Cefixime tablets, Mfr. Std., 400 mg Cefixime for oral suspension, Mfr. Std., 100 mg/5 mL
sanofi-aventis Canada Inc. 2150 St. Elzear Blvd. West Laval, Quebec H7L 4A8 Submission Control No. : 142028
Date of Revision: November 25, 2010
s-a Version 4.0 dated November 25, 2010
PRODUCT MONOGRAPH SUPRAX® Cefixime tablets, Mfr. Std., 400 mg Cefixime for oral suspension, Mfr. Std., 100 mg/5 mL
THERAPEUTIC CLASSIFICATION Antibiotic ACTION AND CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY SUPRAX (cefixime) exerts its bactericidal effect by attaching to penicillin-binding proteins and inhibiting peptidoglycan synthesis, thus causing damage to the bacterial cell wall. Following oral dosing, SUPRAX attains peak serum levels in approximately 4 hours. The half-life is about 3 to 4 hours and is not dose dependent. Cefixime is excreted by renal and biliary mechanisms. About 50% of the absorbed dose is excreted unchanged in the urine within 24 hours. There is no evidence of metabolism of cefixime in vivo.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE SUPRAX (cefixime) is indicated in the treatment of the following infections caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms: Upper Respiratory Tract: Pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by S. pyogenes. Middle Ear: Otitis media caused by S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains), M. catarrhalis (former B. catarrhalis) (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains) and S. pyogenes. Paranasal sinuses: Sinusitis caused by S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains), and M. catarrhalis (former B. catarrhalis) (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains). Lower Respiratory Tract: Acute bronchitis caused by S. pneumoniae, M. catarrhalis (former B. catarrhalis) (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains) and H. influenzae (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains). Urinary Tract: Acute uncomplicated cystitis and urethritis caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis, and Klebsiella species.
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CONTRAINDICATIONS SUPRAX (cefixime) is contraindicated in patients with known allergies to the cephalosporin or penicillin antibiotics. It is important to consider this diagnosis in patients who present with diarrhea. and treatment with an antibacterial agent clinically effective against Clostridium difficile. CDAD may range in severity from mild diarrhea to fatal colitis. including SUPRAX (cefixime). therapy may need to be adjusted.
WARNINGS IN PENICILLIN-SENSITIVE PATIENTS. including penicillinase (beta-lactamase-positive) and nonpenicillinase (beta-lactamase-negative) producing strains. toxic megacolon. CDAD has been reported to occur over 2 months after the administration of antibacterial agents. Treatment with antibacterial agents may alter the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of Clostridium difficile. Antibiotics. C. including SUPRAX. however. If warranted. or perforation of colon subsequent to the administration of any antibacterial agent. SUPRAX (cefixime) SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED CAUTIOUSLY. In moderate to severe cases. Appropriate cultures should be taken for susceptibility testing before initiating treatment with SUPRAX. pseudomembranous colitis. protein supplementation. difficile produces toxins A and B. as surgical intervention may be required in certain severe cases.Uncomplicated Gonorrhea Uncomplicated gonorrhea (cervical/urethral and rectal) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. PATIENTS MAY BE SENSITIVE TO PENICILLINS AND NOT TO CEPHALOSPORINS SUCH AS SUPRAX OR BE SENSITIVE TO BOTH. once these are obtained. CDAD may cause significant morbidity and mortality. should be administered cautiously to any patient who has demonstrated some form of allergy. therapy may be instituted before susceptibility results are known. Clostridium difficile-associated disease Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) has been reported with use of many antibacterial agents. consideration should be given to management with fluids and electrolytes. Mild cases of CDAD usually respond to discontinuation of antibacterial agents not directed against Clostridium difficile. or symptoms of colitis. particularly to drugs. If the diagnosis of CDAD is suspected or confirmed. appropriate therapeutic measures should be initiated. which contribute to the development of CDAD. CDAD can be refractory to antimicrobial therapy.
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. MEDICAL LITERATURE INDICATES THAT PATIENTS SENSITIVE TO CEPHALOSPORINS ARE VERY LIKELY TO BE PENICILLIN SENSITIVE. Surgical evaluation should be instituted as clinically indicated.
. which might result in overgrowth. including SUPRAX. e.g. or within 2-3 weeks subsequent to the administration of SUPRAX. Renal Impairment: SUPRAX may be administered in the presence of impaired renal function. particularly during prolonged treatment. pressor amines. where appropriate (see ADVERSE REACTIONS section). and.e. See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section.
