Cefixim review

Infections brought about by bacteria are common medical concerns. To address the problem, antibiotics were created. Antibiotics are made to battle the onset of bacteria, causing several conditions – ear, throat, lung, and urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, and even gonorrhea. As the common colds and flu are caused by viruses, antibiotics are not appropriate for such cases.

One of the more recognized types of antibiotic is Cefixim. Cefixim is a cephalosporin-type of drug that is helpful in battling all conditions that is caused by bacterial infections. Aside from the conditions mentioned above, Cefixim is also helpful for other uses. Your trusted physician and pharmacist would know this. You can ask more information about the medicine from them.

Cefixim comes in a form of a tablet and liquid to be taken by the mouth. The dosage details for you depend on the condition you may have and your level of affliction. It is ideal, therefore to solicit opinion from a doctor regarding its use. Never take Cefixim beyond, or short of, the directed dosage. To enjoy its benefits, you must follow the doctor’s advice in handling this antibiotic. A Cefixim tablet should be taken whole with a glass of water. A Cefixim liquid, meanwhile, must be shaken first before using to ensure that the medication is distributed evenly.

Contraindications for Cefixim include an allergy to the cephalosporin antibiotic type, an existing liver or kidney disease, stomach disorders, pregnancy, or an upcoming surgery. It is advisable to be open to your doctor about your medical history including that of your family to be on the safe side while taking this medicine. If you are submitting yourself for a different medical condition, you must also divulge your current use of Cefixim so you doctor would know what to avoid.

Every precaution should be taken cared of because Cefixim is a strong drug that may come with some side effects. Never load Cefixim on an empty stomach; always take it after food or milk at the very least. Aside from causing an upset stomach, Cefixim may also cause other conditions such as diarrhea, head ache, skin rash, and vomiting. In some cases, however, Cefixim may also cause vaginal infection, wheezing, and difficulty in breathing. If you experience any of the stronger symptoms, you must call your doctor immediately.

Diabetic patients must be especially careful in using Cefixim as their antibiotic choice. Laboratory tests are usually required to determine whether your body will react differently on the medicine or not.

If you miss a dose at any given point, you must take your medicine immediately after you realize that you missed it. If it is too close to your next schedule of intake, skip the missed dose and proceed with your regular schedule. Never double your dose unless it is advised by your doctor.

Cefixim tablets should be kept at room temperature and out of reach of young children. Excess heat and moisture may damage the effectiveness of the medicine. Also keep watch of your Cefixim’s expiry date. Outdated, unused, and unneeded medicines must be disposed of properly.

Cefixim has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefixim

• Molecular formula of cefixim is C16H15N5O7S2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 8-[[2-(2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)-2-(carboxymethoxyimino)acetyl]amino]-4- ethenyl-7-oxo-2-thia-6-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-4-ene-5-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 453.452 g/mol
Cefixim available : 200mg tablets, 400mg tablets

Generic name: Cefixime

Brand name(s): Cefixima, Cefiximum, Cefixoral, Cefspan, Cephoral, Oroken, Suprax, Unixime

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