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Home Knowledge Center Wellness Library Cefixime Oral Suspension 20 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL, 100 mg/ mL

Cefixime Oral Suspension 20 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL, 100 mg/ mL

For treating bacterial infection.

Brand Name(s): Suprax

Generic Name: Cefixime

Instructions

Instructions

Drink the medicine.

Measure the dose of liquid medicine carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with the medicine. If you do not have one, please ask your pharmacist for help.

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.

Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.

Keep the medicine away from heat and light.

Shake the bottle well before using the medicine.

This medicine should be used within 14 days.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

If you have diabetes and use urine glucose tests, this medicine may cause incorrect results. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your diabetes treatment plan.

Cautions

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • excess gas
  • headaches
  • nausea
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • yeast infection of mouth
  • vaginal itching or yeast infection

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • confusion
  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)
  • blistering or peeling of the skin
  • severe stomach or bowel pain

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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