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. Do not use SUPRAX to treat Staphylococcus aureus as this strain of staphylococcus is resistant to cefixime. If superinfection occurs during therapy. Severe cases of hemolytic anemia.. If a patient develops anemia anytime during. antihistamines. appropriate measures should be taken. but dose modification is recommended for patients with moderate or severe renal impairment (i. including measurement of hematological parameters or drug-induced antibody testing.Hemolytic anemia SUPRAX SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PATIENTS WITH A HISTORY OF CEPHALOSPORIN-ASSOCIATED HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA SINCE THE RECURRENCE OF HEMOLYSIS IS MUCH MORE SEVERE. Once daily dosing only must be used for urinary tract infections. or corticosteroids. including fatalities. Patients may benefit from periodic monitoring for signs and symptoms of hemolytic anemia. the patient should be treated with appropriate agents. The possibility of the emergence of resistant organisms. if necessary. should be kept in mind. since twice daily dosing was shown to be not as effective in clinical studies. In such use. the diagnosis of a cephalosporin-associated anemia should be considered and the drug discontinued until the etiology is determined. creatinine clearance of < 40 mL/min).
PRECAUTIONS General: If an allergic reaction to SUPRAX (cefixime) occurs. Broad-spectrum antibiotics such as SUPRAX should be prescribed with caution in individuals with a history of gastrointestinal disease. An immune mediated hemolytic anemia has been observed in patients receiving cephalosporin class antibacterials. careful observation of the patient is essential. have been reported with cephalosporins in both adults and children. the drug should be discontinued.
7% with the oral suspension when compared to the tablet after doses of 400 mg. A false-positive direct Coombs test has been reported during treatment with cephalosporin antibiotics.
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.4% and the Cmax is greater by approximately 20. it should be recognized that a positive Coombs test may be due to the drug. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION section). therefore. Benedict's solution. Usage in Pregnancy: The safety of SUPRAX in the treatment of infection in pregnant women has not been established. tablets should not be substituted for oral suspension particularly in the treatment of otitis media where clinical trial experience with the suspension only is available. Because of the lack of bioequivalence. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk. It is recommended that glucose tests based on enzymatic glucose oxidase reactions (such as Clinistix*) be used. This increased absorption should be taken into consideration if the oral suspension is to be substituted for the tablet. this drug should be used during pregnancy only if the likely benefits of using SUPRAX outweigh the potential risk to the fetus and/or the mother. The administration of beta-lactams may result in a false-positive reaction for glucose in the urine using Clinitest*. Trademark of Bayer Healthcare LLC subsidiary of Bayer Corporation. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response.Bioavailability Differences Between Tablet and Suspension: The area under the time versus concentration curve is greater by approximately 26. Nursing Mothers: It is not known whether cefixime is excreted in human milk. Reproduction studies have been performed in mice and rats at doses up to 400 times the human dose and have revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to cefixime. Labour and Delivery: SUPRAX has not been studied for use during labour and delivery. caution should be exercised when cefixime is administered to a nursing woman. Usage in Children: Safety and effectiveness of SUPRAX in children less than six months old have not been established. Drug/Laboratory Interactions: A false-positive reaction for ketones in the urine may occur with tests using nitroprusside but not with those using nitroferricyanide. or Fehling's solution.
dosed once a day (12. Other Adverse Events including Post-Marketing Surveillance Data: The following adverse reactions have been reported following the use of SUPRAX. which appears slightly more frequently in adults. Several patients developed severe diarrhea and/or documented pseudomembranous colitis. When SUPRAX was used as single 400 mg dose therapy in clinical trials in the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhoea. except as otherwise noted. Forty-seven percent of the adult patients experienced at least one adverse reaction (mild 24%. stool changes 12%. headache 11%. moderate events occurred in 0. Central Nervous System: Headaches (11%) and dizziness (3%). abdominal pain (5%). which were each observed in 5% of children treated. moderate 13%.9%) versus twice a day (8%). severe 3%). nausea 9%. nausea (9%). SGOT and alkaline phosphatase. adverse reactions which were considered to be related to SUPRAX therapy.5%).2%. which were reported in 37% of all adult patients treated (mild 21%. and a few required hospitalization. stool changes (12%). and dyspepsia 3%.2%.9% (21/358) of patients. moderate 6. These symptoms usually responded to symptomatic therapy or ceased when SUPRAX (cefixime) was discontinued. the incidence of adverse reactions in pediatric patients receiving the suspension was generally comparable to the incidence seen in adult patients receiving tablets. Pseudomembranous colitis has been reported rarely. Other than for generally mild rashes or emesis. severe 1.ADVERSE REACTIONS Clinical Trials: Five percent (5%) of patients in the clinical trials discontinued therapy because of drug-related adverse reactions. moderate 19%. Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea (15%). abdominal pain 5%. Hepatic: Transient elevations of SGPT.
