Mexapin 500mg 20 Caps, Ampicillin
INDICATIONS: Mexapin * is indicated for the treatment of the following infections due to susceptible strains of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria:
- Respiratory tract infections.
- Bacterial Meningitis (the addition of an aminoglycoside may enhance the effectiveness of ampicillin against gram-negative bacteria in particular).
- Septicemia and endocarditis (the addition of an aminoglycoside may enhance the effectiveness of ampicillin in the case of enterococcal endocarditis).
- Urinary tract infections.
- Gastrointestinal infections.
Bacteriological studies should be conducted to determine the etiologic agent and its sensitivity to ampicillin.
The treatment can be instituted before obtaining the results of the sensitivity tests.
Reservations recommended parenteral form of this drug for moderately severe and severe infections, for patients who can not take oral forms. In the presence of shock absorption from the intramuscular site is reduced, therefore, it is recommended in severe patients intravenously. As soon as may be deemed appropriate Mexapin * switch to oral.
Contraindications are contraindicated history of prior hiperserisibilidad reaction to penicillin or any component of the formula.
PRECAUTIONS: Official Journal of 4 May 2000.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Patients weighing 20 kg or more: 500 mg every 6 hours.
Patients weighing less than 20 kg: 100 mg / kg / day in equally divided doses every 6 to 8 hours.
Parenteral: (including genitourinary infections caused by N. gonorrhoeae in females).
Patients weighing 40 kg or more: 500 mg every 6 hours.
Patients weighing less than 40 kg: 50 mg / kg / day in equally divided doses every 6 to 8 hours.
In the treatment of chronic intestinal and urinary tract is required frequently clinical and bacteriological controls.
Should not be used less than the recommended dose. Higher doses may be used in severe or resistant infections. In resistant infections, the treatment may be required for several weeks. Occasionally, it may be necessary clinical and / or bacteriological for several months after treatment ends.
Urethritis in men and women due to N. gonorrhoeae:
Oral: 3.5 g to 1.0 g of probenecid given simultaneously.
Urethritis in males due to N. gonorrhoeae:
Adults: 2 doses of 500 mg each at intervals of 8-12 hours. Treatment may be repeated if necessary or extended if required.
In the treatment of gonococcal urethritis complications such as prostatitis and epididymitis, prolonged treatment is recommended and intense. Analysis should be made in cases of gonorrhea with a suspected primary lesion of syphilis before instituting therapy. In all other cases where a suspected concomitant syphilis, serological tests should be done every month for a minimum of four months. Parenteral doses preceding infection can occur either intramuscularly or I.V. Where appropriate you can switch to the oral form of ampicillin PENTREXYL *.
Adults and children: 150 to 200 mg / kg / day. Start with the administration I.V. for at least three days and continue intramuscularly every 3 to 4 hours
Drug Name: Brupen
Comparable patent medicine: PENTREXYL
Active substance: Ampicillin
Prolonged release tablets: No
Laboratory: Pharmaceutical Wandel, Inc. de CV
Box with 20 capsules
Made in Mexico