Orelox is chemically Cefpodoxime proxetil, an antibiotic belonging to the group of 3rd generation cephalosporins. It is active against a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms. This drug is recommended for the treatment of infections in children caused by organisms sensitive to cefpodoxime proxetil, particularly:



Precaution of use

Side effects

As with all active substances, the drug may in some children cause effects of varying degrees of intensity; more particularly diarrhoea, but also abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and cutaneous eruptions.

Dosage and administration

It is recommended to administer the product during a meal.

The average recommended dosage is 8 mg per kg per day to be taken in two divided doses at 12 hours intervals. Beyond 200 mg per day (25 kg), the 100 mg tablet may be used.

For administration, please use the calibrated spoon where the dosage cone has the calibration marks in kg (from 5 to 25) corresponding to the child weight. For example the calibration mark “12” corresponds to the quantity to be administered to a 12 kg child twice a day.

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