What is the dosage for Anbacim?
Typical adult oral doses are 250 or 500 mg twice daily for 7-20 days depending on the type and severity of the infection. A single 1000 mg dose may be used for uncomplicated gonorrhea. The tablets and suspension are not interchangeable.
Anbacim axetil is a bactericidal agent that acts by inhibition of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Anbacim axetil has activity in the presence of some β-lactamases, both penicillinases and cephalosporinases, of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.
What should I avoid while taking Anbacim (Ceftin)?
Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
Anbacim was generally well tolerated. The side effects most commonly reported with the parenteral formulation have included neutropenia, eosinophilia, transient liver enzyme/bilirubin elevations, and injection site reactions. The side effects most commonly reported with the oral formulations have included Candida overgrowth, eosinophilia, headache, dizziness, gastrointestinal disturbances, and transient liver enzyme elevations.
Side effects may be more likely and more severe in patients with liver disease and/or renal dysfunction.
Because Anbacim is excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when CEFTIN is administered to a nursing woman.
¿Cuál es la información más importante que debo saber sobre Anbacim?
Usted no debe usar esta medicina si es alérgico a Anbacim o antibióticos similares, como cefdinir (Omnicef), cefprozil (Cefzil), cephalexin (Keflex), y otros.
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Before you take Anbacim, make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other antibiotic.
Space your doses out evenly over the day and complete the full course of the antibiotic, even if you feel your infection has cleared up.
The most common side-effect is diarrhoea, which is usually mild and soon passes. If it becomes severe or lasts for more than 24 hours, you should speak with your doctor.
How should I take Anbacim (Ceftin)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take Anbacim tablets with or without meals. Do not crush the tablet or it could have an unpleasant bitter taste.
Anbacim oral suspension (liquid) must be taken with food.
Shake the liquid well just before you measure a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
If you switch from using the tablet form to using the liquid form of Anbacim, you may not need to use the same exact dosage in number of milligrams. This medicine may not be as effective unless you use the exact form and strength your doctor has prescribed.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Anbacim will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
This medicine can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Anbacim.
Store Anbacim tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Store Anbacim liquid in the refrigerator. Do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any unused Anbacim liquid that is older than 10 days.
Summary of Use during Lactation
Limited information indicates that Anbacim produces low levels in milk that are not expected to cause severe adverse effects in breastfed infants. Occasionally disruption of the infant's gastrointestinal flora, resulting in diarrhea or thrush have been reported with cephalosporins, but these effects have not been adequately evaluated. Anbacim is acceptable in nursing mothers.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Anbacim (Ceftin)?
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Anbacim, or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:
To make sure Anbacim is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
The liquid form may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this form of Anbacim if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
This medicine is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Anbacim can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.
Anbacim can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Anbacim is not approved for use by anyone younger than 3 months old.
Quantitative methods that require measurement of zone diameters also provide reproducible estimates of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds. The zone size provides an estimate of the susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobial compounds. The zone size should be determined using a standardized test method.4 This procedure uses paper disks impregnated with 30 mcg Anbacim axetil to test the susceptibility of microorganisms to Anbacim axetil. The disk diffusion interpretive criteria are provided in Table 10. 3
Table 10: Susceptibility Test Interpretive Criteria for Anbacim Axetil
Susceptibility of staphylococci to Anbacim may be deduced from testing only penicillin and either cefoxitin or oxacillin.
Susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes may be deduced from testing penicillin. 3
A report of “Susceptible” indicates that the antimicrobial drug is likely to inhibit growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial drug reaches the concentration usually achievable at the site of infection. A report of “Intermediate” indicates that the result should be considered equivocal, and if the microorganism is not fully susceptible to alternative, clinically feasible drugs, the test should be repeated. This category implies possible clinical applicability in body sites where the drug is physiologically concentrated or in situations where a high dosage of drug can be used. This category also provides a buffer zone that prevents small uncontrolled technical factors from causing major discrepancies in interpretation. A report of “Resistant” indicates that the antimicrobial drug is not likely to inhibit growth of the pathogen if the antimicrobial drug reaches the concentrations usually achievable at the infection site; other therapy should be selected.
Commonly reported side effects of Anbacim include: diarrhea. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
What are the side effects of Anbacim?
Anbacim is generally well tolerated, and side effects are usually transient. Commonly reported side effects are:
Other important side effects include:
Since Anbacim is chemically related to penicillin, patients allergic to penicillin may develop an allergic reaction (sometimes even anaphylaxis) to Anbacim. Anbacim like other antibiotics can alter the colon's normal bacteria, leading to overgrowth of a bacterium called Clostridium difficile. Overgrowth of this bacterium leads to the release of toxins that contribute to the development of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, which may range in severity from mild diarrhea to fatal pseudomembranous colitis.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to Anbacim: injectable powder for injection, intravenous solution, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet
Is Anbacim safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Cephalosporins are usually considered safe for use during pregnancy.
Anbacim is excreted in breast milk and may cause adverse effects in the infant. Anbacim is approved for pediatric patients 3 months and older.