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Revised: 1/2013

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 FINE GRANULES 10% FOR PEDIATRIC
 Active ingredient:
Cefditoren pivoxil
 Dosage form:
orange fine granules
 Print on wrapping:

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 to treat wide-range infections such as skin/respiratory/urinary tract/otorhinological and dental infections.

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

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash etc.) to any medicines.
    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))
  • For children with pneumonia, otitis media or sinusitis: In general, take 0.03 gram per kilogram of body weight (g/kg) (3 mg of the active ingredient [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day, after meals. The dosage may be increased up to 0.06 g/kg (6 mg [titer]/kg) as needed, but not exceed the maximum dose for adults, 2 g (200 mg [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day (600 mg [titer] per day).
    For children with diseases other than above: In general, take 0.03 g/kg (3 mg of the active ingredient [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day, after meals. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease or the patient's age and symptoms, but not exceed the maximum dose for adults, 2 g (200 mg [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day (600 mg [titer] per day).
    For adults (patients who cannot take tablets due to swallowing difficulty): In general, take 1 g (100 mg of the active ingredient [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day, after meals. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease or the patient's age and symptoms, but if the symptoms are severe or the effect is insufficient, you may be instructed to take 2 g (200 mg [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day, after meals.
    This preparation contains 100 mg (titer) of the active ingredient per gram. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Do not open each individual package until the time when you take the medicine to avoid exposure to humidity.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember and follow your regular dosing schedule from the next dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, loose stool, nausea, gastric discomfort, rash, hives, erythema, itch, fever, swelling of lymph nodes and joint pain. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
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.
  • feeling unwell, abnormal feeling in mouth, dizziness  [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 [toxic epidermal necrolysis, oculomucocutaneous syndrome]
  • fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty  [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 reach of children. Store away from light, 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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