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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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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?

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 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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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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Can I give Cefixime to 2.3 years old having flu?

Can I give Cefixime to 2.3 years old having flu?

Why: If the kid has a separate infection that needs this antibiotic, it could be used. However, it will have no benefit as a treatment for the flu. ...Read more

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I am allergic to amoxicillin, can I take suprax (cefixime) like I was prescribed?

I am allergic to amoxicillin, can I take suprax (cefixime) like I was prescribed?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is okay to drink beer while on suprax (cefixime)?

Is okay to drink beer while on suprax (cefixime)?

No.: You should probably limit all alcohol intake while on antibiotics... And because you are only 20... ...Read more

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Cefixime on empty stomach?

Cefixime on empty stomach?

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

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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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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

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Can suprax (cefixime) cure chlamydia?

Can suprax (cefixime) cure chlamydia?

Wrong medication: Chlamydia is treated with zithromax (azithromycin) or doxycyline. Suprax (cefixime) is used to treated a different std called gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Okey to take prednisone and cefixime?

Okey to take prednisone and cefixime?

Yes: Depends on diagnosis and coexisting conditions (like asthma), but yes, done commonly. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Cefixime (Definition)

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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Suprax (Definition)

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