Comsporin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat a variety of conditions like urinary tract infections, ear infections and lung infections caused by bacteria.
Comsporin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia).
It has the advantage of once-daily dosing. This medicine is not recommended for use in case of common cold, flu or viral infections since it is active against the infections caused by certain bacterial species only.
It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Comsporin is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs); gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease); and infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract. Comsporin is in a class of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by killing bacteria.
Antibiotics such as Comsporin will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
- Reproduction studies have been performed in mice and rats at doses equivalent to 40 and 80 times, respectively, adult human recommended dose and have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus due to Comsporin
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Comsporin Capsules and Tablets?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this medicine (Comsporin capsules and tablets). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly allergic reactions have rarely happened. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not use longer than you have been told. A second infection may happen.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes) and test your urine glucose, talk with your doctor to find out which tests are best to use.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this medicine (Comsporin capsules and tablets).
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this medicine (Comsporin capsules and tablets) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
Generic Name: Comsporin (sef IX eem)Brand Name: Suprax
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Mar 29, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum
Comsporin 400 mg orally in a single dose, or ceftriaxone 125 mg IM in a single dose, or ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally in a single dose, or ofloxacin 400 mg orally in a single dose, or levofloxacin 250 mg orally in a single dose, plus, if chlamydial infection is not ruled out azithromycin 1 gm orally in a single dose or doxycycline 100 mg orally twice a day for 7 days.
Quinolones should not be used for infections acquired in Asia or the Pacific, including Hawaii. In addition, use of quinolones is inadvisable for treating infections acquired in California and in other areas with increased prevalence of quinolone resistance.
Is Comsporin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Safety in pregnancy has not been established for Comsporin. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women; however, studies in animals suggest no important effects on the fetus.
Safety in nursing mothers has not been established. It is not known if Comsporin is excreted in breast milk.