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. severe 2%). Thirty-six percent of the pediatric patient population experienced at least one adverse reaction (mild 25%. were reported for 5. severe 4%). flatulence (3%). Incidence rates were less than 1 in 50 (less than 2%).7% of all patients.9% of all patients and no adverse reactions were reported as severe. moderate 9%. The predominant adverse events seen in adults in clinical trials with SUPRAX (cefixime) were diarrhea 15%. Clinically mild gastrointestinal side effects occurred in 3. The most commonly seen adverse reactions in the clinical trials of the tablet formulation were gastrointestinal events. The rates of the most prevalent adverse reactions were similar in the once a day and twice a day dosing regimens with the exception of headache. dyspepsia (3%). Individual event rates included diarrhea 1% and loose or frequent stools 1%. and vomiting (2%). (mild 7. Incidence rates for all other adverse reactions reported for adults in these trials were less than 1%.
Prolongation in prothrombin time was seen rarely. Hypersensitivity Reactions: Skin rashes. leukopenia. Other: Genital pruritus. Stevens-Johnson syndrome. superinfection. the drug should be discontinued. neutropenia and agranulocytosis. otherwise. Gastric lavage may be indicated. Cases of immune hemolytic anemia have been observed (see WARNINGS. Abnormal laboratory tests were reported including positive Coombs test. thrombocytosis. no specific antidote exists. hepatic dysfunction including cholestasis.Renal: Transient elevations in Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) or creatinine. and hemorrhage. Hemic and Lymphatic Systems: Transient thrombocytopenia. elevated LDH. Skin: Bullous skin reactions (erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome) have been reported very rarely. particularly in patients with renal impairment when the dosage was not reduced (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and OVERDOSAGE sections). hemolytic anemia. Anticonvulsant therapy can be given if clinically indicated. Anaphylactic reactions (urticaria and angioedema) have been reported rarely. contact your regional Poison Control Centre. drug fever and pruritus. In addition to the adverse reactions listed above which have been observed in patients treated with SUPRAX the following adverse reactions and altered laboratory tests have been reported for cephalosporin-class antibiotics. vaginitis and candidiasis has been reported.
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. Allergic reactions were reported including anaphylaxis.
SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF OVERDOSAGE For management of a suspected drug overdose. toxic nephropathy. renal dysfunction. toxic epidermal necrolysis. Hemolytic anemia section). aplastic anemia. erythema multiforme. If seizures associated with SUPRAX occur. Cefixime is not removed in significant quantities from the circulation by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. pancytopenia. elevated bilirubin. eosinophilia. Several cephalosporins have been implicated in triggering seizures. neutropenia and agranulocytosis.
Duration of Therapy: Duration of dosage in clinical trials was 10 to 14 days.0 7. a therapeutic dose of SUPRAX should be administered for at least 10 days.
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.5 100 19 152 25 200 35 280
DOSE/DAY (mL) 2. Otitis media should be treated with the suspension.0 14. a dose of 200 mg (one-half of a 400 mg tablet) given twice daily may be considered except for urinary tract infections where once daily dosing must be used.6 10. In the treatment of infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes. Clinical studies of otitis media were conducted with the suspension only and the suspension results in higher peak blood levels than the tablet when administered at the same dose. The duration of treatment should be guided by the patient's clinical and bacteriological response. Patients whose creatinine clearance is less than 20 mL/min should be given 50% of the standard daily dosage.0
Children weighing more than 50 kg or older than 12 years should be treated with the recommended adult dose. Normal dose and schedule may be employed in patients with creatinine clearances of 40 mL/min or greater. Children: The recommended dose of SUPRAX is 8 mg/kg/day once daily. When necessary. Renal Impairment: SUPRAX may be administered in the presence of impaired renal function. When necessary. a single oral dose of 400 mg is recommended. Patients whose clearance is between 20 and 40 mL/min should be given 75% of the standard daily dosage. the tablet should not be substituted for the suspension in the treatment of otitis media (see PRECAUTIONS section).4 5. Therefore. For treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal infections. Table 1 .DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Adults: The recommended dose of SUPRAX (cefixime) is 400 mg once daily. a dose of 4 mg/kg given twice daily may be considered except for urinary tract infections where once daily dosing must be used.Pediatric dosage chart WEIGHT DOSE/DAY (Kg) (mg) 6 48 12. Safety and effectiveness in infants aged less than six months have not been established.
NOTE: Neither hemodialysis.Experience in children with renal impairment is very limited.
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. nor peritoneal dialysis remove significant amounts of cefixime from the body.
sparingly soluble in ethanol.1
Composition: SUPRAX (cefixime) is available in scored 400 mg film coated tablets and in powder for oral suspension.5 g in 10 mL suspension is between 2. Slightly soluble in water.50 Cefixime is a white to light yellow powder. which can be reconstituted to provide 100 mg/5 mL.
