Proctil is indicated in the following diseases:-
1. Lower respiratory tract infections
2. Upper respiratory tract infections
3. Urinary tract infections including gonorrhoea, cystitis
4. Skin & soft tissue infections
5. Gynecological infections
6. Acute otitis media
7. Childhood infections
Dosage & Administration:
Adults: Allergic rhinitis: 120 mg once daily or 60 mg twice daily and Urticaria: 180 mg once daily. Children: 2-11 years: 30 mg (1 spoonful) or 5 ml twice daily and 6 months-2 years: 15 mg (1/2 spoonful) or 2.5 ml twice daily.
Proctil should be administered orally with food to enhance absorption. Proctil suspension may be given without regard to food.
15 days - 6 months : 4 mg/kg every 12 hours
6 months - 2 years : 40 mg every 12 hours
3 - 8 years : 80 mg every 12 hours
over 9 years : 100 mg every 12 hours
Patients with renal dysfunction: For patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance <30 ml/min) the dosing intervals should be increased to 24 hourly.
Patients with liver cirrhosis: Cefpodoxime pharmacokinetics in cirrhotic patients are similar to those in healthy subjects. Dose adjustment is not necessary in this population.
Proctil PFS: Each 5 ml suspension contains Cefpodoxime Proxetil USP equivalent to Cefpodoxime 40 mg.