Benocef (Cephradine) is used in the treatment of infections caused by sensitive organisms. Upper respiratory tract infections: Pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media, tonsilitis, laryngotracheo-bronchitis; Lower respiratory tract infections: Acute and chronic bronchitis, lobar and bronchopneumonia. Urinary tract infections: Cystitis, urethritis, pyelonephritis; Skin and soft tissue infections: Abscess, cellulitis, furunculosis, impetigo; Gastrointestinal tract infections: Bacillary dysentery, enteritis, peritonitis. Bone and joint infection; Surgical prophylaxis: It is also used in perioperative prophylactic administration (pre-operatively, intra-operatively.
Dosage & Administration:
The dosage may be given without regard to meals.
Adult: Oral: The usual dose is 1-2 gm daily in 2 to 4 divided doses. In severe and prolonged infection, the dose can be increased up to 4 gm daily which should be taken in equally divided doses.
Special dose in the following infections : Skin and skin structures and respiratory tract infection: Usual dose is 250 mg every 6 hours or 500 mg every 12 hours.
Lobar pneumonia: 500 mg every 6 hours or 1 gm every 12 hours. Urinary tract infection: Usual dose is 500 mg every 12 hours.