Cefetamet Pivoxil is an oral third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic which is hydrolyzed to form the active agent, Cefetamet. It is a bactericidal antibiotic; kills bacteria by interfering with bacterial cell wall synthesis due to inhibition of Transpeptidase enzyme. Cefetamet has excellent in-vitro acitivity against the major respiratory pathogens- Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and group A b-haemolytic streptococci. It is also active against b-lactamase-producing strains of H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis. Cefetamet has marked activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae and possesses a broad spectrum of activity against Enterobacteriaceae.
Tenafet 500 Tablet
Adults and children over 12 years: 500 mg twice daily.
Children under 12 years: Usual dosage is 10 mg/kg twice daily.
16-30 kg (approximately 3-9 years): 250 mg twice daily
31-40 kg (approximately 9-12 years): 375 mg twice daily
>40 kg (approximately over 12 years): 500 mg twice daily
Uncomplicated gonorrhea, acute urethritis, uncomplicated cystitis: Single dose of 1500-2000 mg.