Ceftin is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporin antibiotics

Uses Ceftin

Ceftin is an antibiotic which belongs to the group of cephalosporin antibiotics. Its work is about fighting bacterium in human’s body. Ceftin is administrated for treating bacterial infections, and can be prescribed in both mild and complicated cases.

Ceftin

Ceftin

Brand(s): Ceftin

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline

Clinico-pharmacological group:

Cephalosporin antibiotic

Composition, structure and packing:

Tablets, white, film-coated

Basic ingredient:

Cefuroxime

Other ingredients:

Each tablet contains inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, propylene glycol, propyl paraben, sodium, titanium dioxide.

The composition of the coating film:

Titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, talc, sucrose.

Dosage

Taking Ceftin without consulting a doctor might lead to complication of the decease and negative body reactions. Do not start the therapy without prescription and instruction of the specialist in order to avoid overdose and allergic reactions.

The recommended dose for patients older than 13 years old is ranging from 250 mg to 500 mg per day. The dose for pediatric patients is 250 mg daily. The dose must be measured by doctor according to indications and type of decease.

  • The name of infection Dosage
  • For patients older than 13y.o.
  • Bacterial rhinosinusitis 250 mg per day
  • Chronic and acute bronchitis 250-500 mg per day
  • Moderate pharyngitis 250 mg per day
  • Mild skin bacterial infections 250-500 mg per day
  • Mild gonorrhea 1000 mg once
  • For patients younger than 13y.o.
  • Bacterial otitis 200 mg per day
  • The dosage for children from 3 months to 12 is usually measured as 20-30 mg/kg.

In all cases the dose should be prescribed and measured by the physician. It can be changed during the therapy if it is necessary according to the patient’s state and other health problems. Stick to the directed regimen so as not to worsen your condition and for reaching positive results. Do not stop the therapy unless you are told to do so. Usually the treatment course is stopped after 5-10 days.

Keep the medication at the warm place at normal temperature.

If you skip the dose, take it as soon as you recall it. Using double doses will not better your state and may lead to the overdose.

Overdose

Call for an emergency help if you suspect taking too much of the medicine. The symptoms of overdose may include convulsions and encephalopathy.

Side effects

During the supervision of therapy, it was noticed that most of the patients, who were not able to continue the treatment, stopped taking Ceftin due to intestine and stomach problems. They included:

• Diarrhea

• Vomiting

• Nausea

In some cases, it was caused by increasing the directed dose.

Other possible signs of side effects are:

• Allergy

• Headaches

• Fatigue

• Feeling thirsty

• Chills

• Rush

Due to the fact that Ceftin is often used in combined therapy, the test results may be caused by other medicines or factors. Should you experience one of the symptoms or other negative body reactions, get medical help.

Indications for use

Ceftin is indicated to adult and pediatric patients with age from 3 months for treating infections caused by bacteria. As other medications, it must be used very carefully and under the doctor’s supervision. All of the antibiotics might have their impacts on the human’s body. Ceftin is not used as an antiviral medication for fighting such deceases as cold, flu, etc. Do not take the antibiotic to treat other complaints unless you doctor tells you to do so.

Contraindications

Make sure you are not allergic to cefuroxime, other antibiotics of its group or inactive ingredients containing in the medicine. In addition, warn your specialist your medical history and inform him about other deceases you have ever had such as liver and kidney failure, intestine and stomach problems, diabetes. Tell the doctor whether you have ever experienced allergy for eating products or various liquids.

If you have to pass some sugar lab tests, do not forget to warn other doctors of taking Ceftin, since it may cause incorrect results.

If you have any of problems which might complicate your treatment with Ceftin, you may need to have the dose measured by doctor to avoid worsening of the state. The medicine is unexpected to be harmful for fetus that is why it can be prescribed to pregnant women. However, do not start taking the medicine without warning your doctor in case you are breastfeeding. Ask the specialist to inform you about the list of other preparations which interact with Ceftin.

Where to buy

You can Ceftine at the pharmacy using a prescription or order it online. Some pharmacies offer discounts and delivering to your home or place of work.