Drug ID: 3d00000051
Drug Name: Cefixime
Generic Names: Cemax-200 | Exime | Tricef | Aelxim | Sancef- O | Scortax D T | Excef | Zexime | AIM-200 | Scortax-200 | Relixime | Onicef- L B- D T | CF | Cefi D S | Bacitrob | Jyofex | Saver | C- Tax- O | Fixx D T | Lanxim | Penixime Dry | Cef- P- D T | Taxim- O | Sefxim | Oxim | Rimcef-100 DT | AIM-Kid | Cefaden-O | SI - Fixim DT (400 mg) | Sanfexim | Suprax | More
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult: Susceptible infections- The recommended dose is 200-400 mg/day.
Uncomplicated gonorrhoea- The recommended dose is 400 mg as a single dose.
Recommended In: This medication is an oral cephalosporin (third generation) antibiotic, prescribed for gonorrhea, tonsilitis and pharyngitis. It works by fighting against the bacteria in the body.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet, capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with food.
Storage: Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Dosage Forms: Tablet | Capsule | Syrup
Side Effects: Most Common - Diarrhea, loose or frequent stools, abdominal pain, nausea, stomach upset and flatulence.
Hypersensitivity - Skin rashes, hives, fever, itching and facial swelling.
Liver - Elevated liver enzymes level, jaundice and liver inflammation.
Genitourinary - Transient elevations in BUN or creatinine levels and kidney failure.
Central Nervous System- Headache, dizziness and seizures.
Blood - Decrease in blood cell counts.
Other - Genital itching, vaginal inflammation/fungal infection and skin disorders.
In Case of Overdose: Gastric lavage may be indicated; otherwise, no specific antidote exists. Cefixime is not removed in significant quantities from the circulation by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diarrhea, stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation), bleeding or blood clotting problems, kidney or liver problems, poor nutrition, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid changing dose forms (eg, tablets, suspension) without your doctor’s advice.
Take full course of treatment.
It may reduce platelet counts, avoid injury or bruising.
Avoid any vaccination during the treatment.
Drug Interaction: Some products that may interact with this drug include: "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin), live bacterial vaccines, probenecid.
Although most antibiotics probably do not affect hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring, some antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness. This could cause pregnancy. Examples include rifamycins such as rifampin or rifabutin. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while using this antibiotic.
This medication may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products (cupric sulfate-type). This drug may also affect the results of certain lab tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.