Vantin Product Description
Vantin is a cephalosporin antibiotic approved to treat or prevent bacterial infections in infants older than 2 months, children, adolescents and adults. Vantin is used for eradication of different types of infections, including, but not limited to:
- Haemophilus influenzae; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Escherichia coli; Moraxella catarrhalis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Proteus mirabilis; Staphylococcus (aureus, saprophyticus); Streptococcus (pneumoniae, pyogenes).
Vantin helps to get and maintain a significant antibacterial effect when treating:
- Uncomplicated: skin and skin structure infections; urinary tract infections (including, cystitis);
- Acute: maxillary sinusitis (bacterial sinusitis); otitis media; exacerbation of chronic bronchitis;
- Mild to moderate respiratory tract infections, including: pharyngitis; community-acquired bacterial pneumonia; tonsillitis;
- Acute, uncomplicated: anorectal gonococcal infections in women; cervical gonorrhea and/or urethral gonorrhea in men and women.
The maximum daily dose of Vantin for adolescents and adults is 800mg. The maximum dose of Vantin for infants and children is 10 mg a day per each kg of child’s body weight (but not more than 400 mg per day).
If you forget to use your prescribed dose of Vantin, take it as soon as possible unless it is close to the time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose of this cephalosporin antibiotic and take the next Vantin tablet without doubling the dose.
Vantin is prescribed as a short-term antibiotic therapy, lasting from 5 to 14 days. For successful eradication of bacterial infection, Vantin should be taken twice a day. Single dose of Vantin is prescribed only for the treatment of gonococcal infections.
Vantin tablets must be stored at room temperature not above 25°C in a tightly closed package. Please, keep this cephalosporin antibiotic out of reach of children and protect tablets from excessive moisture.
Vantin Safety Information
Vantin may cause severe allergy in the patients with a personal history of hypersensitivity to beta-lactam antibiotics (penams, cephems). If you have any signs and symptoms of allergic reaction to Vantin tablets or oral suspension, stop using this cephalosporin antibiotic.
The materials about bacterial infections published in Vantin overview are presented for information only and should not be considered as a substitute for the recommendation or medical advice of the primary care provider. The online pharmacy waives all kind of responsibility for the damage, loss or detriment relating to the usage of information about antibiotic therapy and Vantin.
Vantin Side Effects
Mainly, adverse events occur when using high daily doses of Vantin. Most often, this cephalosporin antibiotic causes nausea, flatulence, abdominal pain, loose stools, gastric pressure, loss of appetite, vulvovaginal, vaginal fungal infections or headache. Adverse events that require cancellation of Vantin occur in less than 3% of patients. In general, the cause of the cancellation is severe rashes or severe gastrointestinal adverse events (including vomiting or diarrhea).