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[Clinical evaluation of cefdinir 10% granules in children].

Authors
  • Meguro, H
  • Mori, A
  • Fujii, R
  • Terashima, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Japanese journal of antibiotics
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1991
Volume
44
Issue
10
Pages
1061–1068
Identifiers
PMID: 1762162
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cefdinir (CFDN, FK482) was evaluated in children with infections. CFDN was given at a daily dose of 6.4-19.8 mg/kg in 2 or 3 divided portions. CFDN was effective in 94% of 32 cases with respiratory tract, middle ear, urinary tract or skin structure infections. Side effects were loose stool and diarrhea (12.5%). In a pharmacokinetic study, 6.0 mg/kg of CFDN was given to each of the subjects before meal. Cmax was 0.81 +/- 0.38 microgram/ml, T 1/2 was 2.31 +/- 0.77 hours. Antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus was the most excellent of oral cephem antibiotics tested. The data suggest that CFDN 10% granular preparation is safe and effective when used in children with infections caused by susceptible bacteria.

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