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SUPRAX 400MG 6 CAPS (cefixime trihydrate) DENVAR

SUPRAX 400MG 6 CAPS (cefixime trihydrate) DENVAR
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SUPRAX 400MG 6 CAPS (cefixime trihydrate) DENVAR

Patient Education - English

  • Generic Name: cefixime

  • Pronounced: sef IX eem

  • Brand Name: Suprax, Biomics, Denvar

What is the most important information I should know about cefixime?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefixime, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillin).

Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefixime will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

What is cefixime?

Cefixime is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Cefixime is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

Cefixime may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cefixime?


Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefixime or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:

  • cefaclor (Raniclor);
  • cefadroxil (Duricef);
  • cefazolin (Ancef);
  • cefdinir (Omnicef);
  • cefditoren (Spectracef);
  • cefpodoxime (Vantin);
  • cefprozil (Cefzil);
  • ceftibuten (Cedax);
  • cefuroxime (Ceftin);
  • cephalexin (Keflex);
  • cephradine (Velosef); and others.

Before taking cefixime, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, especially penicillins.

FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Cefixime may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

The cefixime suspension (liquid) contains sucrose. Talk to your doctor before using this form of cefixime if you have diabetes.

How should I take cefixime?


Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Cefixime works best if you take it with a meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.

The cefixime chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using cefixime.

Take cefixime for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefixime will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Store the tablets and capsules at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused medication after 14 days.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?


Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

What should I avoid while taking cefixime?

Avoid using antacids within 1 hour before or after taking cefixime. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb cefixime.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

What are the possible side effects of cefixime?


Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
  • fever, sore throat, and joint pain with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • numbness or tingly feeling;
  • warmth, redness, or tingling under your skin;
  • swelling in your hands or feet;
  • fast or pounding heartbeats;
  • chest pain, shortness of breath.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, stomach pain, constipation, loss of appetite;
  • anxiety, drowsiness;
  • increased night-time urination;
  • headache;
  • runny nose, sore throat, cough; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect cefixime?

There may be other drugs that can interact with cefixime. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start taking a new medication without telling your doctor.




Patient Education - Spanish

  • Nombre Genérico: cefixime

  • Nombre de la Marca: Suprax

¿Cuál es la información más importante que debo saber sobre cefixime?


No tome esta medicina si tiene alergia a cefixime, o antibióticos similares, como Ceftin, Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, y otros.

Antes de tomar esta medicina, dígale a su médico si tiene alergia a alguna de estas drogas (especialmente penicilina).

Tome esta medicina por el tiempo completo que su médico se la prescribió. Sus síntomas pueden mejorar antes de que la infección sea completamente tratada. Cefixime no se usa en el tratamiento de infecciones virales como el resfrío o gripe.

Los antibióticos pueden causar diarrea, que puede ser un signo de una nueva infección. Si tiene diarrea líquida o con sangre, llame a su médico. No tome ninguna medicina para detener la diarrea que no sea indicada por su médico.

¿Qué es cefixime?

Cefixime pertenece a un grupo de drogas antibióticas llamadas cefalosporinas. Cefixime trabaja en combatir la bacteria en su cuerpo.

Cefixime es usado en el tratamiento de diferentes tipos de infecciones causadas por bacteria.

Cefixime puede también usarse para otros fines no mencionados en esta guía del medicamento.

¿Qué debería discutir con el profesional del cuidado de la salud antes de tomar cefixime?


No tome esta medicina si usted es alérgico a cefixime o algún otro antibiótico cefalosporinas como:

  • cefaclor (Raniclor);
  • cefadroxil (Duricef);
  • cefazolin (Ancef);
  • cefdinir (Omnicef);
  • cefditoren (Spectracef);
  • cefpodoxime (Vantin);
  • cefprozil (Cefzil);
  • ceftibuten (Cedax);
  • cefuroxime (Ceftin);
  • cephalexin (Keflex);
  • cephradine (Velosef); y otras.

Antes de tomar cefixime, dígale a su médico si usted es alérgico a alguna drogas (especialmente penicilinas).

Categoría B del embarazo por la FDA. Esta medicina no se espera que cause daño al bebé nonato. Dígale a su médico si usted está embarazada o si planea de quedar embarazada durante el tratamiento.

Cefixime puede pasar a la leche materna y le puede hacer daño al bebé que está lactando. No use esta medicina sin antes consultar con su médico si está dando de amamantar al bebé.

La suspensión (líquida) de cefixime contiene sucrose. Hable con su médico antes de usar esta presentación de cefixime si tiene diabetes.

¿Cómo debo tomar cefixime?


