Rules For Taking Antibiotic Syrup?
I want to ask what are the differences and similarities between Cefixime Syr and Cefadroxil Syr?
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Cefadroxil syrup is a syrup containing cephalosporin class of the first generation antibiotic that is broad and long acting in its work. Cefadorxil is indicated for the treatment of skin infections, urinary tract infections and respiratory infections. Cefadroxil is used to treat infections caused by S. pneumonia, H. infuluenza, Staphylococci, S. pyogenes, E.coli, P. mirabilis, Klebsiella sp.
Dose according to body weight, age, liver and kidney function. The child's dose is 15-30 mg / kg body weight every 12 hours.
Whereas cefixime syrup is an antibiotic syrup preparation, which is a third generation cephalosporin class of atyphiotics. Indications for cefixime are for urinary tract infections, respiratory infections and ear infections, lung infections, infections of sexually transmitted diseases, typhus infections. Cefixime can be indicated for treatment of infections caused by Proteus mirabilis, H. Influenza, Moraxella catarrhalis, S. pyogenes, S. penumoniae, S.Typhi. Cefixime doses for children can be given 4mg / kg BW every 12 hours.
Regarding your question, this drug equation is
1. Is an antibiotic used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections
2. the dose is given every 12 hours
3. there are drug preparations in syrup form
The difference between these two antibiotics is:
1. Cefadroxil cannot be used for sexually transmitted infections
2. dose per kg body weight is different
3. different dose of sedian
Therefore, use antibiotics rationally by consulting a doctor, not buying antibiotics without examination and without clear indications, use the dosage according to the provisions, and read the prescription drug labels.
Associated with the use of cefadroxil 3 times a day will be at risk of causing excessive doses of drugs in the body and causing toxic effects on the body. With a dose taken every 12 hours, shows, based on research, cefadroxil drugs with these doses can reach the therapeutic target for treatment and minimal risk of side effects. Therefore, administer the medicine as prescribed by the doctor after a clinical examination has been carried out.
If you need more detailed information, you can discuss directly with your family doctor or your child's specialist doctor, so that the doctor can provide the right information relating to the patient's health problems and the right dosage of treatment.
Thus the info we can convey.