 4, 2015

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL (INCEF)

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL (INCEF)

Cefpodoxime is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body, is manufactured and marketed by Asian Pharmaceuticals under name of incef in Nepal.
Cefpodoxime is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.
Cefpodoxime may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of cefpodoxime?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • unusual bleeding or bruising;
  • cough, wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine
Indications and dosages
 Acute community-acquired pneumonia caused by Haemophilus influenzae or Streptococcus pneumoniae Adults and children ages 13 and older200 mg P.O. q 12 hours for 14 days
 Acute bacterial or chronic bronchitis Adults and children ages 13 and older200 mg P.O. q 12 hours for 10 days
 Uncomplicated gonorrhea; rectal gonococcal infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae Adults: 200 mg P.O. as a single dose
 Uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilisand Staphylococcussaprophyticus Adults: 100 mg P.O. q 12 hours for 7 days
 Skin and soft-tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes Adults and children ages 13 and older400 mg P.O. q 12 hours for 7 to 14 days
 Acute otitis media caused by H. influenzae, S. pneumoniaeand Moraxella catarrhalis Children ages 5 months to 12 years: 5 mg/kg P.O. q 12 hours (maximum of 200 mg/dose) or 10 mg/kg q 24 hours (maximum of 400mg/dose) for 10 days
 Tonsillitis and pharyngitis caused by S. pyogenes Adults and children ages 13 and older100 mg P.O. q 12 hours for 5 to 10 days Children ages 2 months to 12 years: 5 mg/kg P.O. q 12 hours for 5 to 10 days

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