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.2. The pH of a 0.PHARMACEUTICAL INFORMATION Chemistry: Trade Name: Proper Name: Chemical Name: SUPRAX Cefixime (6R. 7R)-7-[[(Z)-2-(2-aminothiazol-4-yl)-2[(carboxymethoxy)imino]acetyl]amino]-3-ethenyl-8-oxo5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid trihydrate. practically insoluble in ethyl acetate.3H20 507. soluble in methanol.6 and 4.
Molecular Formula: Molecular Weight: Description:
Reconstitution Directions for Oral Suspensions: Bottle: SIZE 50 mL Method: RECONSTITUTION DIRECTIONS Suspend with 33 mL water. microcrystalline cellulose. The 400 mg tablets are supplied as follows: . Shake well before using. oblong. hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. The 400 mg tablet can be split into two equal parts of 200 mg.
After mixing. sodium lauryl sulfate and titanium dioxide. sodium benzoate. light mineral oil.
AVAILABILITY Tablets: SUPRAX (cefixime) tablets 400 mg are biconvex.
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. Keep container tightly closed. magnesium stearate.Blister packs of 10 tablets Powder for Oral Suspension: SUPRAX (cefixime) Powder for Oral Suspension is a white to cream-coloured-granulated powder which when reconstituted as directed contains 100 mg/5 mL cefixime. . sucrose and xanthan gum. Powder for Oral Suspension: The powder for oral suspension contains artificial strawberry flavour. breaking scores on both sides and engraved EM 400 on one side.Blister packs of 7 tablets. with rounded flattened corners. Add 33 mL of water in TWO PORTIONS. Mix well after each addition. Provides 20 mg/mL. Discard unused portion after 14 days. pregelatinized starch. Tap the bottle several times to loosen powder contents prior to reconstitution. The powder for oral suspension is supplied in bottles of 50 mL.Inactive Ingredients: Tablets: The 400 mg tablets contain: Calcium phosphate dibasic dihydrate. white film coated tablets. the suspension may be kept for 14 days at room temperature or under refrigeration without significant loss of potency.
influenzae.54 0.15 0.71 0.06 0.08 0.01 0.30 25.03 0.70 48. Table 2 .05 0.03 0. influenzae.40 20.27 0.04 0.60 0. Beta-lactamase-positive H.05 0.74 0.00 0.13 0.19 0.10 0.05 0.04 0. influenzae.05 0.41 0.40 38.008 0.03 0.60 1.12 2.00 0.Activity of cefixime against clinical isolates of bacteria Number of Organism isolates GRAM-NEGATIVE Acinetobacter calcoaceticus Moraxella catarrhalis (formerly Branhamella catarrhalis) Campylobacter jejuni Citrobacter amalonaticus Citrobacter diversus Citrobacter Freundii Enterobacter aerogenes Enterobacter agglomerans Enterobacter cloacae Enterobacter species Escherichia coli Haemophilus influenzae H.48 3.015 MIC50a (µg/mL)
MIC90 (µg /mL)
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.015 0.008 0.Storage: The tablets and powder for oral suspension should be stored at controlled room temperature 15 . influenzae.34 17.85 0.30°C.40 2.
MICROBIOLOGY In vitro activity of SUPRAX (cefixime) against various gram-positive and gram-negative organisms is presented in Table 2.06 0.15 0.16 57. Beta-lactamase-negative H.12 0.40 1.08 0.14 1. Ampicillin-susceptible H. Ampicillin-resistant H. parainfluenzae Klebsiella oxytoca Klebsiella pneumoniae Klebsiella species Morganella morganii Neisseria gonorrhoeae Neisseria gonorrhoeae Beta-lactamase-negative Neisseria gonorrhoeae Beta-lactamase-positive Neisseria gonorrhoeae Tetracycline-resistant 434 108 10 56 154 766 644 63 1532 442 6190 751 2236 30 82 188 2 490 2760 128 741 325 325 195 99 9.008 19.08 0.06 0.07 0.32 0.
42 0.10 6.80 0. minimal inhibitory concentration.13 0.70
Geometric mean MIC for 50% and 90% of the isolates.05 0. Abbreviation: MIC. most strains of Enterobacter . Listeria monocytogenes .03 0.00 36.06 0.
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.11 0. most strains of staphylococci (including methicillin-resistant strains) .40 47.21 0.
