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  • Floxapen 125mg/5ml Syrup 100ml

Floxapen 125mg/5ml Syrup 100ml

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Description
Floxapen is an antibiotic used to treat infections by killing the bacteria that can cause them. It belongs to a group of antibiotics called “penicillins”.
Floxapen Oral Suspension is used to treat:
- chest infections.
- throat or nose infections.
- ear infections.
- skin and soft tissue infections.
- heart infections.
- bones and joints infection
- meningitis
- digestive system infections.
- blood infections.
- kidney, bladder or the urethra (the tube which carries urine from the bladder) infections.
Floxapen Oral Suspension can also be used to prevent infections during major surgery, particularly heart or orthopaedic surgery.
How to use
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Swallow the Oral Suspension half to one hour before meals. Never take more than the recommended dose each day.
The recommended dose is
- Adults and children over 10 years: 10 ml four times a day.
- Joint infections (osteomyelitis) or heart infections (endocarditis) - up to 8 g daily in divided doses, six to eight hourly.
- To prevent infection due to surgery - 1 to 2 g by injection into a vein, at the same time as the anaesthetic, followed by 500 mg six hourly either by mouth or injection into a vein or muscle for up to 72 hours.
- Children 2 to 10 years: one 5 ml spoonful four times a day.
- Children under 2 years: 2.5 ml four times a day, your pharmacist will explain how to give this to your child.
- Premature or babies less than 4 weeks old – Not recommended.
- Severe kidney disease: your doctor may reduce the dose, maximum dose in adults is 1 g every 8-12 hours.
Precautions
Do not take Floxapen Oral Suspension and tell your doctor if you or your child:
- are allergic to flucloxacillin, penicillin, any other antibiotic or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- have ever had liver problems after taking flucloxacillin.