Tome esta medicina exactamente como se le ha prescrito a usted. No tome la medicina en cantidades mayores, o por más tiempo del recomendado por su médico. Siga las instrucciones en la etiqueta de su medicina.

Tome esta medicina con un vaso de agua lleno.

Cefixime trabaja major si usted la toma con comidas o dentro de 30 minutos de una comida.

La tableta masticable de cefixime debe ser mascada antes de tragarla.

No triture, mastique, o rompa la tableta de liberación prolongada. Traguelas enteras. Romper o abrir estas formulaciones causará que toda la medicina pase al cuerpo de inmediato.

Agite la suspensión (líquido) bien antes de medir una dosis. Para asegurarse de tomar la dosis correcta, mida la fórmula líquida de cefixime con una cucharilla o taza de medición de dosis especial, no lo haga con una cuchara normal. Si no tiene un dispositivo para medir dosis, pregunte a su farmacéutico dónde puede conseguir uno.

Esta medicina puede hacer que tenga resultados fuera de lo común con algunas pruebas médicas. Dígale a los médicos que lo atiendan que está usando cefixime.

Tome cefixime durante todo el tiempo que le fue prescrita la medicina por su médico. Sus síntomas pueden mejorarse antes de que la infección sea completamente tratada. Cefixime no se usa en el tratamiento de infecciones virales como resfrío o gripe.

Guarde las tabletas en temperatura ambiente, lejos de la humedad, el calor, y luz.

Guarde la suspensión líquida en la refrigeradora. No congele. Bote cualquier sobrante de la medicina después de 14 días.

¿Qué sucede si dejo de tomar una dosis?

Tome la dosis pasada tan pronto se acuerde. Si ya casi es hora para la siguiente dosis, espere y tome la medicina a la próxima hora de su horario regular. No tome más medicina para alcanzar la dosis pasada.

¿Qué sucede si tomo una sobredosis?


Busque atención médica de emergencia si usted cree que ha usado mucho de esta medicina.

Los síntomas de la sobredosis pueden incluir náusea, vómito, dolor del estómago, y diarrea.

¿Qué debo evitar mientras uso cefixime?

Evite usar antiácidos dentro de 1 hora antes o después de tomar cefixime. Los antiácidos pueden hacer más difícil para su cuerpo absorber cefixime.

Los antibióticos pueden causar diarrea, que puede ser un signo de una nueva infección. Si tiene diarrea líquida o con sangre, llame a su médico. No utilice ninguna medicina para detener la diarrea, que no sea indicada por su médico.

¿Cuáles son los efectos secundarios posibles de cefixime?


Busque atención médica de emergencia si usted tiene alguno de estos síntomas de una reacción alérgica: ronchas; dificultad para respirar; hinchazón de su cara, labios, lengua, o garganta.

Llame a su médico inmediatamente si usted tiene alguno de estos efectos secundarios de gravedad:

  • diarrea líquida o con sangre;
  • fiebre, dolor de garganta, y dolor de las articulaciones con una intensa presentación en la piel de ampollas, pelarse, y sarpullido rojo;
  • entumecimiento o sensación de cosquilleo;
  • calentura, rojez, o cosquilleo debajo de la piel;
  • hinchazón de las manos o los pies;
  • palpitaciones cardíacas rápidas o fuertes;
  • dolor de pecho, falta aire al respirar.

Efectos secundarios menos serios pueden incluir:

  • leve náusea, vómito, dolor de estómago, estreñimiento, pérdida del apetito;
  • ansiedad, somnolencia;
  • aumento de orinar durante la noche;
  • dolor de cabeza;
  • nariz mucosa, dolor de garganta, tos; o
  • picazón vaginal o descarga.

Esta lista no incluye todos los efectos secundarios y otros también pueden ocurrir. Dígale a su médico acerca de cualquier efecto secundario fuera de lo normal o que le cause molestia. Usted puede reportar efectos secundarios llamando al FDA al 1-800-FDA-1088.

¿Qué otras drogas afectarán a cefixime?

Pueden existir otras que tengan interacciones con cefixime. Dígale a su médico acerca de todas las medicinas que está tomando, ya sean recetadas o no. Estas deben incluir vitaminas, minerales, productos herbarios, y las drogas recetadas por otros médicos. No empiece a usar una nueva medicina sin primero decirle a su médico.


What is cefixime?

Cefixime is in a group of drugs called cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotics. It works by fighting bacteria in your body.

Cefixime is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

Cefixime may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about cefixime?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefixime, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others.

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs (especially penicillin).

Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefixime will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking cefixime?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to cefixime or to other cephalosporin antibiotics, such as:

  • cefaclor (Raniclor);

  • cefadroxil (Duricef);

  • cefazolin (Ancef);

  • cefdinir (Omnicef);

  • cefditoren (Spectracef);

  • cefpodoxime (Vantin);

  • cefprozil (Cefzil);

  • ceftibuten (Cedax);

  • cefuroxime (Ceftin);

  • cephalexin (Keflex);

  • cephradine (Velosef); and others.

Before taking cefixime, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, especially penicillins.

FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Cefixime may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

The cefixime suspension (liquid) contains sucrose. Talk to your doctor before using this form of cefixime if you have diabetes.

How should I take cefixime?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Cefixime works best if you take it with a meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.

The cefixime chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Shake the oral suspension (liquid) well just before you measure a dose. To be sure you get the correct dose, measure the liquid with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using cefixime.

Take cefixime for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Cefixime will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Store the tablets and capsules at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Store the oral liquid in the refrigerator. Throw away any unused medication after 14 days.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medication as soon as you remember the missed dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.

Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

What should I avoid while taking cefixime?

Avoid using antacids within 1 hour before or after taking cefixime. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb cefixime.

Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to.

Cefixime side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody;

  • fever, sore throat, and joint pain with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;

  • numbness or tingly feeling;

  • warmth, redness, or tingling under your skin;

  • swelling in your hands or feet;

  • fast or pounding heartbeats;

  • chest pain, shortness of breath.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, stomach pain, constipation, loss of appetite;

  • anxiety, drowsiness;

  • increased night-time urination;

  • headache;

  • runny nose, sore throat, cough; or

  • vaginal itching or discharge.

Cefixime Dosing Information

Usual Adult Dose for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection:

400 mg orally once a day for 10 days

Usual Adult Dose for Otitis Media:

400 mg orally once a day for 10 to 14 days

Usual Adult Dose for Cystitis:

400 mg orally once a day for 3 to 7 days

Usual Adult Dose for Gonococcal Infection -- Uncomplicated:

Uncomplicated infections of the cervix, urethra, or rectum: 400 mg orally one time

Doxycycline therapy for 7 days (if not pregnant) or single dose azithromycin is also recommended to treat possible concurrent chlamydial infection.

The patient's sexual partner(s) should also be evaluated/treated.

Usual Adult Dose for Pyelonephritis:

400 mg orally once a day for 14 days

Usual Adult Dose for Gonococcal Infection -- Disseminated:

400 mg orally twice a day; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommend 500 mg (suspension) orally twice a day

Initial therapy for disseminated gonococcal infections requires parenteral therapy which should be continued for 24 to 48 hours after clinical improvement is observed. Oral therapy may then be administered to complete a total course of at least 1 week.

Doxycycline therapy for 7 days (if not pregnant) or single dose azithromycin is also recommended to treat possible concurrent chlamydial infection.

The patient's sexual partner(s) should also be evaluated/treated.

Usual Adult Dose for Bronchitis:

400 mg orally once a day for 7 to 10 days

Usual Adult Dose for Sinusitis:

400 mg orally once a day for 10 to 14 days
Longer courses of therapy, sometimes 3 to 4 weeks, may be required for refractory or recurrent cases.

Usual Adult Dose for Pneumonia:

400 mg orally once a day for 10 days

Usual Adult Dose for Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis:

400 mg orally once a day for 10 days

Usual Pediatric Dose for Otitis Media:

8 mg/kg/day orally (use suspension) given in a single daily dose or as 4 mg/kg orally every 12 hours
Children over 50 kg or older than 12 years should be administered the recommended adult dose.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Urinary Tract Infection:

8 mg/kg orally every 12 hours on day one, then 8 mg/kg orally every 24 hours days 2 to 14

Usual Pediatric Dose for STD Prophylaxis:

Prophylaxis following sexual victimization: 8 mg/kg orally in a single dose (400 mg maximum) plus azithromycin 20 mg/kg (1 g maximum) as a single oral dose
Also begin or complete hepatitis B virus immunization and consider prophylaxis for trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis.

What other drugs will affect cefixime?

There may be other drugs that can interact with cefixime. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start taking a new medication without telling your doctor.

Prices are F.O.B.-Panama / F.O.B.-Mexico; We can ship via air cargo or DHL, Fedex, UPS or other private carrier. All our generic medicines are produced in either W.H.O. -Geneva or FDA approved Laboratories. This is a Generic drug and not a brand name medicine; because of it's generic form a compulsary licence(s) were issued in numerous countries allowing their fabrication, importation and distribution where they are legally permitted; and not in violation of any accords in regards to trademarks and patents. Be sure you are able to import these generic pharmaceuticals into your country prior to ordering; as some countries will not allow their importation.

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