The following organisms are resistant to cefixime: .16 0.37
0.05 0.06 0.17 0.Activity of cefixime against clinical isolates of bacteria (cont’d) Number of MIC50a Organism (µg/mL) isolates GRAM-NEGATIVE Neisseria gonorrhoeae Chromasomally-resistant Neisseria meningitis Pasteurella multocida Proteus mirabilis Proteus vulgaris Proteus.Table 2.00 2.67 2.00 17.25 0.15 53.50 10.06 0.91 0.90 0.17 0.71 0.22 0.37 0.50 61. indole-positive Proteus species Providencia rettgeri Providencia stuartii Providencia species Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pseudomonas cepacia Salmonella enteriditis Salmonella species Serratia marcescens Shigella species Yersinia enterocolitica GRAM-POSITIVE Enterococcus faecalis Enterococcus species Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus epidermidis Streptococcus agalactiae Streptococcus pyogenes Streptococcus Group B Streptococcus pneumoniae Streptococcus viridans
MIC90 (µg /mL)
173 19 1 1983 658 118 4 346 241 15 2003 132 27 337 1552 327 62
161 988 1949 438 48 830 112 547 42
65. most strains of Bacteroides fragilis and Clostridia.06 0.12 0.84
100. strains of group D streptococci (including enterococci) .29 26.87 0.21 12.06 0.10 5.10 0.06 0.60 33.32 0.015 0. Pseudomonas species .34 0.48 1.09 0.25 0.80 0.06 0.00 33.
. A report of "Resistant" indicates that achievable concentrations of the antibiotic are unlikely to be inhibitory and other therapy should be selected. Dilution Techniques: Broth or agar dilution methods can be used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value for susceptibility of bacterial isolates to cefixime.Recommended Susceptibility Ranges: Agar Disk Diffusion Moderately Organisms Resistant Resistant a Neisseria gonorrhoeae All other organisms < 15 mm 16-18 mm a Using GC Agar Base with a defined 1% supplement with cysteine.g. The class disk for cephalosporin susceptibility testing (the cephalothin disk) is not appropriate because of spectrum differences with cefixime. The 5 µg disk should give the following zone diameter: Table 4 . gonorrhoeae ATCC 49226 37-45 a Using GC Agar Base with a defined 1% supplement with cysteine. One such procedure has been recommended for use with disks to test susceptibility to cefixime.
Susceptible > 31 mm > 19 mm
A report of "Susceptible" indicates that the pathogen is likely to be inhibited by generally achievable blood levels. urine) in which high antibiotic levels are attained. The 5 µg cefixime disk should be used for all in vitro testing of isolates.Susceptibility testing: Susceptibility Tests: Diffusion Techniques: Quantitative methods that require measurement of zone diameters give an estimate of antibiotic susceptibility. Standardized procedures require the use of laboratory control organisms. Interpretation involves correlation of the diameters obtained in the disk test with the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for cefixime. A report of "Moderately Susceptible" indicates that inhibitory concentrations of the antibiotic may well be achieved if high dosage is used or if the infection is confined to tissues and fluids (e. Reports from the laboratory giving results of the standard single-disk susceptibility test with a 5 µg cefixime disk should be interpreted according to the following criteria: Table 3 . The recommended susceptibility breakpoints are as follows:
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. coli ATCC 25922 23-27 a N.Control organisms: Agar Disk Diffusion Organism Zone Diameter (mm) E.
and brain at 1 hour following a single oral dose of cefixime and to the kidneys.004 . liver.25 <1
As with standard diffusion methods. lung. heart.
PHARMACOLOGY Animal Pharmacology: Tissue Distribution/Accumulation: In rats.32 a N. is about 40% to 50% absorbed. lungs. spleen.25 . After multiple oral dosing. gonorrhoeae ATCC 49226 0.MIC Interpretive Standards (µg /mL) Organisms Neisseria gonorrhoeae All other organisms
Moderately Resistant 2
Susceptible < 0. urinary bladder. In dogs. there was no evidence of drug accumulation in serum or urine after two weeks of intravenous dosing (320 and 1000 mg/kg/day) in adult dogs. dilution procedures require the use of laboratory control organisms.Table 5 . liver.1 S. coli ATCC 25922 0. it was noted that cefixime is excreted in the bile in excess of 10% of the administered dose. Standard cefixime powder should give the following MIC ranges in daily testing of quality control organisms: Table 6 .0. In animal studies. heart. kidney.
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. 14C-labelled cefixime was distributed (in order of descending amounts) to the kidneys. accumulation of cefixime was negligible in the serum and urine of adult rats and dogs. aureus ATCC 29213 8 . tissue radioactivity was noted in bile. given orally. Human Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: SUPRAX (cefixime). and brain after single or multiple intravenous dosing with 14C-labelled cefixime. The doses used in these studies were 100 and 1000 mg/kg/day administered for 1 month to rats and up to 400 mg/kg/day (100. blood. In addition. liver. testes.Control organisms: Dilution technique MIC Range Organism (µg /mL) E. 200 and 400 mg/kg/day) for 53 weeks to dogs. and lungs at 5 minutes after a single intravenous dose.03
Using GC Agar Base with a defined 1% supplement with cysteine.
