The effective medications are oral Amoxicillin, Doxycycline, Ceftin
, and intravenous Ceftriaxone.
profits from such popular drugs as Zantac, a stomach remedy, Imitrex, for treatment of migraines, and Ceftin
, an antibiotic.
in the past, it was thought that anyone with a penicillin (or amoxicillin, or ampicillin) allergy couldn't take any antibiotics from the class of "cephalosporins," like Omnicef, Ceftin
, Vantin, Keflex or many others.
4 billion for interest income) for intercompany transactions involving Zantac, Ventolin, Ceftin
, Zonfran, Imitrex, and Serevent.
Elsewhere in the regional portfolio, GlaxoSmithKline was in the spotlight after a rival pharmaceutical firm gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of GSK's paediatric anti-bacterial drug Ceftin
, which is used in the treatment of mild to moderate infections.
176) The FDA originally approved GSK's Ceftin
on December 28, 1987.
Some of the commonly used brand names are Ceclor, Ceftin
, Kefzol, Velosef, and Omnicef (see second paragraph, previous page, for additional names).
While amoxicillin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) (Septra/Bactrim), erythromycin and doxycycline are still flrstline drugs for upper and lower respiratory tract infections, it is important to save Ceftin
, Vantin, Spectracef, Avelox, Levaquin and Tequin for cases involving resistant pneumococcus, Moraxella catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae.
23) Successful brands introduced since 1990 with substantial use by the elderly include Floxin and Lorabid, while sales of other older brands such as Ceftin
and Cipro (introduced in 1987) have also grown substantially.
The former is the generic equivalent of GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Ceftin
, an antibiotic; the latter, the generic equivalent to Pfizer's Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive.