Suprax DT (Cefixime)

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Cefixime (Generic alternate to Suprax DT) Generic
Dosage Quantity & Price
50mg
100mg
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Suprax DT is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and sexually transmitted infections. It contains cefixime, which is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Cefixime antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Using antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resist antibiotic treatment.

Use and Dosage

Cefixime comes in Dispersible Tablets and is typically taken orally and dissolved in water before being consumed. The tablets should not be chewed, broken, or crushed, but should be swallowed whole. To avoid stomach upset, it is recommended to take the medication with food.

The dosage of Cefixime Dispersible Tablets can vary based on the specific condition being treated, age, and weight of the patient. Follow the instructions provided by the prescribing doctor and do not exceed the recommended dose.

Some common dosages for Cefixime Dispersible Tablets include:

  • Adults and children over 12 years and weighing more than 50 kilograms (kg): 400 milligrams (mg) once a day or 200 mg every 12 hours
  • Children under 12 years: The dosage is based on the weight of the child and is determined by the prescribing doctor.

Take the full course of treatment even if symptoms disappear sooner to ensure the bacteria causing the infection are eliminated. If you have further questions about how to use Cefixime Dispersible Tablets, it is best to consult with a healthcare provider.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Suprax DT (Cefixime):

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Increased night-time urination
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach upset/pain
  • Vaginal itching or discharge.

Serious Side Effects of Suprax DT (Cefixime):

  • Change in the amount of urine
  • Dark urine
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Mental/mood changes (such as confusion).
  • New signs of infection (persistent sore and throat fever)
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Severe stomach or abdominal pain
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Yellowing eyes or skin

Forms and Strength

Suprax DT (Cefixime) is available in the following forms and strength:

Cefixime: Dispersible Tablet

  • 50 mg
  • 100 mg

Cautions

  • Allergic reactions: Suprax DT (Cefixime) can cause allergic reactions, and if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, rash, or swelling of the face or tongue, you should seek medical attention immediately.
  • Diarrhea: Suprax DT (Cefixime) can cause diarrhea, and if it is severe or continues for more than a few days, you should contact your doctor.
  • Liver problems: Suprax DT (Cefixime) can cause liver problems, and you should inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease before taking the medication.
  • Interactions with other medications: Suprax DT (Cefixime) can interact with other medications and inform your doctor about any other medications that you are taking.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Suprax DT (Cefixime) should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and you should talk to your doctor before taking the tablet if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Use in children: Suprax DT (Cefixime) can be used in children, but the dosage should be adjusted based on their weight and age.
  • Kidney problems: Suprax DT (Cefixime) can cause kidney problems in some people, and you should inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney disease before taking Cefixime.
  • Overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms: Prolonged use of Suprax DT (Cefixime) can cause an overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms like fungi, and you should inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as vaginal itching, discharge, or oral thrush.
  • Use in elderly patients: Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the side effects of Suprax DT (Cefixime), and caution should be exercised when using the medication in this group.
  • Resistance: Overuse or misuse of Suprax DT (Cefixime) can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, and you should only take Suprax DT as directed by your doctor.
  • Seizures: Suprax DT (Cefixime) can cause seizures in some people, and if you experience symptoms such as muscle twitching, confusion, or loss of consciousness, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Suprax DT (Cefixime) effective against typhoid fever?

Suprax DT (Cefixime) may be used as part of a combination therapy to treat typhoid fever, but it may not be effective against all strains of the bacteria that cause typhoid fever.

How long does it take for Suprax DT (Cefixime) to start working?

The onset of action for Suprax DT (Cefixime) varies based on the specific condition being treated, but it is usually fast-acting and will start working within 24 to 48 hours.

Can Suprax DT (Cefixime) be given to children?

Yes, Suprax DT (Cefixime) can be given to children as per the dosage and duration recommended by a pediatrician.

How should Suprax DT (Cefixime) be stored?

Suprax DT (Cefixime) should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. It should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Suprax DT (Cefixime)?

If you miss a dose of Suprax DT (Cefixime), take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Resources

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Additional information

Generic name:

Cefixime

Formulation:

Dispersible Tablet

Strength(s):

50mg, 100mg

Quantities Available:

100

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