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Revised: 10/2012

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 :
CEFDITOREN PIVOXIL Fine Granules 10% for Pediatric "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Cefditoren pivoxil
 Dosage form:
orange fine granules
 Print on wrapping:
セフジトレンピボキシル小児用細粒10%「サワイ」, Cefditoren Pivoxil 10%

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a cephem antibiotic and shows antibacterial effects by inhibiting synthesis of bacterial cell wall.
It is usually used to treat a wide range of infections such as skin, respiratory tract, urinary tract and dental/oral surgical infections, as well as scarlet fever and whooping cough.

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 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))
  • [Children]
    For pneumonia, otitis media and sinusitis: In general, for children, take 0.03 g (3 mg [titer] of the active ingredient) per kilogram of body weight at a time, 3 times a day after meals. The dosage may be increased up to 0.06 g (6 mg [titer]) per kilogram of body weight at a time as necessary, but should not exceed the maximum dose for adults, which is 2 g (200 mg [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day.
    For diseases other than those above: In general, for children, take 0.03 g (3 mg [titer] of the active ingredient) per kilogram of body weight at a time, 3 times a day after meals. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms, but not exceed the maximum dose for adults, which is 2 g (200 mg [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day.
    [Adults (patients who cannot take tablets due to swallowing difficulty)]
    In general, for adults, take 1 g (100 mg [titer] of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day after meals. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. In the event of severe symptoms or insufficient effect, take 2 g (200 mg [titer]) at a time, 3 times a day after meals.
    This medicine contains 100 mg [titer] of the active ingredient in 1 g. Strictly follow the instructions..
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed 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 rash, hives, erythema, itch, fever, swelling of lymph nodes, joint pain, jaundice, diarrhea, loose stool, nausea, gastric distress and abdominal 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.
  • discomfort, oral discomfort, wheezing [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • abdominal pain, frequent diarrhea [serious colitis accompanied by bloody stool such as pseudomembrane colitis]
  • fever, redness and swelling of skin/mucosa with rash or blisters, conjunctival hyperemia [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
  • fever, dry cough, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia, PIE syndrome]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [liver 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 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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