October 31, 2014
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RAN-Cefprozil

(cefprozil)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02293528 RAN-CEFPROZIL 250 MG TABLET
02293536 RAN-CEFPROZIL 500 MG TABLET
02293579 RAN-CEFPROZIL 250MG / 5ML POWDER FOR SUSPENSION
02329204 RAN-CEFPROZIL 125MG/5 ML POWER FOR SUSPENSION

How does RAN-Cefprozil work? What will it do for me?

Cefprozil is an antibiotic that belongs to the family of medications known as cephalosporins. It is used to treat certain types of infections caused by bacteria. It is most commonly used to treat infections of the throat, ear, sinus, skin, and bladder. It works by weakening the cell walls of the bacteria causing the infection, thereby killing the bacteria.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use RAN-Cefprozil?

Adults: The recommended dose for adults and adolescents 13 years and older is 250 mg to 500 mg every 12 to 24 hours. The exact dose depends on the condition being treated.

Children: The recommended children's dose is 7.5 mg to 15 mg per kilogram of body weight every 12 hours, or up to 20 mg per kilogram every 24 hours. The exact dose depends on the condition being treated.

Cefprozil can be taken with or without food.

Finish all of this medication, even you start to feel better. This will reduce the chance of the infection returning.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does RAN-Cefprozil come in?

Tablets

250 mg
Each oval, white to off-white, film-coated tablet, debossed with "RB 41" on one side and plain on the other side, contains cefprozil 250 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide.

500 mg
Each oval, white to off-white, film-coated tablet, debossed with "RB 42" on one side and plain on the other side, contains cefprozil 500 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide.

Powder for suspension

Each bottle contains yellowish-pink-coloured granular powder forming yellowish-pink-coloured suspension on constitution with water. The resulting suspension has a characteristic fruity flavour. Each bottle contains cefprozil monohydrate equivalent to 125 mg or 250 mg of cefprozil per 5 mL of constituted solution. Nonmedicinal ingredients: aspartame, citric acid anhydrous, colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminium Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminium Lake, flavour fruit gum 912, flavour cherry 594 SD, glycine, polysorbate 80, simethicone emulsion, sodium benzoate, sodium chloride, microcrystalline cellulose & carboxymethylcellulose sodium, carboxymethyl cellulose sodium, and sucrose.

Who should NOT take RAN-Cefprozil?

Cefprozil should not be taken by anyone who:

  • is allergic to cefprozil or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • is allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics

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