Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking cefixime capsules. In particular, talk to your healthcare providers in case of allergic reactions, even though not frequently happened.
If you are taking other medicines, or you think you may need to use an alternative form of cefixime capsules, always remember to ask your doctor’s opinion first. In these cases it’s useful to keep with you a list of all the drugs you are taking. Talk to him before starting any new cure as well, vitamins and natural products included.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your healthcare providers. Never use this medicine for a longer period of time than you have been told by your doctor.
Indications and Usage
Cefixime is available in the form of capsules and is consumed orally. Take cefixime with or without food as suggested by your doctor. In adults it may be given once per day or split into two doses every 12 hours, in children is usually divided into doses twice per day.
Administration and Dosage
The dosage is generally based on medical condition and response to the treatment, or weight. It’s suggested to take cefixime at the same time every day for the whole duration of the treatment, and keep taking it until the prescribed quantity is done even if symptoms start disappearing before. Stopping the administration beforehand may allow the bacteria to keep developing, causing an aggravation of the infection. Remember that if you are allergic to cefixime or to any medicine, food or other chemicals, you have to tell your healthcare provider about the allergy and related symptoms. Always consult your doctor before taking any decision.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. The usual dose for adults may vary from 100mg to 500mg depending on a patient’s condition. The usual dosage for children varies depending on the weight of the child.
If you accidentally overdosed cefixime, call your doctor at once and inform him about the overdose and related timing.
Interactions with other drugs may change how cefixime works, or increase your risk for serious side effects. That’s why it’s always useful to keep a list of all the medicines you are taking, in order to show it to your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare provider.
Examples of products that may interact with this drug are blood thinners like walfarin. Moreover, even if most antibiotics don’t generally affect the effectiveness of hormonal birth control items (pills or rings), some of them, such as rifampin or rifabutin can actually decrease it, which could result in pregnancy. So if you use such products, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details and suggestions.
Lastly, this medication may cause false positive results with certain diabetic urine testing products, such as cupric sulfate-type. Cefixime can also affect the results of some lab tests, so make sure laboratory personnel knows you use it.
Be aware that this medication can affect attention, physical coordination, and decision-making skills. Avoid using antacids within 1 hour before or after taking cefixime. Antacids can prevent your body from absorbing cefixime. If you have any questions or doubts about cefixime, ask information to your doctor or any health care provider.
Do NOT use cefixime if:
- You take this drug with alcohol or together with other medicines.
Use of cefixime during pregnancy or breastfeeding is recommended when the benefits outweigh the risk. While adverse effects are unlikely, the infant and pregnant woman should be monitored closely. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking cefixime. Once more, if there is little evidence with regards to the use of cefixime during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult your doctor or healthcare professional before taking it. You need to consider risks and benefits that cefixime can cause to you and your baby.
No adverse reactions have been reported.