Cefix-200 (Cefixime 200mg) Tablets
Cefix-200 (Cefixime 200mg) 10 Tablets/Strip
Also known as Suprax
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Cefix-200 general information
What is Cefix-200 used for?
Cefix-200 tablets 200mg are a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat common infections caused by a variety of bacteria in different parts of the body. These include upper respiratory tract infections, such as ear infections (otitis media), sinusitis, tonsillitis, and pharyngitis; also, lower respiratory tract infections such as acute bronchitis. Cefix-200 tablets 200mg are also used for genitourinary tract infections like cystitis and pyelonephritis (kidney infection).
How does Cefix-200 work?
Cefix-200 tablets 200mg contain cefixime, which is a semi-synthetic, third generation cephalosporin antibiotic, belonging to a subgroup of the beta lactam group of antibiotics (which include penicillins). Cefixime in Cefix-200 tablets 200mg inhibits the synthesis of the peptidoglycan layer of the bacterial cell wall, which is important for the structural integrity of the cell wall. Blocking formation of the bacterial cell wall in susceptible bacteria, which kills the bacteria. Unlike other beta lactam antibiotics like penicillins, cephalosporins are less susceptible to destruction by beta-lactamase found in some resistant bacteria. Cefix-200 tablets 200mg are effective against a wide range of common bacteria found in general practice and in hospitals including Streptococci, Staphylococci (including penicillinase-producing strains and non-resistant strains); Haemophilus influenzae; Klebsiella pneumonia, Escherichia coli, among others.
What does Cefix-200 contain?
Cefix-200 tablets 200mg contain the active ingredient cefixime, a semi-synthetic, third generation cephalosporin antibiotic that is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. Cefix-200 also contains Lake Quinoline Yellow WS and Titanium Dioxide.
Treating bacterial infection with Cefix-200
Cefix-200 tablets 200mg contain cefixime, a cephalosporin antibiotic belonging to a subgroup of the beta lactam group of antibiotics (which include penicillins). Unlike other beta lactam antibiotics like penicillins, cephalosporins are less susceptible to destruction by beta-lactamase found in some resistant bacteria. Cefix-200 tablets 200mg is effective for a wide range of bacterial infections, including, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis and pharyngitis; ear infections (otitis media); bacterial sinusitis; genitourinary tract infections, including cystitis and kidney infection. Cefixime in Cefix-200 tablets 200mg works by inhibiting the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall in susceptible bacteria, which kills the bacteria.
What are the side effects of Cefix-200?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Cefix-200 include gastrointestinal upset, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, skin rash, urticaria (hives), genital and anal pruritis (itching).
What is an allergic reaction to antibiotics like Cefix-200?
Some people are allergic to penicillin-like antibiotics and may develop a hypersensitivity reaction, which can be a mild to severe skin reaction, with symptoms like rash, itching, blotchy red patches, hives (urticaria), dermatitis. A more serious reaction may give you symptoms like swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body, shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing, in which case you should seek emergency medical attention.
When should Cefix-200 not be used?
You should not use Cefix-200 if you:
- are allergic to cefixime or any other beta-lactams antibiotic, including penicillins or any ingredients in Cefix-200
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
- have kidney disease, without discussion with your doctor
- have a history of gastrointestinal disease particularly pseudomembranous colitis
- are taking medicines that interact with Cefix-200 including anticoagulants like warfarin and probenecid for gout.
How should Cefix-200 be taken?
You should take your Cefix-200 tablets 200mg by swallowing your tablet with crushing or chewing. You can take Cefix-200 with or without food. The dose you take and how often, depends on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendation, which may be 1-2 tablets once or twice a day, usually for up to 7-14 days, depending on the infection. Always finish your course of tablets even if you feel better, if not, the infection may not clear up completely or your symptoms may return.
How long should you take Cefix-200?
You should continue to take your Cefix-200 tablets for as long as recommended by your doctor, usually for up to 7-14 days, depending on the infection. Always finish your course of tablets even if you feel better, if not, the infection may not clear up completely or your symptoms may return.
Missed dose of Cefix-200?
If you miss a dose of Cefix-200, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Cefix-200 be stored?
You should store your Cefix-200 below 25°C in a cool dry place, well out of reach of children.