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Published: 1/2007

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
MEIACT MS TABLETS 100mg
 Active ingredient:
Cefditoren pivoxil
 Dosage form:
white tablet (φ: 8.1 mm, thickness: 4.5 mm)
 Print on wrapping:
メイアクトMS錠100mg, M-27, MEIACT MS100mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a cephem antibiotic to inhibit bacterial cell wall synthesis, and shows bactericidal antimicrobial effect.
It is usually used in the treatment of wide-range infections such as skin infections, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, gynecological infections, ophthalmological infections, otorhinological infections and dental infections.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you are a patient with renal impairment.
    If you are or any of your parents or siblings is prone to allergic symptoms such as bronchial asthma, rash or hives.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is <<        to be written by a healthcare professional>>
  • General dosage regimen: For adults, take 1 tablet (100 mg of the active ingredient [titer]) at a time, three times daily, after meals. However, the dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. If the symptoms are severe or the effect is insufficient, you may be instructed to take 2 tablets (200 mg [titer]) at a time, three times daily, after meals. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Take a dose as soon as possible. However, if it is 4 hours or less before the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
  • If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: diarrhea, loose stool, nausea, gastric discomfort, rash, hives, erythema, itch, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, joint pain, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • facial pallor, cold sweat, breathing difficulty[shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain [serious colitis with bloody stool such as pseudomembranous colitis]
  • fever, erythema with edema in the center, bloodshot eyes[oculomucocutaneous syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis]
  • fever, dry cough, shortness of breath[interstitial pneumonia, PIE syndrome]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing in skin and conjunctiva [hepatic dysfunction]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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