This medication is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for susceptible infections. It stops or slows the growth of bacterial cells.
Adult: PO- Susceptible infections- The recommended dose is 1-2 g/day in divided doses. Up to 6 g/day in more serious infections.
Prophylaxis against recurrent UTI- The recommended dose is 125 mg/day at night.
It comes as a capsule, tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation), blood clotting problems, kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may reduce platelet counts, avoid injury or bruising.
• Hypersensitivity :
Skin rashes, hives, fever, itching and facial swelling.
• Miscellaneous : Genital and anal itching, vaginal infection/inflammation, vaginal discharge, dizziness, fatigue, headache, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, joint pain and joint disorder.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may lead to secondary infectiond.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container.
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