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Antibiotics

Spirastad 1,5 M.I.U

 

Pack size:

Box of 3 blisters x 10 film-coated tablets.

 

Composition:

Each film-coated tablet contains spiramycin 1,500,000 IU.

 

Shelf-life:  

24 months from the date of manufacturing.

Store in a well-closed container, in a dry place. Do not store above 30oC.

  • Indications and Dosage & Administration
  • Contraindications
  • Adverse reactions
  • Precautions

  • Spiramycin is considered as a second-line drug for treatment of infectious conditions in respiratory, cutaneous and genital tracts caused by sensitive organisms mentioned above.
  • Prophylaxis of meningitis caused by Meningococci in patients with contraindication to rifampicin.
  • Prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.
  • Chemoprophylaxis of recurrent acute rheumatic arthritis in patients allergic to penicillins.
  • Administered orally.
    Because food in the stomach reduces the bioavailability of spiramycin, the dose should be administered at least 2 hours before or 3 hours after a meal.
    Patients taking spiramycin should comply with the full course of therapy.
     
  • Adults: 1.5 to 3 million IU 3 times daily.
  • Infants and children: 150,000 IU/kg daily, in 3 divided doses.
  • Prophylaxis of meningitis due to Meningococci:
    Adults: 3 million IU every 12 hours.
    Children: 75,000 IU/kg every 12 hours for 5 days.
  • Prevention of congenital toxoplasmosis during pregnancy:
    9 million IU daily in divided doses for 3 weeks, repeated 2-weekly intervals.
    Combination or alternation with a pyrimethamine/ sulfonamide regimen may improve results.
     

Or as prescribed by physicians.

 

  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to spiramycin, erythromycin or to any ingredient of the drug.

     

Serious side effects from spiramycin are rare.

Common

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion.

Less common

  • Fatigue, epistaxis, sweating, heaviness in the chest. Transient paresthesias, dysesthesia, giddiness, pain, stiffness.
  • Acute colitis.
  • Rash, exanthema, urticaria.

Rare

  • Anaphylaxis, superinfection associated with long-term peroral use of spiramycin.

     

  • Spiramycin should be used cautiously in patients with hepatic dysfunction because of its potential to induce hepatotoxicity.
  • Pregnancy: Spiramycin has been known to cross the placenta, but concentration in fetal blood was lower than in maternal blood. There are no reported dangers, regarding its use during pregnancy.
  • Lactation: Spiramycin appears in breast milk in high concentrations. Mothers should discontinue breast feeding during spiramycin administration.
  • Effects on ability to drive and use machines: None known.

     

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