CEFIXIME: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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CEFIXIME: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT CEFIXIME

CEFIXIME uses

CEFIXIME belongs to the class cephalosporins. CEFIXIME is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, chest and urinary tract.

Common side-effects

• Diarrhoea
• Abdominal pain
• Nausea
• Indigestion
• Flatulence

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CEFIXIME

• Take CEFIXIME irrespective of meals or with a light meal to avoid stomach upset.
• CEFIXIME should be reconstituted before taking.
• Avoid heavy meals while taking CEFIXIME as it will affect the way the medicine works, and you may also experience stomach upset with CEFIXIME.
• Avoid dairy and milk products. Take light, and non-spicy meals.
• Complete the full course of antibiotic, do not leave it in the mid-way despite symptomatic relief. It may take 7-14 days for the infection to disappear completely.
• Inform your doctor before going for any laboratory tests as CEFIXIME may alter the results of some tests.
• Check with your doctor before taking any other medication such as antibiotics, diuretics, anticoagulants and medicines used to treat high blood pressure.
• Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you are experiencing sudden onset of rashes or swelling in the face, lips, mouth, throat or entire body.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How does CEFIXIME work? A. CEFIXIME is an antibiotic used for treating bacterial infections of the ear, nose, throat, chest and urinary tract. CEFIXIME inhibits the growth of bacteria. CEFIXIME impairs bacterial cell wall by interfering with formation of cell walls. This leads to bacterial death and results in clearing the infection.
Q. Can CEFIXIME cause convulsions (fits/seizures)? A. Yes, CEFIXIME is known to cause convulsions in some people taking it. You are requested to remain alert of your condition and in case you feel convulsions inform your doctor right away.
Q. Can I take CEFIXIME with anticoagulants? A. No, it is not advised to take CEFIXIME with anticoagulants. CEFIXIME may interfere with the anticoagulants effectiveness and increase the time for the blood to clot. Please check with your doctor before taking anticoagulants.
Q. Can I stop taking CEFIXIME on my own? A. No, do not stop taking CEFIXIME on your own. Stopping the medicine in the midway can lead to recurring of a stronger infection. In case if you feel any discomfort, please discuss with your doctor.
Q. Who should avoid taking CEFIXIME? A. CEFIXIME can be Safely taken when it has been prescribed by a doctor however, children and patients with chronic kidney and liver diseases should take in lower doses and with caution.

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