(176) The FDA originally approved GSK's Ceftin
on December 28, 1987.
* Adults: Amoxicillin 1000 mg q 8h for 14 days or Doxycyline 100 mg tid for 14 days or Cefuroxime Axetil (Ceftin
) 1000 mg q 12 h for 14 days
(23) Successful brands introduced since 1990 with substantial use by the elderly include Floxin and Lorabid, while sales of other older brands such as Ceftin
and Cipro (introduced in 1987) have also grown substantially.
He was treated with cefuroxime (Ceftin
) for 10 days and encouraged to stay off his feet.
The former is the generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Ceftin
, an antibiotic; the latter, the generic equivalent to Pfizer's Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive.
I endorse the CDC's previous choices of high-dose amoxicillinclavulanate (Augmentin), three shots of ceftriaxone (Rocephin), or cefuroxime (Ceftin
), with the new additions of cefpodoxime (Vantin) and cefdinir (Omnicef).
The next day the child tolerated breakfast and was discharged home that afternoon with oral ceftin
She reported on a total of 99 patients aged 18 or older who participated in the Ceftin
and Flonase for Sinusitis (GAFFS) trial, a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study conducted at 12 primary care and 10 otolaryngology practice sites.
Amoxicillin/clavulanate * Augmentin Azithromycin * Zithromax Cefdinir * Omnicef Cefixime * Suprax Cefpodoxime * Vantin Cefprozil * Cefzil Ceftriaxone * Rocephin Cefuroxime * Ceftin
Clarithromycin * Biaxin Erythromycin-sulfisoxazole * Eryzole, Pediazole Gatifloxacin * Tequin Levofloxacin * Levaquin Loracarbef * Lorabid Telithromycin * Ketek TMP-SMZ * Bactrim, Cotrim, Septra, Sulfatrim
"But if they have a type I hypersensitivity reaction to [penicillins], you don't want to take that 5% chance." Children who have nonanaphylactic reactions do best with the cephalosporins, such as cefdinir (Omnicef), cefuroxime (Ceftin
), or cefpodoxime (Vantin).
However, five of its core products-- Paxil and Wellbutrin (antidepressants), Augmentin and Ceftin
(antibiotics), and Zofran (for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea) --are facing increasing pressure from generic versions of the medications.
When it fails, the CDC recommends amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin) in high doses, cefuroxime (Ceftin
), or three shots of cefuroxime (Rocephin).
In another instance, second-generation cephalosporin antibiotics on the state's approved list include Cefaclor, Cefaclor ER, Ceftin
, Cefril, Ceptaz, and Rocephin, while Cedor CD, Ceclor, Cefotan, and Lorabid must receive prior authorization.
Children who are old enough to swallow tablets can take 30 mg/kg per day of cefuroxime (Ceftin
) instead of ceftriaxone.
It has already lost an appeal to extend the Ceftin
patent in the U.S., and patent infringement litigation on Wellbutin, Zyban, Paxil, Augmentin and Zofran are ongoing.