Cefixime

Composition:

Each 5ml Contains after reconstitution:
Cefixime as Trihydrate U.S.P…………… 100 mg

Indications:

Cefixime is an orally active Cephalosporin antibiotic, which has marked in vitro bactericidal activity against wide range of Gram positive and Gram negative organisms. It is indicated for the treatment of the acute infection caused by susceptible micro organisms. Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), Otitis media, Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Lower Respiratory tract infection (LRTI) Bronchitis, Urinary tract infection (UTI), Cystitis, Cystourethritis, Uncomplicated pyelonephritis and uncomplicated gonorrhea (Cervical/Urethral, rectal and pharyngeal).

Dosage and Administration:
Adults:

Once Cefixime is reconstituted, the recommended dose of the suspension is 400 mg daily. For the treatment of uncomplicated cervical/urethral gonococcal infections, a single oral dose of 400 mg is recommended.

Children:

The recommended dose is 8 mg/kg/day of the suspension. This may be administered as a single daily dose or may be given in two divided doses, as 4 mg/kg every 12 hours.
PEDIATRIC DOSAGE CHART
Patient Weight (Kg) Dose/Day (mg) Dose/Day (ml) Dose/Day tsp of suspension
6.25 50 2.5 ½
12.5 100 5 1
18.75 150 7.5 1 ½
25 200 10 2
31.25 250 12.5 2 ½
37.5 300 15 3
Children weighing more than 50 kg or older than 12 years should be treated with the recommended adult dose.

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