This medication is an antibiotic, prescribed for moderate to severe infections like abdomen, skin, diabetic foot, community acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections, prophylaxis of surgical-site infection following elective colorectal surgery. It kills sensitive bacteria.
Allergic to penicillins or cephalosporins, or local anesthetics.
Adults: IV/IM- 1g/day for 7 to 14 days. Children: 15 mg/kg twice daily.
It is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic.
• Long-term or repeated use of this medication may cause a second infection.
• Monitor kidney function, liver function, and complete blood cell counts while using this medication.
• Caution needed for pregnant women, children less than 3 months, and elderly.
Infused vein complication, pain, redness, extravasation(accidental administration of the drug in the surrounding tissues), inflammation or blood clot in veins, swelling, indurations, and warmth.
♦ • Body as a whole: Abdominal distention, pain, chills, septicemia, septic shock, dehydration, gout, uneasiness, necrosis, candidiasis, weight loss, facial edema, flank pain, incoordination, muscle weakness, syncope and severe allergic reactions.
• Heart: Chest pain, high or low blood pressure, fast heart rate.
• Central Nervous System: Headache, altered mental status, sleeplessness, dizziness, anxiety, weakness/fatigue, seizure, movement disorder, hallucinations, tremor.
• Skin: Diaper dermatitis (rash in the thighs and buttocks of infants), rash.
• Eye and ENT: Inflammation and viral infection of nasopharynx.
• Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, acid regurgitation, inflammation and infection of the large intestine, small intestine obstruction, abdominal abscess.
• Genitourinary: Urinary tract infection, vaginal inflammation.
• Respiratory: Cough, difficulty in breathing, pneumonia, upper respiratory tract infection, respiratory distress.
• Miscellaneous: Anemia, viral infections.
Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed treatment period is finished.
It is usually handled and stored by a health care provider.
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