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Dr. Corey Clay
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Cefixime (Overview)

Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What r fx of cefixime?

What r fx of cefixime?

Antibiotic: I am sorry but i don’t understand your abbreviations. Cefixime is an antibiotic in the cephalosporin class. It is used to treat many kinds of infections like urinary tract infections, pneumonia, ear infections etc. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
99 doctors shared insights

Cefixime (Overview)

Cefixime is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial drug, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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My daughter have cough with thick mucus. Doctor prescribe cefixime for 5 days. Why antibiotic for just cough?

My daughter have cough with thick mucus. Doctor prescribe cefixime for 5 days. Why antibiotic for just cough?

URI: Difficult to know since your doctor was able to examine her and we cannot. She may have had strep throat, sinus infection, and so on. Or it is possible that the doctor was just playing it safe. ...Read more

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My widal test rept-to + upto 1:80, th + upto 1:160, ah upto 1:80, bh + upto 1:40, my doc says it is typhoid and prescribed cefixime and azithromycin, isok?

My widal test rept-to + upto 1:80, th + upto 1:160, ah upto 1:80, bh + upto 1:40, my doc says it is typhoid and prescribed  cefixime and azithromycin, isok?

Second answer: By your name assumed you had been back to india and may have acquired infection there. This can be a clinical diagnosis, backed up by lab data. If you have high fevers, a normal to low pulse, enlarged spleen, early constipation followed by diarrhea, and have had an evanescent rash you probably have typhoid. The therapy is going to depend on where you got this. Contact cdc website for choices. ...Read more

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Shall we use cefixime tablet for typhoid?

Cefixime: Is effective against the typhoid bacillus. At least most strains are sensitive. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me 400 mg single dose cefixime and 1 g azithromycin single dose 2 weeks apart for a suspected pid. Is this effective?

My doctor prescribed me 400 mg single dose cefixime  and 1 g azithromycin single dose 2 weeks apart for a suspected pid. Is this effective?

Maybe not: The Azithromycin will treat chlamydia. Cefixime is no longer recommended for treatment of gonorrhea in the U.S. Because of drug resistance. The recommended treatment here is with a 250 mg injection of ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Are metronidazole, azithromycin and cefixime (or ciprox if cefixime not available)safe to be taken concurrently?

Too many medications: Nope. It sure does not sound like a wise plan to be on so much of similar medications at once. Any further information here would need more information from you. What are you treating and why are you choosing these medications? ...Read more

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My lips a bit swollen today after taken 1x400mg cefixime yesterday, is it a side effect?

My lips a bit swollen today after taken 1x400mg cefixime yesterday, is it a side effect?

Allergic reaction?: It sounds more like an allergic reaction to the medication. If that's what it is, you should not take any more of the medication as the next reaction can be anaphylactic shock which can be fatal. Call the doctor who prescribed it immediately and let him/her know what has occurred! ...Read more

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Could taking suprax (cefixime) and birth control cause a bad interaction?

Could taking suprax (cefixime) and birth control cause a bad interaction?

No: You do not need to used a back up method. Rifampin is the only antibiotic that has been proven to effect estrogen levels in birth control pills, the Ortho Evra patch and nuvaring. Suprax (cefixime) is okay. (source: up to date). ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Suprax (Definition)

Suprax is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more