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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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. Jerome Zacks
111 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?

Widal: This test measures antibodies that may take up to 2 weeks or more to form in active disease, making its use in acute infection limited. In addition the cross reactivity of the test makes its use questionable absent a full assessment of the clinical situation and appropriate culture of blood and urine. Since typhoid is uncommon in the us need to know where else you have been (punjab?). ...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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How much cefixime (supra) is needed to treat gonorrhea?

Not the right drug: Cefixime is no longer recommended because of drug resistance. Ceftriaxone is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me, how many days a person needs to take cefixime for, if 400 mg p/day is given, if ear and lung problems need treating. Thanks?

Pls can u advice me, how many days a person needs to take cefixime for, if 400 mg p/day is given, if ear and lung problems need treating. Thanks?

7-10 days: However, it depends on multiple host factors, underlying chronic conditions, presence or an scene of a blood born infection (sepsis), type of organism being treated, immune response abilities or impairment, etc. As you can tell, these decisions are not as simple as they may seem. ...Read more

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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

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Is suprax (cefixime) good after expiration date?

Is suprax (cefixime) good after expiration date?

No: All expired medication should be considered ineffective and discarded. ...Read more

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Dose of cefixime for 12 years old?

Dose of cefixime for 12 years old?

Similar to adult: 400 mg once a day or 200 mg twice a day. Don't give antibiotics unless a doctor or other health care provider has prescribed them however. ...Read more

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Does cefixime (surpax) kill yersinia?

Yes: Most species of yersinia tested have been sensitive to cefixime. This includes yersinia pestis and enterocolitica and pseudotuberculosis. ...Read more

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Which one is better cefixime or azythromycin?

Depends.: The choice of antibiotic is based on the assumed susceptibility of the organs, and lack of resistance to the drug! ...Read more

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Is cefixime safe to take if you're allergic to penicillin?

Is cefixime safe to take if you're allergic to penicillin?

Likely: The likelihood of having an allergic reaction to cefixime is under 10%. If you have had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, then I would recommend that you consult an allergist but even this recommendation will be debated among allergists. ...Read more

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Do cefixime tablets need to be taken before or after meal?

Do cefixime tablets need to be taken before or after meal?

Not with food: Either before or after -- but there is only about 40-50% absorption from the gastrointestinal tract -- therefore, taking food actually decreases the aborption even further. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take an antibiotic (suprax) with solpadeine?!

Is it okay to take an antibiotic (suprax) with solpadeine?!

TMP/SMX: Solpadeine ha, a combo of actaminophen and caffeine; solpadeine plus or solpadeine max, containing Acetaminophen and Codeine with caffeine and solpadeine migraine, containing Ibuprofen and codeine. Despite the large number of possibilities none of these are noted to interact with each other. Safe to take the suprax (cefixime). ...Read more

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If I haven't any infection and I took once 400 mg suprax, (cefixime) it may causes problems?

If I haven't any infection and I took once 400 mg suprax, (cefixime) it may causes problems?

Possibly: This would likely cause a transient change in the germ profile in your intestines and could start or set you up for a later allergic reaction.It is unlikely to do much more and may actually do nothing at all. ...Read more

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How long does it take suprax (cefixime) 400 mg to take affect? I have been taking it for 3 days and before that I had been taking amoxicillin 500mg for for days!

How long does it take suprax (cefixime) 400 mg to take affect? I have been taking it for 3 days and before that I had been taking amoxicillin 500mg for for days!

Depends on infection: If you have a very serious infection it can take a few days to see real improvement. If your symptoms are not due to infection there will be no benefit at all. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Suprax (Definition)

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