CADIXIM 200mg Tablet 10's


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Cefixime 200mg
By Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Drug Information for CADIXIM 200mg Tablet 10's

What is Cefixime used for?

Cefixime is prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, such as respiratory tract infections, middle ear infections, skin infections, urinary tract infections, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and gonorrhea. This medication is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic, which works by stopping the growth of the bacteria in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How to take Cefixime?

The dosage of Cefixime prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. Cefixime can be taken with or without food.

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Cefixime medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cefixime, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are muscle spasms, seizures, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

What are the drugs that interact with Cefixime?

  • Aspirin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Probenecid
  • Warfarin

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cefixime.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cefixime, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Cefixime can interact with other antibiotics, anticoagulants, aspirin-like medicines, birth control pills, and gout medicines.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Cefixime?

Like other medicines, Cefixime can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cefixime are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cefixime cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cefixime develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Cefixime can cause side effects such as:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain

Some of the serious side effects of this drug are:

  • Severe skin rash
  • Swelling, itching
  • Trouble breathing
  • Vaginal infection

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cefixime.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cefixime?

Is it possible for me to take Cefixime with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Cefixime?
What are the possible drug interactions of Cefixime?
How will Cefixime work in my body?
How should Cefixime be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Cefixime drug interactions and side effects?

What should you tell your doctor before taking Cefixime?

Before using Cefixime, tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillin or cephalosporins, or if you have bleeding problems, intestine problems, and kidney disease. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

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