- Late Lyme arthritis
- CAP (oral Itorex)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Itorex (Ceftin)?
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Itorex, or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:
To make sure Itorex 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 Itorex 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.
Itorex can make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.
Itorex can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Itorex is not approved for use by anyone younger than 3 months old.
What is the dosage for Itorex?
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.
Pregnancy Category B. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, CEFTIN should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
Reproduction studies have been performed in mice at doses up to 3,200 mg/kg/day (14 times the recommended maximum human dose based on body surface area) and in rats at doses up to 1,000 mg/kg/day (9 times the recommended maximum human dose based on body surface area) and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to Itorex axetil.
¿Qué es Itorex?
Itorex es un antibiótico cefalosporina. Éste funciona a combatir las bacterias en su cuerpo.
Itorex se usa para tratar muchos tipos de infecciones por bacterias, incluyendo tipos severos o que ponen su vida en peligro.
Itorex puede también usarse para fines no mencionados en esta guía del medicamento.
Where can I get more information (Ceftin)?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about Itorex.