Generic Name - Cefixime
Category - Anti-Biotics
Cefixime is most commonly used to treat bacterial infections of the chest, ears, urinary tract, and throat and for uncomplicated gonorrhea
Cefixime Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Cefixime is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or any component of this formulation.
Cefixime should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Poor nutritional status
There are a number of medications that interact with Cefixime. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Carbenicillin by injection
The usual recommended dosage of Cefixime for infections is 400 milligrams daily. This may be taken as a single 400-milligram tablet once a day or as a 200-milligram tablet every 12 hours. If you have kidney disease, the dose may be lower.
Cefixime Adverse Effects
The most common Side Effects of Cefixime are abdominal pain, gas, indigestion, loose stools, mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting Some of the most serious Cefixime side Effects include difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness, fever or chills, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine and redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth. This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cefixime.
Cefixime and Pregnancy
Cefixime studies have not been done in humans. Studies in rabbits have shown that Cefixime may increase the risk of miscarriages and cause other problems.
Cefixime and Breastfeeding
It is not known if Cefixime passes into breast milk. Cefixime have not been reported to cause problems in nursing babies
Cefixime and Pediatric
Cefiximehave been tested in children and, in effective doses, have not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than they do in adults. However, there are some Cefixime that have not been tested in children up to 12 year of age..
Cefixime and Geriatric
Cefixime have been used in the elderly, and they are not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older people than they do in younger adults.
The above information about Cefixime serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.
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