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Cefixime Allergy In Children
9 yrs old on staloral (allergy med.) with antihistakine medications and salbutamol, took clarithromycin then cefixime. Has abd pain and bloody stool, why?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
No: No interaction between the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
5 DAYS: 5 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably: Less than 10% will cross react, probably much lower in more recent studies. ...Read more
Yes you can: Yes you can if prescribed by your doctor ...Read more
Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a penicillin and Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Penicillins and cephalosporins have similar chemical structure and sometimes there is cross-reactivity in patients allergic to either class of drugs. I assume your doctor is aware of this before putting you on cefixime. Be vigilant for signs of allergic reaction. Stop & inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs. ...Read more
Was tested with GO in Sept. Prescribed 2x Cefixime 200mg and 1 x Zithromax 500mg. In Dec, still tested +tive. Is it too late to take 1g of Zith now?
This requires: Careful management. It most cases, a positive test 3 months after treatment represents a new infection rather than a treatment failure. It is unfortunate that you only took 1/2 of the recommended azithromycin (Zithromax) dose. NOW, you need to be recultured and wait for drug susceptibility testing to make sure you are treated with the appropriate antibiotics. Work carefully with your doctor. ...Read more
Was tested with GO in Sept. Prescribed 2x Cefixime 200mg & 2x Zithromax 500mg. In Dec, still tested +tive. Can I still take them at an increased dose?
Go to ID doctor: Persistent infection after treatment may be due to reinfection or resistance/treatment failure. Make sure parter (s) are treated. If the cultures for gonococcus are positive, isolates should be submitted for resistance testing. Advise IM ceftriaxone plus high dose oral Azithromycin. Gemifloxacin or IM gentamicin if resistance to cephalosporins is suspected. Retest 14 days after retreatment. ...Read more
If I've gonorrhea and I have to take suprax (cefixime), (cefixime) i'll take 400 mg at once? If or not, how long should I take suprax (cefixime) for gonorrhea? Suprax (cefixime) is dangerous?
All at once: Dr. Gallant is correct, ceftriaxone is recommended. However, cefixime (Suprax) probably will work. Take all 400 mg at once. It is entirely safe, virtually no side effects ever. You also should have been given a second antibiotic, either a single dose of azithromycin or 7 days of doxycycline. If any doubts or questions, check with the doctor or clinic treating you. Make sure partner (s) get treated. ...Read more
Should be OK: But sometimes taking antibiotics on an empty stomach produces more GI side-effects than when taken with food. Will affect absorption negatively with food, but generally not significantly. If you can tolerate it without food that is a better decision. ...Read more
2 days: ApproximatelyGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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