Ceftin Tablets, Oral Suspension Dosage

Generic name: cefuroxime axetil
Dosage form: tablets, powder for oral suspension

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NOTE: CEFTIN TABLETS AND CEFTIN FOR ORAL SUSPENSION ARE NOT BIOEQUIVALENT AND ARE NOT SUBSTITUTABLE ON A MILLIGRAM-PER-MILLIGRAM BASIS (SEE CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY).

Table 7. CEFTIN Tablets

(May be administered without regard to meals.)

Population/Infection

Dosage

Duration (days)

Adolescents and Adults (13 years and older)

Pharyngitis/tonsillitis

250 mg b.i.d.

10

Acute bacterial maxillary sinusitis

250 mg b.i.d.

10

Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis

250 or 500 mg b.i.d.

10a

Secondary bacterial infections of acute bronchitis

250 or 500 mg b.i.d.

5-10

Uncomplicated skin and skin-structure infections

250 or 500 mg b.i.d.

10

Uncomplicated urinary tract infections

250 mg b.i.d.

7-10

Uncomplicated gonorrhea

1,000 mg once

single dose

Early Lyme disease

500 mg b.i.d.

20

Pediatric Patients (who can swallow tablets whole)

Acute otitis media

250 mg b.i.d.

10

Acute bacterial maxillary sinusitis

250 mg b.i.d.

10

a  The safety and effectiveness of CEFTIN administered for less than 10 days in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis have not been established.

CEFTIN for Oral Suspension

CEFTIN for Oral Suspension may be administered to pediatric patients ranging in age from 3 months to 12 years, according to dosages in Table 8:

Table 8. CEFTIN for Oral Suspension

(Must be administered with food. Shake well each time before using.)

Population/Infection

Dosage

Daily Maximum Dose

Duration (days)

Pediatric Patients (3 months to 12 years)

Pharyngitis/tonsillitis

20 mg/kg/day divided b.i.d.

500 mg

10

Acute otitis media

30 mg/kg/day divided b.i.d.

1,000 mg

10

Acute bacterial maxillary sinusitis

30 mg/kg/day divided b.i.d.

1,000 mg

10

Impetigo

30 mg/kg/day divided b.i.d.

1,000 mg

10

Patients With Renal Failure

The safety and efficacy of cefuroxime axetil in patients with renal failure have not been established. Since cefuroxime is renally eliminated, its half-life will be prolonged in patients with renal failure.

Directions for Mixing CEFTIN for Oral Suspension

Prepare a suspension at the time of dispensing as follows:

1.
Shake the bottle to loosen the powder.
2.
Remove the cap.
3.
Add the total amount of water for reconstitution (see Table 9) and replace the cap.
4.
Invert the bottle and vigorously rock the bottle from side to side so that water rises through the powder.
5.
Once the sound of the powder against the bottle disappears, turn the bottle upright and vigorously shake it in a diagonal direction.
Table 9. Amount of Water Required for Reconstitution of Labeled Volumes of CEFTIN for Oral Suspension

CEFTIN for Oral Suspension

Labeled Volume After Reconstitution

Amount of Water Required

for Reconstitution

125 mg/5 mL

100 mL

37 mL

250 mg/5 mL

50 mL

19 mL

100 mL

35 mL

 

NOTE: SHAKE THE ORAL SUSPENSION WELL BEFORE EACH USE. Replace cap securely after each opening. Store the reconstituted suspension between 2° and 8°C (36° and 46°F) (in a refrigerator). DISCARD AFTER 10 DAYS.

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