Cefabiotic® Dry syrup 125 mg/5 ml, each 5 ml contains : Cefalexin monohydrate equivalent to Cefalexin 125 mg.
Cefabiotic® containing Cefalexin monohydrate (equivalent to Cefalexin) is available in capsule 500 mg and dry syrup 125 mg/5 ml.
- Urogenital tract infections, including acute prostatitis, respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue and otorhinolaryngs infections caused by cephalosporin susceptible organisms.
- For continuing the previous therapy with parenteral cephalosporin, susceptibility test must be conducted, if possible before usage.
- For the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms :
- Bacterial sinusitis caused by Streptococci, pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin-sensitive only).
- Respiratory tract infections caused by pneumoniae and S. pyogenes (penicillin is the usual medicine of choice in the treatment and prevention of Streptococcal infections, including the prophylaxis of rheumatic fever – Cefalexin monohydrate is generally effective in the eradication of Streptococci from the nasopharynx; however, substantial data establishing the efficacy of Cefalexin monohydrate in the subsequent prevention of either rheumatic fever or bacterial endocarditis are not available at present).
- Otitis media due to pneumoniae, H. influenzae, Staphylococci, Streptococci and M. catarrhalis.
- Skin and skin-structure infections caused by Staphylococci and/or Streptococci.
- Bone infections caused by Staphylococci and/or mirabilis.
- Genitourinary tract infections, including acute prostatitis, caused by coli, P. mirabilis and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
- Dental infections caused by Staphylococci and/or Streptococci.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATIONS :
25 to 50 mg/kg in divided doses. For streptococcal pharyngitis in patients over 1 year of age, mild, uncomplicated urinary tract infections and for skin and skin-structure infections, the total daily dose may be divided and administered every 12 hours.
- For a child weighing about 10 kg, give prepared dry syrup 2.5 to 5 ml four times a day or 5 to 10 ml twice a day.
- For a child weighing about 20 kg, give prepared dry syrup 5 to 10 ml four times a day or 10 to 20 ml twice a day.
- For a child weighing about 40 kg, give prepared dry syrup 10 to 20 ml four times a day or 20 to 40 ml twice a day.
Preparation of Cefabiotic® Dry syrup :
Add 50 ml aquades to the bottle. Shake well until evenly suspended. After reconstitution, suspension solution stable for 7 days at temperature below 30°C or 14 days when stored under refrigeration (2 – 8)°C. Shake well before use.
In the event of severe overdosage, general supportive care is recommended including close clinical and laboratory monitoring of haematological, renal, hepatic functions and coagulation status until the patient is stable. Forced diuresis, peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis or charcoal haemoperfusion have not been established as beneficial for an overdose of Cefalexin monohydrate; however, it would be extremely unlikely that one of these procedures would be indicated.
Cefalexin monohydrate is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin class of antibiotics or previous experience of a major allergy to penicillin.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS :
- Cefalexin monohydrate therapy should be discontinued if a hypersensitivity reaction occurs, particularly anaphylactic shock and appropriate therapy instituted.
- A cross-resistance exists between cephalosporin and isoxazolyl penicillin in Staphylococcal infections.
- This drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
- According to the literature, should be kept in mind that cross allergy between penicillin and cephalosporin in hypersensitivity cases to penicillin is at 5 up to 10% of the cases.
- Secondary infection can be occurs.
- Beware in administrations to patients with renal insufficiency, patients with gastrointestinal disease, particularly colitis and in lactating women.
- Cefalexin monohydrate should not ordinarily be given to those allergic to cephalosporins or to penicillins, especially where an allergic or urticarial reaction has occurred.
- Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported with virtually all broad-spectrum antibiotics (including macrolides, semisynthetic penicillins and cephalosporins); therefore, it is important to consider its diagnosis in patients who develop diarrhea in association with the use of antibiotics.
- Patients should be followed carefully so that any side effects or unusual manifestations of medicine idiosyncrasy may be detected. If an allergic reaction to Cefalexin monohydrate occurs, the medicine should be discontinued and the patient treated with the usual agents (e.g. Adrenaline or Epinephrine or other pressor amines, antihistamines or corticosteroids).
- Indicated surgical procedures should be performed in conjunction with antibiotic therapy.
- Use in pregnancy : Cefalexin monohydrate should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
- Use in lactation : Caution should be exercised when Cefalexin monohydrate is administered to a nursing woman.
- Effects on ability to drive and use machines : This medicine is presumed to be safe or unlikely to produce an effect.
Cefabiotic® Dry syrup 125 mg/5 ml Box, bottle @ 60 ml Reg. No. DKL8802313638A1
STORE BELOW 30ºC
After reconstitution, suspension solution stable for 7 days at temperature below 30°C or 14 days when stored under refrigeration (2 – 8)°C. Shake well before use.
ON MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION ONLY
Manufactured by :
Sidoarjo – Indonesia