Inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis
Treatment of infection of the respiratory ad urinary tract; sepsis, meningitis, infections of the bones, joints and soft tissues; intra-abdominal infections, genital infections, infections in immunocompromised patients, perioperative prophylaxis
Adult and child > 12 years, 1-2g once daily. Severe infections: 4g daily. Child> 50kg, use adult dose. Infants > 15 days and child < 12 yrs, 2080mg/kg body weight once daily. IV doses > 50mg/kg body weight should be given over 30 minutes.
Hypersensitivity to cephalosporins
GI disorders, pruritus, urticaria, allergic dermatitis, edema, exanthema, erythema multiforme, eosinophilia, hematoma or bleeding, thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, granulocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, headache, dizziness, anaphylactic reaction, pain at injection site and phlebitis.
Vial 1g x 1’s