What is Cefixime

CEFIXIME TABLET

Store Cefixime tablet at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Away from heat, moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cefixime tablet out of the reach of children and away from pets.

Does NOT have Cefixime tablet as:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in tablet or other cephalosporins (eg cephalexin)
  • you will be typhoid with a live vaccine.

Contact your doctor or health care provider immediately if any of these applies to you.

Some medical conditions may interact with tablet. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition, especially if one of the following applies to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • if you have any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods or other substances
  • if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg severe skin rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to take a penicillin (eg amoxicillin) or beta-lactam antibiotics (eg imipenem)
  • if you have diarrhea, stomach or bowel problems (eg inflammation), bleeding or blood clotting problems, problems with the liver, or poor nutrition
  • if you have a history of kidney problems or if you are on dialysis.

Some medicines may interact with Cefixime tablet

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have a medical condition, especially if one of the following applies to you:

Anticoagulants (eg warfarin) or carbamazepine because the risk of their side effects may be increased Cefixime tablet

Living typhoid vaccines because their effectiveness can be reduced by Cefixime tablet. Ask your health care provider if Cefixime tablet may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or dose a medicine.

Important safety information:

  • Cefixime tablet can cause dizziness. This effect can be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medications. Use tablet with caution. Do not drive or perform other potentially unsafe tasks until you know how you react.
  • Do not change dosage forms (for example, tablets, suspension) of Cefixime tablet without talking to your doctor.
  • Mild diarrhea is common with the use of antibiotics. However, a more severe form of diarrhea (pseudo-membranous colitis) is rare. This can occur while you take the antibiotic or use within a few months after stopping use. Contact your doctor immediately if abdominal pain or cramps, severe diarrhea or bloody stools occur. Do not treat diarrhea without talking to your doctor first.
  • Cefixime tablet works only against bacteria, but does not treat viral infections (eg the common cold).

Be sure to use Cefixime tablet for the full course of treatment. If you do not, the drug can not clear your infection. The bacteria may also be less sensitive to these or other drugs. This can make the contamination more difficult to deal with in the future.

Prolonged or repeated use of Cefixime tablet may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.

Cefixime tablet can reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Avoid activities that can cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you notice any unusual bruising or bleeding. Tell your doctor if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools.

Has not received a live typhoid vaccine while you are taking Cefixime tablet. It can not be that good. Talk to your doctor if you are scheduled to receive a live typhoid vaccine.

Diabetes patients – Cefixime tablet may be the results of certain tests for urine glucose or urine ketones to be wrong. Ask your doctor before using your diet or the dosage of your diabetes medicine.

Cefixime tablet can interfere with certain lab tests. Make sure your doctor and laboratory staff know that you are using tablet.

Cefixime tablet should be used with extreme caution in children younger 6 months, the safety and effectiveness in these children are not confirmed.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Cefixime tablet while you are pregnant. It is not known if Cefixime tablet is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Cefixime tablet, check with your doctor or pharmacist. Discuss any risks for your baby.

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