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Cefiximum, an antibiotic classified under third generation cephalosporins, is also widely used all over Canada. Wyeth, a medication manufacturer, marketed Cefiximum by its brand name Suprax. In 2003, Suprax was taken off the United States market due to the death of its patent. It has since been re-launched by Lupin.

Cefiximum, an effective treatment to stop the spread of several bacterial infections, is often used as a treatment for gonorrhea, pharyngitis, and tonsilitis. As with other antibiotics, Cefiximum is not effective against coughs, colds, flu, and other viral infections.

Cefiximum is administered orally and comes in either tablet or liquid form, administered once or twice a day for five 5 to 14 days. It is important that you follow the Cefiximum prescription and are supervised by a healthcare professional. The healthcare professional will know the appropriate amount and period of treatment for your case after administering a series of tests. Do not alter your Cefiximum therapy without the advice of your healthcare professional.

Before taking Cefiximum, you must discuss your complete medical history with your healthcare professional. Allergies to medicaments, foods, and other synthetic substances must be determined to ensure that your Cefiximum intake will not encourage reactions. Your healthcare professional also needs to know all prescription and non-prescription medicines that you are currently using as well as your overall health. This is to avoid any complications during your treatment with Cefiximum.

Cefiximum often causes disturbances in the stomach, which is why it is advisable that you take it with food or milk. Do not take Cefiximum on an empty stomach unless your healthcare professional advises you to. Aside from an upset stomach, Cefiximum therapy may also cause diarrhea, headache, emesis, and skin 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 Cefiximum treatment because that is reason enough for you to call a healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional 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 healthcare professional 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 Cefiximum will be administered. Such factors vary on a case-to-case basis so it is better to talk straight to your healthcare professional. Doing so will ensure that you are using Cefiximum the proper way.

Cefiximum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of cefiximum


• Molecular formula of cefiximum 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
Cefiximum available : 100mg tablets, 200mg tablets

Generic name: Cefixime

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

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