Cefixim (Suprax)

Cefixime (Suprax)

Cefixime, also known as Suprax, is a type of antibiotic called a cephalosporin. The active ingredient cefixime kills a wide variety of bacteria and is used to rapidly treat a wide range of infections. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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What is Cefixime (Suprax)?

Cefixime, also known as Suprax, is a type of antibiotic called a cephalosporin. The active ingredient cefixime kills a wide variety of bacteria and is used to rapidly treat a wide range of infections. A course of Cefixime will usually clear the infection within a few days. Cefixime (Suprax) is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy. This medicine requires a prescription or an online prescription.

What is this medicine used for?

Cefixime (Suprax) is prescribed as a course to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, including:

  • Middle ear infection.
  • Sinus infection.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Laryngitis.
  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Gonorrhoea.

Cefixime works instantly and provides relief from symptoms such as pain, fever and malaise within only a few days.

How to use Cefixime (Suprax)

Cefixime tablets should be swallowed whole without chewing with some liquid. This can be done before, during or after meals. Cefixime is prescribed as a course. Always finish the entire course, even if you feel better. Stopping early could cause the bacteria to linger in the body and the infection to return. The length of the course is determined by a doctor for each specific patient. If you have forgotten to take your Cefixime tablet, do so as soon as you remember. If you have forgotten to take a dose and it’s almost time for your next scheduled dose, then skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Never take a double dose to make up for the forgotten one.

Dosage

Cefixime (Suprax) is available online from our partner pharmacies in 200-mg tablets. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the recommended dose is:

  • Adults and children aged 12 and above: one to two 200-mg tablets a day for as long as the doctor prescribes.

Children under the age of 12 require a different dose. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

Antibiotics may cause side effects. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Cefixime:

  • Diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Headache.
  • Rash.
  • Dizziness (rare).

Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible side effects.

When not to use this medicine

Cefixime is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:

  • You are allergic to cefixime or other cephalosporin antibiotics, or any other ingredient in this medicine.

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics without consulting a doctor first. Consult a doctor on the use of Cefixime if you have a kidney condition or other health issues, or if you are currently taking medication. The doctor will be able to advise you whether you can use this medicine safely. For more information on contraindications, possible interactions and warnings, see the package leaflet.

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

Do not use Cefixime, or only with a doctor’s approval, if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding. This medicine does not affect your ability to drive. In rare cases it may cause dizziness. Stay out of traffic if you experience this side effect. This medicine does not interact with alcohol.