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Injection
Published: 3/2015

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 :
MEICELIN FOR INJECTION 1g
 Active ingredient:
Cefminox sodium hydrate
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a cefem antibiotic, which inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis to exert an antibacterial effect.
It is usually used to treat a wide range of infections such as blood infection, respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, gastrointestinal infection and gynecological infection.

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 or your family has the predisposition to allergic symptoms such as bronchial asthma, rash and hives; have renal disorder; are in a poor oral feeding state, in a parenteral nutrition state or in a poor general condition.
  • 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))
  • In general, for adults, this medicine is injected intravenously or administered by intravenous infusion over a period of 1 to 2 hours in 2 divided doses a day. In general, for children, this medicine is injected intravenously or administered by intravenous infusion over a period of 1 to 2 hours in 3 to 4 divided doses a day. To treat sepsis and intractable or severe infection, for adults, this medicine is injected in 3 to 4 divided doses a day.
  • The treatment period with this medicine is determined based on your symptoms.
  • Relax and stay still while receiving drip infusion.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Facial flushes, palpitation, dizziness, headache and nausea may occur due to alcohol ingestion. Avoid drinking alcohol during the period of treatment with this medicine and for at least 1 week thereafter.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include liver dysfunction, rash, eruption, redness, itching, diarrhea, nausea and fever. 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, intraoral abnormal feeling, wheezing [shock]
  • general malaise, nose/gum bleeding [pancytopenia]
  • abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea [serious colitis with bloody stool such as pseudomembranous colitis]
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

  • If you become unwell during an injection, you should tell your doctor immediately.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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