Cefditoren is a medicine  to overcome diseases caused by bacterial infections, such as bronchitis, inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis), inflammation of the throat (pharyngitis), skin infections, and pneumonia. This medicine can only be used with a doctor's prescription.

Cefditoren belongs to the cephalosporin antibiotic class. This drug stops the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the formation of cell walls that bacteria need to survive. Be aware, cefditoren cannot be used to overcome viral infections, such as flu.

Cefditoren trademarks: Cefditoren pivoxil,  Meiact 200, Meiact MS Fine Granules 10%, Tafoxil

What is Cefditoren?

Group Prescription drugs
Category Cephalosporin antibiotics
Benefits Overcoming bacterial infections
Used by Adults
Cefditoren for pregnant and lactating women

Category B: Studies on experimental animals do not show any risk to the fetus, but there are no controlled studies on pregnant women. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor about the use of this medicine.

It is not yet known whether cefditoren can be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without first consulting your doctor.

Drug form Caplets, tablets, and granules

Warning Before Consuming Cefditoren

Cefditoren should not be used indiscriminately. Here are some things you need to pay attention to before consuming cefditoren:

  • Do not consume cefditoren if you have a history of allergy to this drug or other cephalosporin antibiotics or penicillin.
  • Do not consume cefditoren if you have a milk protein allergy, carnitine deficiency, or a metabolic disorder from birth.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are currently suffering from seizures or epilepsy , kidney disease, liver disease, decreased muscle mass , digestive disorders, or malnutrition .
  • Tell the doctor if you want to undergo vaccination with a live bacterial vaccine, such as the typhoid vaccine or the BCG vaccine . Cefditoren can reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.
  • Tell your doctor that you are using cefditerone before undergoing surgery or medical procedures, including dental surgery.
  • Inform the doctor if you are using other drugs, including supplements and herbal products, to anticipate drug interactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages during treatment with cefditoren.
  • Tell your doctor that you are or have just finished taking cefditoren if you are scheduled to undergo a urine glucose test.
  • Immediately see a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction or serious side effects after consuming cefditoren.

Dosage and Administration of Cefditoren

The dose of cefditoren is  adjusted to the condition , age and response of the patient 's body to the drug. The following is the dose of cefditoren for adult patients based on the condition being treated:

Conditions: Inflammation of the throat ( pharyngitis ), inflammation of the tonsils ( tonsillitis ), infection in the skin or skin tissue without complications

  • The dose is 200 mg, 2 times a day for 10 days.

Condition: Community pneumonia or community acquired pneumonia (CAP)

  • Dose 400 mg, 2 times a day for 14 days.

Condition: Worsening of chronic bronchitis due to bacterial infection

  • The dose is 400 mg, 2 times a day for 10 days.

How to Consume Cefditoren Correctly

Follow the doctor 's advice and read the information on the medicine package before consuming cefditoren. Do not increase or decrease the dose without the doctor's approval.

Consume cefditoren regularly at the same time every day. Cefditoren should be taken with food. Swallow cefditoren tablets or caplets with water.

If you are prescribed cefditoren granules, dissolve one cefditoren sachet in half a glass of water. Do not use hot water to dissolve the medicine. Once dissolved, immediately consume the medicine until it is gone.

Continue the treatment as recommended by the doctor even if the complaints experienced have improved. Do not stop using cefditoren before the time specified by the doctor, because it can cause recurrent infections and be more difficult to treat.

Store cefditoren at room temperature and away from direct sunlight, and keep out of the reach of children.

Cefditoren Interactions with Other Drugs and Substances

The following are a number of interactions that can occur if cefditoren is used together with other drugs:

  • Decreased absorption and effectiveness of cefditoren if used with antacids or H2 antagonist drugs, such as cimetidine or ranitidine
  • Increased risk of cefditoren side effects if used with probenecid
  • Decreased effectiveness of live bacterial vaccines, such as typhoid vaccine or BCG vaccine

Side Effects and Dangers of Cefditoren

The following are some side effects that often arise as a result of consuming cefditoren:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Headache

Check with a doctor if the above side effects do not subside or even worsen. Immediately see a doctor if a drug allergic reaction or more serious side effects appear, such as:

  • Inappropriate bruising or bleeding
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Mental changes, such as delirium
  • Convulsions
  • Muscles feel weak to move
  • Severe diarrhea with blood and mucus in the stool, as well as abdominal cramps
  • Hypoglycemia , which can be marked by hunger, cold sweats, tremors, rapid heartbeat, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling
  • Kidney disorders, which can be marked by changes in the amount of urine, swelling in the ankles and feet, or shortness of breath
  • Liver disorders , which can be marked by jaundice, dark colored urine, and loss of appetite
  • A new infection, which can be marked by a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes , painful urination, fever, and chills

Long-term and repeated consumption of cefditoren can increase the risk of fungal infections, such as oral and vaginal candidiasis . Tell your doctor if you experience symptoms such as vaginal discharge and itching, or appear white spots accompanied by pain in the mouth

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