Ceftin is an antibiotic of the second generation, resistant to most beta-lactamases. The mechanism of action of its antibacterial agent is based on violation of the normal process of synthesizing the cell wall. Ceftin acts as a bactericidal agent. This drug has a wide spectrum of action on various microorganisms. Some of them are insensitive to Ceftin, that’s why this medication should be prescribed only by your doctor and after indicating the reason of the disease.
The maximum concentration is reached half an hour after the intake. Binding with blood proteins can reach up to 50%. The active substance does not turn into metabolites and is excreted with urine in an unchanged form. The medication permeates through the blood brain selective semipermeable membrane barrier in the inflammatory processes of the meninges.
Indications for Use
Ceftin is a highly active agent against a wide range of different bacteria, so it is prescribed to treat problems connected with infections caused by susceptible bacteria. Some of such diseases are listed below:
Respiratory diseases: bronchitis, lung abscess, pleural-thoracic empyema, pneumonia, etc.
Ear, nose, throat diseases: tonsillitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis and others.
Urinary tract diseases: interstitial cystitis, urethritis, asymptomatic bacteriuria, etc.
Ceftin is also prescribed for prevention of postoperative complications.
The medication is not prescribed when there is intolerance to cephalosporin antibiotics, carbapenem and penicillin. Besides, it is contraindicated with the following conditions and symptoms:
Bleeding in the digestive system.
Even if you do not have any contraindications, it is strongly recommended to contact your healthcare provider before starting the treatment with Ceftin.
If you notice any of the following symptoms or conditions while using Ceftin, you should contact your doctor and notify him/her about that:
Development of polymorphic erythema;
Vaginitis or itching in the perineum;
Discomfort in the stomach;
Problems with hearing;
Patients who have experienced severe allergic reactions related to penicillin intake may have hypersensitivity to cephalosporin antibiotics. In the process of treatment with Ceftin, monitoring of renal function is necessary, especially for patients who receive the medication in high doses. Treatment with Ceftin is continued for 48-72 hours after the disappearance of symptoms. In case of infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, the treatment course should last at least 7-10 days.
A false positive urine reaction to glucose and Coombs reaction are possible during the treatment course. That’s why you should notify your doctor that you are taking Ceftin at the moment.