Active ingredient: Cefixime

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Cefixime uses


cefixime information

cefixime is a semi-synthetic cephalosporin antibiotic, destined for oral use, which is able to reduce the development of the drug resistant bacteria.

cefixime indications

cefixime is usually prescribed by doctors and personal health care providers to patients who are suffering from bacterial infections of the ears, throat, chest, urinary tract and to the individuals who have been diagnosed with the presence of a mild form of gonorrhea.

cefixime may also be recommended in the treatment of other medical conditions, but only if the personal health care provider, pharmacist or doctor recommends it.

cefixime warnings

Patients should inform their doctor if they have had allergies to penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics, if they have stomach and intestinal diseases. If the patients see no amelioration of the symptoms after a few days of treatment they should announce their caregiver. Patients who are experiencing vomiting, nausea and severe diarrhea during the treatment with cefixime should talk with their doctor before taking anti-diarrheal drugs, because some of these medical products (like Lomotil or Paregoric) may worsen these symptoms.

The intake of cefixime is known to cause false urine-sugar test results in the case of the diabetic patients. These patients should tell their doctor that they are taking cefixime, before they submit an urine sample. Individuals who are suffering from any kidney disorder should discuss with their doctor before beginning the treatment with this medicine, because they usually need dose adjustments in order for this drug not to interfere with their medical condition.

Women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant should discuss this matter with their personal health care provider or doctor, before beginning the treatment with cefixime, as this medicine may harm the baby.

cefixime intake guidelines

Patients are recommended to ask their doctor how to take every dose of cefixime in order to obtain the best results during and after the treatment. Patients should pay attention to the doctor's recommendations and under no circumstances should they deviate from them. In the cases in which the patients have more questions about their treatment they should ask their doctor or pharmacist for further information.

As we said before, the dose of this drug must be adjusted for patients who are suffering from renal impairment, for individuals who are undergoing ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis.

This medicine can be taken in without food, but the patients who develop an upset stomach are recommended to take it with food, even if food slows down the rate of Zim's absorption. Patients, who are using a liquid from of this medicine, are recommended to use a measuring spoon, in order to be able to accurately measure their dose of cefixime.

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cefixime dosage

The individuals will be prescribed by their personal health care provider the exact dose of cefixime that they should use daily. Patients should not ignore the doctor's recommendations. Adult patients who are suffering from urethral gonococcal infections and uncomplicated cervical infections are usually recommended 400 mg per day. Children are recommended to take 8 mg per kilogram daily. This quantity may be taken as a single dose or divided in two doses which are to be taken every 12 hours.

Children who are known to weigh more than 50 kilograms and children who are older than 12 years are usually prescribed by their personal health care provider the adult dose of this medication, which consists in 400mg of drug which should be ingested daily.

As the functions of the kidneys usually decrease with age and as this medicine is eliminated from the organism by the kidneys, the personal health care provider will prescribe the elderly people only a small dose of cefixime.

cefixime overdose

Patients who believe that they have taken an overdose of cefixime should immediately announce their doctor. Your personal physician will ask you to remain in the hospital for further tests and symptomatic treatment.

It is well known that any drug which is taken in excess can lead to a series of symptoms. In the case of a cefixime overdose, the symptoms which a patient can experience include the following: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, blood in the urine and upper abdominal pain.

cefixime Missed Dose

Patients are recommended to try to respect the schedule which their doctor gave them and not to skip any dose of cefixime. Individuals, who are supposed to take this medicine once a day and forget to take one of the doses, should take it as soon as they remember; then, they must wait 12 hours before the next dose. After taking the second dose of this product, the patients can return to their normal schedule.

Patients, who are taking cefixime twice a day and forget to take one of the doses, should take it as soon as they recall and wait at least 6 hours before taking the next dose. After taking the second dose, they can proceed with their normal schedule.

Patients who are taking cefixime three times a day and forget to take one or more of their scheduled doses, can take a dose of this remedy as soon as they remember, and wait at least 4 hours before taking the next dose; after this they can return to their regular schedule.

cefixime side effects

It is a well known the fact that any medicine has its side effects; in the case of cefixime, the clinical manifestations which can appear include: abdominal pain, gas, indigestion, loose stools, nausea, vomiting and mild diarrhea, headaches, itching, fever, dizziness and inflammation of the large intestine.

cefixime drug reactions

Patients should inform their doctor before beginning their treatment if they are taking Tegretol (which is a seizure medication) or Coumadin (which is an anticlotting medication). Patients should also inform their doctor of all the prescription and non prescription medicines that they are taking, including vitamins and herbal products.

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Cefixime available forms, composition, doses:

Price
Capsules; Oral; Cefixime 100 mg
Suprax 100 mg/5ml Suspension2.8 USD
Suprax 20 mg/ml Suspension0.45 USD
Suprax 400 mg Tablet3.86 USD
Syrup; Oral; Cefixime 100 mg / 5 ml
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Cefixime Trihydrate 200 mg

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References

  1. Dailymed."SUPRAX (CEFIXIME) CAPSULE [PD-RX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."CEFIXIME: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "CEFIXIME". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Cefixime?

Depending on the reaction of the Cefixime after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Cefixime not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Cefixime addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Cefixime, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Cefixime consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported useful

How is the drug Cefixime useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sdrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
Visitors%
Useful1
100.0%

One visitor reported side effects

Did you get side effects while taking the Cefixime drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sdrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Cefixime medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
Visitors%
No side effects1
100.0%

Three visitors reported price estimates

What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sdrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Cefixime is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Visitors%
Expensive2
66.7%
Not expensive1
33.3%

Four visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Cefixime drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Twice in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Cefixime is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Twice in a day3
75.0%
Once in a day1
25.0%

One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Cefixime drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
201-500mg1
100.0%

Four visitors reported time for results

What is the time duration Cefixime drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 1 day to notice the result from using Cefixime drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Cefixime need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
1 day2
50.0%
> 3 month1
25.0%
3 days1
25.0%

Visitor reported administration

No survey data has been collected yet

Five visitors reported age

Visitors%
30-453
60.0%
46-601
20.0%
> 601
20.0%

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