is an antibiotic classified under third generation cephalosporins. Medication manufacturer Wyeth marketed Cefixima by its brand name Suprax
. In 2003, Suprax was taken off the United States market due to the expiration of its patent. It was since re-launched by Lupin. Cefixima is also widely used all over Canada.
Cefixima is an effective treatment to stop the spread of several bacterial infections
. It is often used as a treatment for gonorrhea
, and tonsilitis. As with other antibiotics, Cefixima does not have any effectiveness against coughs, colds, flu, and other viral infections
A Cefixima therapy is administered orally. The medication comes in either tablet or liquid form, which is usually administered once or twice a day for five 5 to 14 days. It is important that you stick with a Cefixima prescription supervised by a medical professional. The doctor will know the appropriate amount and period of treatment applicable to your case after administering a series of tests. Do not stop or continue your Cefixima therapy without the advice of your doctor.
Before taking Cefixima, you must go through your complete medical history with your doctor. Allergies
to medications, foods, and other synthetic substances must be determined to ensure that your Cefixima intake will not encourage harsh bodily reactions. Your doctor also needs to take note of prescription and non-prescription medicines that you are currently using as well as your overall health. This is to avoid any complications arising during your treatment with Cefixima.
Cefixima often causes disturbances in the stomach
, which is why it is advisable that you take it with either food or milk. Do not take Cefixima on an empty stomach unless your doctor tells you to do so. Aside from an upset stomach, Cefixima therapy may also cause diarrhea
, cephalalgia, vomiting
, and rash as side effects. If such symptoms persist, worsen, or are accompanied by wheezing, vaginal infection or breathing difficulty, immediately seek medical attention.
If you miss a dosage, take it as soon as you realize you missed it. If it is too close to your next dosing schedule, discard your missed dosage. Do not double your dosage to make up for the missed one as this can cause overdosage.
You must take note of any irregular condition that develops while under Cefixima treatment because that is reason enough for you to call a doctor. Your doctor will require certain tests to monitor your body's responses to the medicine. If you continue to experience the symptoms when the duration of your treatment is through, go back to your doctor and discuss it with them. Also, do not use your own prescription for another condition or another person's bout with bacterial infection. The level of affliction and the patient's health are important factors that determine how Cefixima will be administered. Such factors vary on a case-to-case basis so it is better to talk straight to your doctor. Doing so will ensure that you are using Cefixima the proper way.
Cefixima has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of cefixima 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
• Cefixima available : 100mg tablets, 200mg tablets