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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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3 year old right side face swollen cheak little red eye 3/4 shut no pain dr. Gave suprax (cefixime) 3 ml one day has not hit mouth that we know dr said sinuses.

3 year old right side face swollen cheak little red eye 3/4 shut no pain dr. Gave suprax (cefixime) 3 ml one day has not hit mouth that we know dr said sinuses.

Paranasal sinusitis: I would suggest considering a paranasal sinus ct scan or routine xrays paranasal sinus. If the lids are crusting, then consider topical antibiotics / steroids. Ophthalmology consult would be recommended for sure. ...Read more

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E coli UTI i had culture: started with ofloxacin (bad 2 effects) then cefixime & fosfomicine, still burning now 1g ceftriaxone cefixime nitrofurantoin

E coli UTI i had culture: started with ofloxacin (bad 2 effects) then cefixime & fosfomicine, still burning now 1g ceftriaxone cefixime nitrofurantoin

Resistance?: Those are very strong antibiotics. The bacteria in the culture may be resistant to multiple drugs. Check with your doctor if symptoms don't improve. ...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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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

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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