Treatment of infections caused by susceptible microorganisms, i.e.:
- Urinary infections without complications caused by Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis
- Otitis media caused by Haemophilus influenzae (ß-lactamase positive and negative strains), Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis (most of which are ß-lactamase positive) and Streptococcus pyogenes
- Pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes
- Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae (ß-lactamase positive and negative strains)
Cefixime 100 mg
0 to 18 Years Old
For adults and children weighing ≥30 kg, the usual daily dose is 50-100 mg (potency) of Starcef given orally twice a day. Dosage should be adjusted according to age, body weight, and condition of the patients.
For severe infections, the dosage may be increased up to 200 mg (potency), given twice a day.
Patients with Impaired Renal Function
Patients with impaired renal function need a dosage adjustment depending on the degree of renal impairment. Recommended dosage: 75% of the standard dosage (i.e. 300 mg a day) if creatinine clearance is between 21 and 60 ml/minute or for patients on renal hemodialysis and 50% of the standard dosage (i.e. 200 mg a day) if creatinine clearance is <20 ml/minute or for patients on continuous ambulatory dialysis.