Suprax Cefixime, also known as Suprax, is an antibiotic from the group of cephalosporins. This medicine causes the cell wall of the bacterium to break, causing it to die. Cefixime is prescribed for infections in the respiratory tract (for example ear infection, laryngitis, bronchitis, sinus inflammation) or urinary tract (bladder inflammation). Cefaxime can also help with other bacterial infections, especially if other antibiotics have no effect.
Use of Suprax Cefixime capsules
Cefaxime consists of a tablet that is taken with some water. This can be done before, during or after the meal. Food does not affect the intake of the drug. Make sure you complete the course completely.
Dosage Suprax Cefixime
Cefaxime is usually used for 7 to 14 days in a row. In certain conditions, the doctor may prescribe a longer or shorter course of treatment. The usual dose of Cefaxime is as follows:
Adults and children from 10 years: 1 – 2 tablets of 200 mg once daily. This dose may also be divided over two gifts.
For children who are younger than 10 years or weigh less than 50 kilos, a different dosage applies. Do not deviate from the prescribed dose and read the package leaflet before use.
- Do not use this antibiotic treatment if you are hypersensitive to cephalosporin antibiotics.
- Do not use this medicine if you suffer from severe physical abnormalities.
- Cefaxime can cause side effects, such as gastrointestinal complaints (diarrhea, vomiting) or headaches. Consult with the doctor if you experience a lot of side effects. You can read more about this in the leaflet.
- Use Cefaxime only in consultation with the doctor during pregnancy or lactation.
- Do you still use other medicines? Then interaction with Cefaxime can occur.
- The doctor knows which drug combinations are risky. You can read more about this subject in the leaflet.