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Suprax (generically known as cefixime) is an oral suspension indicated for the treatment of various bacterial infections. It can be used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and sexually transmitted infections.
Cefixime works by inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis, which leads to bacterial cell death. Note that Suprax Suspension only works against bacterial infections and will not treat viral infections such as the common cold or flu.
Use and Dosage
Suprax Suspension is taken by mouth with or without food and is usually prescribed to be taken once or twice a day, depending on the specific condition being treated.
Take Suprax Suspension exactly as prescribed by your doctor. To use Suprax Suspension (Cefixime), you should follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
Shake the suspension well before use and measure the dose using a special measuring spoon or cup, not a regular tablespoon. The liquid suspension comes in different concentrations, use the concentration that matches your prescribed dose. The suspension typically comes ready to use and is often flavored to make it more palatable.
Take Suprax Suspension for the full duration of treatment, as prescribed by your healthcare provider, even if symptoms improve before the medication is finished. If you miss a dose of Suprax, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Common Side Effects of Suprax Suspension (Cefixime):
- Increased night-time urination
- Loss of appetite
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Stomach upset/pain
- Vaginal itching or discharge
Serious Side Effects of Suprax Suspension (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 ski
Forms and Strength
Suprax Suspension (Cefixime) is available in the following forms and strength:
Suprax Suspension: Suspension
- Allergic reactions: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) may cause allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, tongue, or throat. If these symptoms occur, you should seek medical attention right away.
- Overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms: Prolonged use of Suprax Suspension (cefixime) can cause 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 pregnant and breastfeeding women: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women. You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before taking it.
- Kidney problems: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) can cause kidney problems in some people, and you should inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney disease before taking it.
- Resistance: Overuse or misuse of Suprax Suspension (cefixime) can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, and you should only take the medication as directed by your doctor.
- Seizures: Suprax Suspension (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.
- Diarrhea: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you experience diarrhea that is severe or does not go away, you should inform your doctor.
- Interactions with medications: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) may interact with other medications, including blood thinners and some antacids. You should inform your doctor of any medications you are taking before starting Suprax Suspension.
- Liver problems: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) can cause liver problems in some people, and you should inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease before taking it.
- Photosensitivity: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) can cause increased sensitivity to sunlight, and you should avoid prolonged sun exposure or wear protective clothing and sunscreen while taking the Suspension.
- Clostridioides difficile infection: Suprax Suspension (cefixime) can cause clostridioides difficile infection, which is a potentially severe diarrheal disease. You should inform your doctor if you experience diarrhea that is watery, bloody, or lasts longer than usual.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I drink alcohol while taking Suprax Suspension?
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking antibiotics, including Suprax Suspension. Alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness of the medication and may increase the risk of certain side effects.
How long does it take for Suprax Suspension to start working?
The time it takes for Suprax Suspension to start working will depend on the specific condition being treated and the severity of the infection. Take the medication as prescribed and for the full duration of treatment, even if symptoms improve before the medication is finished.
Can Suprax Suspension be used during pregnancy?
Suprax Suspension should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. Consult with your doctor before taking Suprax Suspension if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Can Suprax Suspension be used to treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
Suprax Suspension may be used to treat certain bacterial infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact, such as gonorrhea. However, it may not be effective against all types of STIs, and other medications may be needed for treatment. Consult with a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment of STIs.
It's important to purchase Suprax Suspension from verified Canadian pharmacy.