ANSM - Updated on: 06/14/2022
CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g, pour pour solution for injection
Read this leaflet carefully before using this medicine as it contains important information for you.
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· If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
· This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not share it with anyone else. This can harm them even if the signs of illness are the same as yours.
· If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This also applies to side effects not mentioned in this leaflet. See section 4.
What does this booklet contain?
1. What is CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection and when is it used?
2. What information do you need to know before using CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection?
3. How to use CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection?
4. What are the possible side effects?
5. How to store CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection?
6. Package contents and other information.
1. WHAT IS CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Pharmacotherapeutic group: antibacterials for systemic use, third-generation cephalosporins, ATC code: J01DD04.
This medicine is an antibiotic indicated for adults and children (including newborns). It works by killing the bacteria responsible for infections. It belongs to a group of medicines called cephalosporins.
This medicine is used to treat infections:
· of the brain (meningitis);
· middle ear;
· the abdomen and abdominal wall (peritonitis);
· urine and kidneys;
· bones and joints;
· skin and soft tissues;
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Can be given to:
· treatment of specific sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea and syphilis);
· to treat patients with low white blood cell counts (neutropenia) and fever suspected to be caused by bacteria;
· Treatment of acute exacerbations in adults with chronic bronchitis;
· to treat Lyme disease (caused by tick bites) in adults and children, including newborns from 15 days of age;
· to prevent infections associated with surgery.
2. BEFORE YOU USE CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection?
Never use CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection:
· if you are allergic to ceftriaxone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
· if you have had a sudden or severe allergic reaction to penicillin or similar antibiotics (such as cephalosporins, carbapenems or monobactams). Signs include sudden swelling of the throat or face that can cause difficulty breathing or swallowing, sudden swelling of the hands, feet and ankles, and a severe rash that develops quickly;
· If you are allergic to lidocaine and need an injection of ceftriaxone into a muscle.
CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection should not be used in infants if:
· Newborns (up to 28 days old) with certain blood problems or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) or when a product containing calcium needs to be injected into a vein.
Warnings and Precautions
Please talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before usingCEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g, pour pour solution for injection:
· if you have recently used or are about to use products containing calcium;
· if you have recently had diarrhea after taking an antibiotic. if you have ever had bowel problems, particularly colitis (inflammation of the bowel);
· if you have liver or kidney problems (see section 4);
· if you have gallstones or kidney stones;
· if you have other medical conditions, such as B. hemolytic anemia (decrease in red blood cells that can turn the skin pale yellow and cause weakness or shortness of breath);
· If you are on a low sodium diet.
· if you have or have ever had a combination of the following symptoms: rash, red skin, blistering of the lips, eyes and mouth, peeling skin, high fever, flu-like symptoms, increased liver enzymes in blood tests and increased a type of white blood cell (eosinophilia) and Swelling of the lymph nodes (signs of serious skin reactions, see also section 4 “Possible side effects”).
If you need a blood or urine test
If you are using CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection for a long time, you may need regular blood tests. CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection can alter the results of urine tests looking for sugar in the urine and blood tests called the Coombs test. If you need to test:
· Tell the person collecting the sample that you have taken CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection.
If you have diabetes or need blood glucose monitoring, you should not use certain blood glucose meters that may incorrectly measure your blood glucose while you are receiving ceftriaxone. If you use such products, read the instructions for use and tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. If necessary, alternative measurement methods can be used.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before giving your child CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection if:
· he/she has recently taken or is about to take a product containing calcium for injection into a vein.
This medicine contains 83 mg of sodium(main component of cooking/table salt)per bottle of 1 g.This corresponds to 4% of the maximum recommended daily intake of sodium for an adult.
Other medicines and CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
· A type of antibiotic called an aminoglycoside;
· An antibiotic called chloramphenicol (used to treat infections, particularly of the eye).
CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection with food and drink
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
The doctor will assess the benefits of ceftriaxone treatment and the risks to your baby.
drive and operate machines
This medicine can make you dizzy. If you feel dizzy or dizzy, do not drive or use any tools or machines. If you notice these symptoms, talk to your doctor.
CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection contains sodium.
This medicinal product contains 83 mg of sodium (main component of table salt/table salt) per 1 g vial. This corresponds to 4% of the WHO recommended maximum daily intake of 2 g of sodium per adult.
3. HOW TO USE CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection?
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is usually given by a doctor or nurse. It can be given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or injected directly into a vein or muscle. This medicine is being prepared by the doctor, pharmacist or nurse and must not be mixed or given at the same time as injections containing calcium.
Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose of ceftriaxone for you. The dose depends on the severity and type of infection, whether you are taking other antibiotics, your weight and age, and how well your kidneys and liver are working. The number of days or weeks you take this medication depends on the type of infection you have.
Adults, elderly patients, and children 12 years and older weighing 50 kilograms (kg) or more:
· 1 to 2 g once a day, depending on the severity and type of infection. If you have a severe infection, your doctor will give you a higher dose (up to 4 g once a day). If your daily dose is more than 2g, you can take it as a single dose, once a day or in two divided doses.
Newborns, infants and children aged 15 days to 12 years weighing less than 50 kg:
· 50 to 80 mg of ceftriaxone per kilogram of the child's body weight once a day, depending on the severity and type of infection. If you have a severe infection, your doctor will give you a higher dose of up to 100mg per kilogram of body weight, up to a maximum of 4g once a day. If your daily dose is more than 2g, you can take it as a single dose, once a day or in two divided doses.
· Children weighing 50 kg or more should receive the usual adult dose.
Newborn (0-14 days)
· 20 to 50 mg of ceftriaxone per kilogram of the child's body weight once a day, depending on the severity and type of infection.
· The maximum daily dose should not exceed 50 mg per kg of the child's body weight.
People with liver and kidney problems
You can take a different dose than usual. Your doctor will determine the dose of ceftriaxone you need and will monitor you carefully depending on the severity of your liver and kidney disease.
If you use more CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection than you should
If you accidentally receive more than the prescribed dose, contact your doctor or the nearest hospital immediately.
If you forget to use CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection
If you miss an injection, give the injection as soon as possible. However, if the time for the next injection is too close, do not give the missed injection. Do not take a double dose (two injections at a time) to make up for the missed injection.
If you stop using CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection
Do not stop using CEFTRIAXON VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injectionunless your doctor tells you to. If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or nurse.
4. WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects may occur with this medication:
Severe allergic reactions (frequency not known, cannot be estimated from available data)
If you have a severe allergic reaction, see a doctor right away.
Signs can be:
· A sudden swelling of the face, throat, lips or mouth. You may then have difficulty breathing or swallowing;
· Sudden swelling of the hands, feet and ankles.
Severe skin reactions (frequency not known, cannot be estimated from available data)
If you have a severe rash, see a doctor right away.
Signs can be:
· A rapidly developing severe rash with blistering or peeling skin and possibly blisters in the mouth (Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).
· A combination of the following symptoms: generalized rash, increased body temperature, increased liver enzymes, abnormal blood tests (eosinophilia), swollen lymph nodes, and other organ involvement (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, also known as DRESS syndrome or systemic drug syndrome). hypersensitivity syndrome with eosinophilia).
· Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, which causes fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and rash that usually goes away on its own. This occurs shortly after starting ceftriaxone treatment for spirochetal infections such as Lyme disease.
Other possible side effects:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
· abnormalities in white blood cells (such as decreased white blood cells and increased eosinophils) and platelets (decreased platelets);
· loose stools or diarrhea;
· changes in blood test results to measure liver function;
· skin irritation
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
· infection with a fungus (for example, candidiasis);
· reduced number of white blood cells (granulocytopenia);
· reduced number of red blood cells (anaemia);
· blood clotting problems. Signs can include easy bruising, joint pain and swelling;
· Headache ;
· urge to vomit or vomit;
· pruritus (itching);
· pain or burning along the vein into which this medication was given; pain at the injection site;
· high temperature (fever);
· Abnormal result of a blood test that measures kidney function (increase in blood creatinine).
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
· Inflammation of the large intestine (colon). Signs can include diarrhea, usually with blood and mucus, stomach pain and fever.
