Latest
Recommended
Published: Wed, March 22, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Cefixime suspension: Indications, Side Effects, Warnings - Drugs.com


Cefixime suspension is used for Brand Name: Suprax

Generic Name: cefixime (sef-IX- :

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria.

Cefixime suspension is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.

Do not use cefixime suspension if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in cefixime suspension or to other cephalosporins (eg cephalexin) Before using cefixime suspension:

    Some medical conditions may be helpful. Interact with cefixime suspension. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding >
    • If you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • A severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to a penicillin (eg, amoxicillin) or beta-lactam antibiotic (eg, imipenem)
  • (Eg, inflammation), bleeding or blood clotting problems, liver problems, or poor nutrition
  • If you have a history of kidney problems or you are on dialysis treatment

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with cefixime suspension. Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or carbamazepine because of the risk of their side effects may be increased.

Rectal Touch (DRE) | Cancer.Net
However, you should tell your health care team if you have hemorrhoids or anal fissures as the DRE may aggravate them. If the prostate is enlarged, you may feel some discomfort or mild pain during the exam; However, the pain is unusual.

By cefixime suspension

BCG vaccine or a live typhoid vaccine because of its effectiveness may be decreased by cefixime suspension

Use cefixime suspension as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take cefixime suspension by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Shake well before each use. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure how to measure your dose.
  • To clear your infection completely, continue using cefixime suspension for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days.
  • If you miss a dose of cefixime suspension, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; gas; Heartburn; Loose stools; nausea; Stomach pain or upset

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, unusual hoarseness); Bloody stools; Decreased urination; Fever, chills, or sore throat; Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; Seizures; Severe diarrhea; Severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; Severe stomach pain or cramping; Unusual bruising or bleeding; Unusual tiredness or weakness; Vaginal discharge or itching; White spots in the mouth; Yellowing of the skin or eyes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association Of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of cefixime suspension:

This information should not be used to take cefixime suspension or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about cefixime suspension. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to cefixime suspension. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You should talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using cefixime suspension.

Review Date: May 2, 2017

Disclaimer: This information should not be used Decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You should talk with your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Like this: