Cefixime is created by pharmacy specialists to struggle with dangerous infections spread by bacteria. The target of Cefixime is to control, ward off, terminate and kill bacteria. Cefixime is known as a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefixime works by interfering with the ability of bacteria to form cell walls that are vital for their survival. Cefixime damages the bonds that hold the bacterial cell wall together. This causes the appearing of holes in the cell walls and kills the bacteria. Cefixime has marked in vitro bactericidal activity against a wide variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms. Cefixime and other antibiotics don't treat viral infections (flu, cold and other).
Take Cefixime by mouth with a full glass of water with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
The recommended adult dosage is 200-400mg of Cefixime daily according to the severity of infection, given either as a single dose or in two divided doses.
Cefixime is not recommended for use in children less than 6 months of age.
Children older than 6 months and up to 11 years of age should not be given Cefixime as a tablet.
Adolescents 12 years of age and older and children weighing more than 50 kg may be given the same dose of Cefixime as adults.
For elderly patients, the doses of Cefixime are the same as adults provided the kidney functions are normal.
It is better to take Cefixime every day at the same time.
Do not stop taking Cefixime suddenly. The usual course of treatment is 7 days but it may be continued for up to 14 days if required.
Cefixime Missing Dose
Do not take a double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missed dose. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If an overdose occurs and you are not feeling well, you should seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) and away from excess moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Cefixime More Info
Active Ingredient: Cefixime.
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, regelatinized starch, titanium dioxide, triacetin,
Do not use Cefixime if you are allergic to Cefixime components or other cephalosporin-type antibiotics (e.g., Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef).
Cefixime is not to use if you are allergic to penicillin-type antibiotics.
Be careful with Cefixime if you take anticoagulants or carbamazepine.
Do not take Cefixime if with BCG vaccine or a live typhoid vaccine because their effectiveness may be decreased by Cefixime.
Do not use Cefixime if you have diarrhea, stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation), bleeding or blood clotting problems, liver problems, or poor nutrition.
Do not use Cefixime you have a history of kidney problems or you are on dialysis treatment.
Be careful with Cefixime and inform your doctor that you are taking cefixime if you are having surgery, including dental surgery.
Do not take Cefixime if you're pregnant or a nursing mother.
Do not use Cefixime in children younger than 6 months old.