· difficulty breathing (bronchospasm);
· skin rash (urticaria) which may cover a large part of the body with itching and swelling;
· blood or sugar in the urine;
· edema (fluid retention);
Treatment with ceftriaxone, particularly in elderly patients with severe kidney or nervous system problems, may in rare cases lead to impaired consciousness, abnormal movements, agitation and convulsions.
Not known (effects whose frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
· A minor infection that may not be treatable with an already prescribed antibiotic
· A form of anemia in which red blood cells are destroyed (haemolytic anaemia)
· Significant decrease in the number of certain white blood cells (agranulocytosis);
· dizziness (head spinning);
· Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Signs can include severe abdominal pain that spreads to your back.
· inflammation of the lining of the mouth (stomatitis);
· Inflammation of the tongue (glossitis). Signs can include swelling, redness, and soreness of the tongue;
· gallbladder problemsand/or liver that can causepain, nausea, vomiting, yellowish skin, itching, abnormally dark urine and clay-colored stools;
· Neurological condition that can affect newborns with severe jaundice (kernicterus);
· Kidney problems due to ceftriaxone calcium deposits, which can cause painful urination or small urine production;
· false-positive Coombs test (a test that detects certain blood problems);
· false positive result for galactosemia (abnormal accumulation of a sugar called galactose);
· This medicine can affect the results of some types of tests that measure the amount of sugar in the blood. Ask your doctor.
Declaration of side effects
If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This also applies to side effects not mentioned in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly through the national reporting system: National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) and network of Regional Pharmacovigilance Centers - Website: www.signalement-sante.gouv.fr.
By reporting side effects, you help provide more information about the safety of the medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection?
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle. The expiration date refers to the last day of that month.
This medicine should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25°C.
The solution must be used immediately after reconstitution. However, its stability has been demonstrated for 8 hours at a temperature not exceeding +25 °C and 24 hours at a temperature between +4 °C and +8 °C.
Don't throw medicine down the drainor withTrash. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures help protect the environment.
6. PACKAGING CONTENT AND OTHER INFORMATION
What CEFTRIAXONE VIATRIS 1 g powder for solution for injection contains
· The active ingredient is:
Ceftriaxon-Natrium (1193 mg Ceftriaxon-Natrium ou 1000 mg Ceftriaxon-Base)
What Ceftriaxone Viatris looks like and contents of the pack
This medicine is in the form of a powder to be made up into a solution for injection. Box of 1, 10 and 30 vial(s).
10 ml bottle (type I or II glass) with stopper (halobutyl) with aluminum cap; Box of 1, 10 or 30.
15 ml vial (type I glass) with stopper (bromobutyl) with aluminum cap; box of 10.
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Detailed information about this medicine is available on the ANSM (France) website.
The following information is intended for healthcare professionals only:
perfusion: Dissolve 2 g of ceftriaxone in 40 ml of water for injections or in 40 ml of one of the following solutions for infusion: sodium chloride 0.9%; 0.45% + 2.5% glucose; 5% glucose; 10% glucose; 6% dextran in 5% glucose; Hydroxyethyl Starch 6-10%.
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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS?
Antibiotics are effective in fighting infections caused by bacteria. They are not effective against viral infections.
Furthermore, your doctor has decided to prescribe you this antibiotic because it is precisely adapted to your case and your current illness.
Bacteria have the ability to survive or multiply despite the effects of an antibiotic. This phenomenon is called resistance: it makes certain antibiotic treatments ineffective.
Resistance increases due to overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics.
You run the risk of encouraging the emergence of resistant bacteria, delaying your healing or even making this medicine ineffective, if you do not do the following:
· to dose to be taken,
· intake times,
· and the duration of treatment.
To keep this medicine working:
1- Only use an antibiotic if your doctor prescribes it for you.
2- Strictly follow your prescription.
3- Do not reuse an antibiotic without a prescription, even if you think you are fighting an apparently similar illness.
4- Never give your antibiotic to someone else, it may not be suitable for your illness.
5- At the end of your treatment, return all open packages to your pharmacist for the correct and proper disposal of this medicine.