Cefixime Trihydrate USP 200 mg & 400mg

Business Unit: Human

Medicine Type: Capsule

Generic Name: Cefixime Trihydrate USP 200 mg & 400mg

Therapeutic Class: 3rd generation cephalosporin antibiotic

Indication: Excef is a formulation of Cefixime trihydrate USP for oral administration which is a broad spectrum third generation bactericidal cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefixime is indicated in the treatment of the following infections when caused by the susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms: 1. Uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis. 2. Otitis Media caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pyogenes. 3. Pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. 4. Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. 5. Uncomplicated gonorrhoea (cervical/urethral) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Dosage & Administration: By mouth : Adult and Children over 12 years: The recommended adult dose is 200-400 mg daily given either as a single dose or in two divided dose for 7-14 days depending on the severity or the infection. For the treatment of uncomplicated cervical urethral gonococcal infection a single oral dose of Cefixime 400 mg is recommended singly 800 mg may be given if needed. Children up to 12 years: Usually 8mg / kg / day given as a single dose or in two divided doses . Above 12 years: Adult dose should be given. The safely and efficacy of cefixime has not been established in children aged less than 6 months.

Preparation: Excef 200mg: 2 x 6 Capsules Excef 400mg: 2 x 4 Capsules