This medicine contains the active ingredient cefixime which belongs to a group of medicines called cephalosporins antibiotics. Antibiotics are widely used for the treatment of bacterial infections by killing bacteria. This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of short-term bacterial infections of the urinary tract, ear, nose, throat, chest and lungs.
Is Cefixime suitable for me?
Cefixime is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic to cefixime or to other ingredients of this medicine
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding
- have ever had colitis
- have kidney problems
Cefixime interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Cefixime?
This medicine is available in form of a film-coated tablet and granules for oral suspension.
You should take cefixime exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
- The usual dose for adults is 200 to 400 mg once a day or two divided doses (10-20 ml of liquid medicine).
- The usual dose for children is 8mg/kg/day once a day or two divided doses.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Cefixime side effects?
Like all medicines cefixime can cause side effects, including:
- nausea or vomiting
- stomach pains, indigestion or wind
- feeling dizzy
- feeling itchy in the genital or vaginal area
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.