7 1.3 4. Peak serum concentrations occur between 2 and 5 hours following a single administration of 200 mg suspension.Serum Levels of Cefixime in Adults after Administration of Tablets (µg/mL) DOSE 1hr 2hr 4hr 6hr 8hr 12hr 24hr 100 mg* 0.2 200 mg 0.6 0.4% with the oral suspension than with the tablet after doses of 400 mg.0 1. a single 400 mg tablet produces an average concentration of approximately 3.07 The serum half-life of cefixime in healthy subjects is independent of dosage form and averaged 3 to 4 hours but may range up to 9 hours in some normal volunteers.8 2.7 µg/mL). Peak serum concentrations occur between 2 and 6 hours following oral administration of a single 200 mg tablet.9 0.
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.7 1.0 1.3 0.5 3.5 2.6 0.1 1. The area under the time versus concentration curve is greater by approximately 26. Metabolism: There is no evidence of metabolism of cefixime in vivo. in adults.7 0.8 µg/mL (range 1 to 4.5 1.8 0. a single 400 mg tablet or 400 mg suspension of SUPRAX. Table 7 .0 0.2 0.4 0.2 2. The oral suspension.5 0.07 400 mg 1.4 0.5 µg/mL (range 1. following 200 mg and 400 mg doses produces average concentrations of 2.7 1. See Tables 7 and 8.7 0.02 200 mg 1.5 µg/mL) and 4.2 0.04 * ½ x 200 mg tablets Table 8 .0 0.03 400 mg 1.3 to 7.2 0.4 3.1 2.In adults a single 200 mg tablet of SUPRAX produces an average peak serum concentration of approximately 2 µg/mL (range 1 to 4 µg/mL).8 1. This increased absorption should be taken into consideration if the oral suspension is to be substituted for the tablet.3 0.4 2.7 µg/mL).Serum Levels of Cefixime in Adults after Administration of Oral Suspension (µg/mL) DOSE 1hr 2hr 4hr 6hr 8hr 12hr 24hr 100 mg 0.9 to 7. respectively. Excretion: Cefixime is excreted by renal and biliary mechanisms.4 µg/mL (range 1.2 2.8 3.3 2.3 0.
Over a 24 hour period. Multiple dose studies conducted with 200 mg or 400 mg tablets in normal volunteers showed there was little or no accumulation of drug in serum or urine after dosing for 14 days. Adequate data on CSF levels of cefixime are not available.6 µg/mL. the average serum half-life of cefixime is prolonged to 6. 6. AGE (CHILDREN) The dose proportionality of SUPRAX suspension was evaluated in 42 pediatric patients who were 6 months of age or older. In severe renal impairment (5 to 20 mL/min creatinine clearance).1 164 Distribution and Accumulation: Cefixime appears to be widely distributed. (Table 10). Serum protein binding is concentration independent with a bound fraction of approximately 65%. and 8 mg/kg.5 hours) increased with dose but not in a dose-proportional manner. approximately 20% and 16% of a 200 mg and 400 mg dose of cefixime.4 hours.5 to 4. adequate tissue concentration data relating to tablet and suspension are not available.Mean urinary excretion of cefixime after 200 and 400 mg dose in 12 healthy men 24-h Urinary Recovery of Maximum Concentration of DOSE Cefixime (% of Cefixime in Urine (µg/mL) administered dose) 200 mg 20. however. With doses of 4.8 µg/mL.
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. The serum concentrations after the 6 and 8 mg/kg doses were 2. An additional 10% or more was recovered from bile. the 8 mg/kg dose did not produce twice the serum level observed with the 4 mg/kg dose. In particular.0 107 400 mg 16. respectively was excreted in the urine. the half-life increased to an average of 11. The mean serum concentrations following the 4 mg/kg dose were 2. serum concentrations at a single time point after administration (3. Factors Affecting Pharmacokinetics: RENAL In patients with moderate impairment of renal function (20 to 40 mL/min creatinine clearance).The urinary recoveries of orally administered 200 mg and 400 mg doses of cefixime in 12 healthy men are presented in Table 9. The drug is not cleared significantly from the blood by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.2 to 2.5 hours. Table 9 .
