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Description of the medicine: Cefoperazone (Cefoperazone)

CEFOPERAZONE (Cefoperazone) *.

Available in the form of sodium salt.

Synonyms; Cefobid, Cefapizon, Cefobid, Lorizon.

Third generation cephalosporin antibiotic.

White crystalline powder. Easily soluble in water.

It has a wide spectrum of action. In action, it is mainly similar to other third generation cephalosporins; used for septicemia, meningitis, respiratory and urogenital infections, gonorrhea, infections of bones, joints, soft tissues, etc. It is excreted mainly with bile. Therefore, it is recommended to use for diseases of the biliary tract.

Cefoperazone is administered intramuscularly and intravenously. The usual dose for adults is 1 to 2 g per day; in severe infections - up to 12 g per day in divided doses. Newborns and children are administered from 50 to 200 mg / kg per day in 2 divided doses.

Possible side effects and contraindications are basically the same as for other cephalosporins.

When drinking alcohol, during treatment with cefoperazone, a teturam-like reaction is possible (see Teturam).

Release form: in bottles on 0,5 - 1, 0 and 2 g of sodium salt of cefoperazone,

Solutions are incompatible with aminoglycoside solutions (in the same syringe).