This medication is a first generation cephalosporin antibiotic, prescribed for certain types of bacterial infections such as pneumonia, ear, urinary tract and skin infections. It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.
Oral- Adult- The recommended dose range is 250mg to 4gm/day, in divided doses.
Child-Oral/IM/IV- The recommended dose range is 25 to 100mg/kg/day, in divided dose.
It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider, into the vein or into the large muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, diabetes or history of intestinal problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Take full course of treatment as directed by your physician.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.
• Most common :
Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
• Allergic Reactions : Skin rash, shortness of breath, itching and hives.
• Blood : Eosinophilia and decrease in white blood cells.
• Miscellaneous : Unusual bleeding, bruising, unpleasant taste, sore throat and vaginal infection.
Avoid excess dosage.
Capsule- Store it in room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Store the liquid in room temperature and do not freeze it.
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