6 µg.5 h after administration at the following age ranges (yr) DOSE 0. Blood and urine samples were obtained at frequent intervals.Table 10 .64 µg/mL and 28.5 to 2 > 2 to < 6 All Patients ≥6 4 mg/kg 6 mg/kg 8 mg/kg 2.45 µg/mL and 49.h/mL).55 2.h/mL) and day 5 (4.5 20.Mean pharmacokinetic values in 42 pediatric patients following administration of a single dose of SUPRAX suspension Mean Serum Concentration (µg/mL) at 3.74 3.3 49.9 3. Table 11 shows the mean serum concentration-time profiles of cefixime.2 24. time to reach maximum serum concentration. T1/2 fe GROUP (yrs) (µg/mL) (h) (µg.82 4.91
AGE (ELDERLY PATIENTS) All adults may be given the same dosage regimen of SUPRAX regardless of age.22 4.48 3.07 3. respectively. serum half-life.5 µg. Cmax and AUC were greater in the elderly on the first (4.51 3. area under the serum concentration versus time curve. but their magnitude was too small to be of clinical significance.h/mL (h) (% dose) Young 20-32 4.51 2.77 µg/mL and 41.Mean pharmacokinetic parameters for cefixime on day 5 in young and elderly subjects given 400 mg daily for 5 days AGE Cmax Tmax AUC0-inf. A comparative pharmacokinetic study in 12 healthy men over 64 years of age and in 12 men 18 to 35 years of age used a 400 mg dose of SUPRAX administered once daily for 5 days. Cmax values were 4.8 hours).9 µg.24 µg/mL in the fed and fasted states. Table 11 . This effect is of no clinical significance and probably reflects a small delay in gastric emptying due to the presence
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. SUPRAX was administered as a single 400 mg dose with and without food in a crossover study in 20 healthy men.79 2. T1/2 values were not different between the two groups.9 34.
FOOD (EFFECT OF FOOD ON ABSORPTION) There was no clinically significant effect of food on the absorption of cefixime.8 hours versus 4.44 4.40 2. These differences were statistically significant.5 4. Food slowed the time to reach Cmax by about 1 hour (3.6
Abbreviations: Cmax Tmax AUC T1/2 fe
peak serum concentration.68 4.2 Elderly 65-74 = = = = = 5.h/mL) days of dosing when compared with corresponding values in the young subjects on day 1 (3.56 4.h/mL) and fifth (5.22 and 4.0 µg. urinary recovery of cefixime expressed as a fraction of the administered dose.53 µg/mL and 34.
a total intravenous infusion dose of 5. half-life. since the volume of distribution and clearance increased to the same extent.32 g/kg. intraperitoneal. there was no statistically significant change in the fraction of unbound cefixime with the addition of acetaminophen. The tolerated intravenous dose in rabbits (3M/group) was 0. lethal dose determination was limited by emesis occurring at a single oral dose of 0. emesis. rats (5-10/sex/group) and rabbits (5/sex/group). After intravenous. and electrocardiogram abnormalities. before.2 g/kg in 2 week old dogs (2M/1F) and 8-week old dogs (1M/2F) were not lethal.32 g/kg or higher. LD50 values were greater than 3. furosemide or diazepam at their reported maximum therapeutic concentrations.
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. there was no mortality among these dogs. ASA did. respectively. Oral doses of 3. LD50 values were 3 g/kg in 4-day old mice. An open-label. However. In a protein-binding interaction study using human serum. heparin. respectively for rats (5-10/sex/group).5 g/kg was not associated with lethality.e. randomized. 8 or 10 g/kg. and 5. approximately two fold increase from 35% to 66% in the unbound fraction. When the interaction was studied in dogs. 7 g/kg in 4-day old rats. With salicylic acid there was a significant. salicylic acid) caused an increase in the unbound fraction of cefixime. or subcutaneous injection. appear to decrease absorption of SUPRAX as evidenced by a 26% reduction in Cmax and 19% reduction in AUC values. Urinary recovery was unaffected by the presence of food: 18. which ultimately resulted in an increase in the volume of distribution and the clearance of the drug.
TOXICOLOGY Single-Dose Toxicity: Oral LD50 values were > 10 g/kg for mice (5-10/sex/group). and > 10 g/kg in 20. and after aluminum/magnesium containing antacids. Young dogs were able to tolerate higher doses of cefixime without emesis than were older dogs due to the incomplete maturation of the emetic centre in young dogs. or 10 g/kg. it was confirmed that ASA-related products (i. In 13 dogs. DRUG INTERACTION A four-way crossover study in 12 healthy men evaluated the pharmacokinetics of SUPRAX when administered with.and 34-day old rats. ibuprofen. In one male dog. for mice (5-10/sex/group). Following oral dosing in young animals (10/sex/group). however. 7. Signs of toxicity in this dog were decreased blood pressure and respiratory rate. crossover study in 15 healthy men found that concomitant administration of ASA (650 mg) with SUPRAX 400 mg tablet had no effect on protein binding.4% (fed) and 17.7% (fasted) of the doses were recovered in 24 hours. phenytoin. did not affect body weight and were not associated with gross postmortem or histopathologic changes. or renal clearance of SUPRAX. The administration of antacid did not significantly alter the pharmacokinetic parameters of cefixime. there was no net effect on the elimination half-life of cefixime.of food.
