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Tergecef

Cefixime




Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Tergecef   200 mg Capsule


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Cefixime

Tergecef

Therapeutic Category
Anti-infectives (Systemic)
Class
Cephalosporin
Generic Name
Cefixime
Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Tergecef 200 mg Capsule

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

A. Cefixime 100 mg and 200 mg capsule

Age Group
General Recommended Oral Cefixime Dose
Adults and children older than 12 yrs
(or weighing > 50 kg)       
400 mg OD or
200 mg every 12 hrs.
Children 7 to 12 yrs old who can swallow capsule whole
200 to 300 mg OD
or
100 mg every 12 hrs
Or, as prescribed by a physician.
         Usual treatment duration: 7 to 14 days
 
Oral Cefixime Dose for Specific Infections in Adults 
Uncomplicated Cervical/Urethral Gonococcal Infections
 Single 400 mg dose
Uncomplicated UTI  
100 mg BID or 200 mg OD for 7 to 14 days.
Uncomplicated Cystitis
200 mg BID or 400 mg OD for 3 days
Uncomplicated Acute Pyelonephritis
200 mg BID or 400 mg OD for 14 days
Typhoid Fever
 
200 mg BID or 400 mg OD for 7 to 14 days

B.   Cefixime 100 mg/5 mL suspension and Cefixime 20 mg/mL suspension (oral drops) 

Dose in children: Usual recommended total daily dose is 8 mg/kg BW given as a single dose or in two divided doses every 12 hrs.
 Typhoid Fever in children: 15-20 mg/kg BW OD or divided into two equal doses every 12 hrs for 7 to 14 days. Maximum dose is 400 mg/day.
 
 
 
AGE GROUP
Cefixime
20 mg/mL suspension (oral drops)
Cefixime
100 mg/ 5mL suspension
Dose in mL
Dose in mL
(Dose in tsp)
Given OD
Given every
12 hrs
Given OD
Given every
12 hrs
6 to 11 mos
2.5 to 5 mL
1.25 to 2.5 mL
(-)
(-)
1 to 2 yrs
2.5 to 5 mL
1.25 to 2.5 mL
 
2.5 to 5 mL
(½ to 1 tsp)
1.25 to 2.5 mL
(¼ to ½ tsp)
3 to 6 yrs
(-)
(-)
5 to 10 mL
(1 to 2 tsp)
2.5 to 5 mL
(½ to 1 tsp)
7 to 12 yrs
(-)
(-)
10 to 15 mL
(2 to 3 tsp)
5 mL to 7.5 mL
(1 to 1 ½ tsp)
Children > 12 yrs old and Adults
 
(-)
 
(-)
20 mL
(4 tsp)
10 mL
(2 tsp)
Or, as prescribed by a physician.
Usual treatment duration: 7 to 14 days.
Directions for Reconstitution
Cefixime Dosage Format
Volume of Distilled Water to be added
Directions
Cefixime 20 mg/mL oral drops (10 mL)
6.8 mL
Tap the bottle several times to loosen the granules before reconstitution. Add the required amount of distilled water and shake vigorously until all contents are evenly suspended. Keep bottle tightly closed. Shake well before use.
Cefixime 100 mg/5mL suspension (30 mL)
19.8 mL
Cefixime 100 mg/5mL suspension (60 mL)
39.6 mL
   Protect from light. Store for not more than 7 days at 25°C-30°C (Room) or not more than 14 days at 4°C-8°C (Refrigerator). Discard unused portion after 7 or 14 days depending on how the reconstituted product is stored.

Last Update: Jul 22, 2011


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