Ceftibuten Drug Information

Contains Ceftibuten drug information and provides Ceftibuten drug indication, contraindication, special concerns, side effects, overdose management and dosage
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List of Contents:
  • Indications
  • Contraindications
  • Special Concerns
  • Side Effects
  • Overdose Management
  • Dosage

  • Indications:
    Acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis due to Haemophilus influenzae (including ?-lactamase-producing strains), Moraxella catarrhalis (including ?-lactamase-producing strains) and penicillin-susceptible strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Acute bacterial otitis media due to H. influenzae (including ?-lactamase-producing strains), M. catarrhalis (including ?-lactamase-producing strains), and Staphylococcus pyogenes. Pharyngitis and tonsillitis due to S. pyogenes.
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    Contraindications:
    No Available information
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    Special Concerns:
    Although ceftibuten has been approved for pharyngitis or tonsillitis, only penicillin has been shown to be effective in preventing rheumatic fever.
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    Side Effects:
    Ceftibuten is usually well tolerated. The most common side effect is diarrhea.
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    Overdose Management:
    No Available information
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    Drug Interactions:
    No Available information
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    Dosage:
    Capsules, Oral Suspension All uses.

    Adults and children over 12 years of age: 400 mg once daily for 10 days. The maximum daily dose is 400 mg. Adjust the dose in clients with a creatinine clearance (CCR) less than 50 mL/min as follows. If the CCR is between 30 and 49 mL/min, the recommended dose is 4.5 mg/kg or 200 mg once daily. If the CCR is between 5 and 29 mL/min, the recommended dose is 2.25 mg/kg or 100 mg once daily. In clients undergoing hemodialysis 2 or 3 times/week, a single 400-mg dose of ceftibuten capsules or a single dose of 9 mg/kg (maximum of 400 mg) of PO suspension can be given at the end of each hemodialysis session. Children: pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute bacterial otitis media.

    9 mg/kg, up to a maximum of 400 mg daily, for a total of 10 days. Give children over 45 kg the maximum daily dose of 400 mg.
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