glucose. Soft feces were noted in all dose groups. Two IP doses of 100 to 3200 mg/kg were given to mice in an in vivo micronucleus test. Results of the dog studies showed no drug-related toxicity at doses up to 400 mg/kg/day in adult animals and up to 180 mg/kg/day in young animals. pregnancy rate. studies of 2 weeks duration were conducted in rats (10/sex/group) and dogs (2/sex/group) to assess the effects of daily intravenous administration of cefixime. Soft feces. the oral toxicity of cefixime was investigated in young dogs (7/sex/group) at single daily doses of up to 180 mg/kg or 60 mg/kg administered twice daily for 5 weeks. elevated blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine. cefixime was not lethal at a cumulative dose of 7295 mg/kg. enlargement of the cecum and increased cecal weights were seen across all rat studies. In dog studies. 1 to 2500 µg/mL in an unscheduled DNA synthesis test. These are common findings in rats following treatment with antibiotics. 3200 µg/mL in a mammalian point mutation assay. emesis and nephrotoxicity (i. which was related to treatment. The multiple-dose oral toxicity of cefixime was also investigated in young rats (15/sex/group) and dogs (3/sex/group) at doses up to 3200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg.Multiple-Dose Toxicity: Multiple-dose oral toxicity studies were conducted for periods of 4 weeks to 1 year in rats and dogs. emesis. and ketones in the urine. In addition. teratology. there were no other findings related to cefixime following oral administration. In this study. administered once daily for 5 weeks. Drug concentrations of 0. Mutagenicity: Cefixime did not exhibit mutagenic or clastogenic potential in a battery of genetic toxicology tests. respectively. and 6000 to 10 000 µg/mL in an in vitro cytogenetics test.e. protein. In the fertility and reproductive performance study in rats. The results of these studies follow. length of pregnancy or delivery at oral doses up to 1000 mg/kg/day administered to males (for 68 days prior to pairing and during
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. was noted in some animals receiving cefixime orally. and perinatal/postnatal studies were conducted in animals. The chronic nephropathy of aging rats was exacerbated following administration of high doses of cefixime (1000 mg/kg/day) for 53 weeks. litter parameters (determined at sacrifice on day 13 of pregnancy). tubular degeneration and necrosis of kidneys) were seen.0 µg/plate were used in microbial mutagencity tests. The rat study showed cecal effects similar to those seen in the studies with adult animals. Studies in dogs (4-5/sex/group) employed doses up to 200 mg/kg administered twice daily. An 8-day study in dogs (3/sex/group) utilizing ascending intravenous doses of 80 to 2500 mg/kg was conducted to assess the nephrotoxic potential of cefixime. Decreased urobilinogen was also observed and is considered to be related to changes in the intestinal flora resulting in reduced production of urobilinogen from bilirubin. Studies in rats utilized doses up to 3200 mg/kg administered once daily (15-20/sex/group) or up to 500 mg/kg given twice daily (12/sex/group).001 to 1. no difference between control and drug-treated animals was detected in mating behavior. In addition. In an 8-day. ascending intravenous dose study in dogs. Reproductive Toxicity: Fertility and general reproductive performance.
cefixime did not affect postnatal development or reproductive capacity of the F1 generation or fetal development of the F2 generation. Toxic responses (abortions and/or maternal deaths) typically associated with the administration of antibiotics in this species were elicited at > 10 mg/kg. The results of studies in rats designed to assess the effect of cefixime administered to dams during the perinatal and postnatal periods. and guinea pigs show that cefixime alone has no antigenic potential when administered orally and only weak antigenic potential when administered parenterally with adjuvants or carrier proteins. The results of teratology studies in mice and rats show that cefixime. reproductive capacity of the F1 generation and development of their fetuses (F2) were not affected. cefixime at doses of 3. In addition.
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. at oral doses up to 3200 mg/kg/day. rats. show that cefixime does not affect the duration of pregnancy. at doses up to 3200 mg/kg/day is not teratogenic.the cohabitation period) and females (for 14 days before pairing to weaning). Antigenicity: Results of tests in mice. In studies designed to assess the teratogenic potential of cefixime in rabbits. process of parturition. In these studies in mice and rats. Carcinogenesis: Lifetime studies in animals to evaluate carcinogenic potential have not been conducted.2. rabbits. There was no cross-reactivity detected between cefixime and several other cephalosporin antibiotics. or development and viability of offspring. 10 or 32 mg/kg given daily on days 6 through 18 of pregnancy was not teratogenic in this species.
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