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Generic Name: Cefixime Cefixime sef-IX-eem”sef-IX-eem”
The class of drug: Third-generation cephalosporins

What is Suprax?

Suprax is a cephalosporin (SEF is a low-spore antibiotic). It fights bacteria in your body. Suprax is a treatment for various types of infections that are caused by bacteria. Suprax is also employed for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Suprax

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of a reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Suprax may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Extreme stomach pains; diarrhea that is bloody or watery
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Skin that is pale or yellowed; darker colored urine; weakness or confusion;
  • A seizure (convulsions);
  • Low blood cell counts, sudden fatigue or unwell feeling, fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, swelling of gums, mouth ulcers, skin sores with a rapid heart rate, mild skin, no bruising or bleeding unusually, or feeling lightheaded;
  • Kidney issues: little or no urinary tract infections, pain or difficulty urinating, swelling on your ankles or feet, feeling tired or sluggish,
  • Severe skin reaction: fever, sore throat, swelling of your tongue or face, burning eyes, and skin irritation that is followed by the appearance of a purple or red skin rash that spreads (especially on the face and the upper part of the body) and can cause blisters and peeling.

Common negative effects of Suprax include:

  • indigestion, stomach pain;
  • nausea, vomiting, or
  • Vaginal irritation and discharge

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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It is recommended not to use Suprax in the event that you are allergic to Suprax or similar antibiotics, like Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others. Inform your physician if you are sensitive to penicillin.

Before you take this drug,

It is not recommended to use this medication if you have an allergy to Suprax or other antibiotics with cephalosporin, for example:

  • Cefaclor (Raniclor);
  • Cefadroxil (Duricef);
  • Cefazolin (Ancef);
  • Cefdinir (Omnicef);
  • Cefditoren (Spectracef);
  • Cefpodoxime (Vantin);
  • Cefprozil (Cefzil);
  • Ceftibuten (Cedax);
  • Cefuroxime (Ceftin);
  • Cephalexin (Keflex);
  • Cephradine (Velosef) as well as others

To make sure that Suprax is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you are intolerant to any medication, including penicillins.

The chewable tablet could contain the chemical phenylalanine. Discuss this with your doctor prior to making use of this type of cefixime in case you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).

It is unclear if this medicine can affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting.

It isn't known if cefixime gets into breast milk or whether it is harmful to nursing babies. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding. It is possible to stop nursing if you take cefixime.

Suprax suspension (liquid) Suprax suspension (liquid) is a source of sucrose. Discuss with your physician before taking this form of cefixime if you have diabetes.

How to take Suprax?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Don't use Suprax in smaller or larger quantities or for longer than prescribed. You can take Suprax in combination with food or not. Suprax is a chewable tablet. Suprax chewable tablets need to be chewed prior to swallowing.

The oral suspension should be shaken (liquid) thoroughly prior to when you can measure a dose. Take measurements of liquid medication using the dosing syringe that comes with it, a dosing spoon, or a medicine cup. If you don't own a device for measuring doses, you can ask your pharmacist for one. Suprax can produce unusual results in certain laboratory tests to measure glucose (sugar) in the urine. Be sure to inform any doctor treating you about your use of Suprax.

Make sure to take this medication for the prescribed duration. The symptoms could improve before you know if the illness is fully cleared. The absence of doses can increase your risk of developing new infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Suprax does not treat viral diseases like the flu or the typical cold. Maintain at room temperature and away from heat, humidity, and light. It is also possible to save oral liquids in the refrigerator. Discard any liquid that has not been used in 14 days.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Avoid this

The use of antibiotics can trigger diarrhea and could be an indicator of an infection that has just begun. If you experience diarrhea that is swollen or bloody, contact your doctor. Don't take anti-diarrhea medication unless you are advised to do so by your physician.

Interaction with other drugs

Other drugs can be incompatible with cefixime, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about the medicines you are taking currently and all medicines that you decide to stop or change your use of.



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