Safexim 100 mg

Cefixime
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Description

SKU 203
US Brand Name Suprax
Strength 100mg
Generic Name Cefixime

Safexim 100 mg

Cefixime is a broad spectrum antibiotics belonging to the class of cephalosporins. Cephalosporins are one of the major classes and sub group of beta lactam antibiotics derived from fungus Acremonium or cephalosporium. Cefixime belongs to the first generation cephalosporins and has a broad antimicrobial spectrum against gram positive and gram negative microorganisms. It is active against various bacterial pathogens mentioned below:

  • Escherichia coli
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  •  Streptococcus(viridans group)
  • Haemophilus influenza
  • Klebsiella species and Enterobacter species

It is available in the form of oral tablet dosage form.

The ailments it is used for:

Cefixime is an antibiotic that helps in relieving bacteria induced infections. It is indicated in the following conditions:

  • Skin infections
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Ear infections
  • Pharyngitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Throat infections
  • Bone infections
  • Uncomplicated Gonorrhea
  • Septicemia
  • Urinary tract infections

Understanding the drug Cefixime:

How it works?

Cefixime is a beta lactam antibiotic and acts on specific penicillin binding protein and stops the formation of bacterial cell wall. It interferes with the later stages of bacterial cell wall, and disrupts the cross linking of the peptidoglycan structure. It has an active role in the activation of bacterial cell autolysin process contributing bacterial cell lysis. 

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Cefixime if you:

  • Are allergic to Cefixime
  • Breastfeeding a child
  • Are pregnant or planning pregnancy
  • Are suffering from diabetes
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have colitis
  • Have Phenylketonuria

How much to take?

You should consume Cefixime as prescribed by your doctor. Do not consume it in smaller or higher quantities for a longer period of time than prescribed. It is up to doctor as he knows your complete health status. So, doctor will prescribe the best therapeutic dose depending upon your condition. Take the medicine as instructed by the doctor.

What are the strengths available?

Cefixime is available in the following strength preparations on our website:

  • Taxim O 200 mg
  • Taxim O DT 100 mg

Who is the manufacturer?

Taxim O is manufactured by Alkem laboratories limited, a well known pharmaceutical company and are available in the packs of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.

Taxim O DT is manufactured by Alkem laboratories limited, a well known pharmaceutical company and are available in the packs of 32, 64 and 128 Tablets.

How to take it?

Tablets are meant to be taken with full glass of water. Don’t try to break the medicine. Always take the medicine as per prescription.

When to take?

Cefixime tablets can be taken with a meal or within 30 minutes of a meal as prescribed by the doctor. Doctor will decide and prescribe you the best therapeutic dose. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.

For how long should it be taken?

Continue to take the drug for as long as the doctor recommends. Complete full length of course religiously. Failure to complete the full dosage might result in a recurrence of the infection.

What if you take too much (overdose)?

Excess ingestion of the drug can cause toxicity. Consult your doctor if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms.

What if you miss the dose?

In case you forget to take the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the scheduled time and continue following it. Do not double up the dose to catch up with the missed one.

What are the side effects?

Every drug has some side effects some may experience or some may not. The side effects are different for each patient and depend upon the general health, disease state, age, weight and gender. Cefixime tablets show some common side effects that are listed below:

  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Mild itching
  • Skin rashes
  • Headache
  • Vaginal itching or discharge

Some serious and rare side effects that need immediate medical attention are as follows:

  • Jaundice
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Swollen gums, burning in eyes and skin pain
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea

Are there any possible drug interactions?

It is important to have knowledge of the other drugs that may interact with the Cefixime tablets and has an ability to affect the activity of the concerned drug. One should talk to doctor and discuss everything about the other medicines that include nutrition supplements. Doctor will give you the list of the drugs that may interact with Cefixime tablets:

  • Probenecid
  • Live bacterial vaccines
  • Rifampin
  • Rifabutin
  • Warfarin
  • Cefaclor
  • Cefadroxil
  • Cefpodoxime
  • Cefprozil
  • Cefuroxime
  • Cephalexin
  • Cephradine

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Always take the medicine as per prescription
  • Don’t use the expired medicine
  • Don’t share your medicine with anyone even if you find same signs and symptoms
  • Avoid the intake of Aluminum and Magnesium antacids along with it as it may reduce its efficacy
  • Elderly people may be sensitive to this drug as kidney function decreases with age and this drug is excreted by kidneys only
  • Always store the tablets  in a cool and dark place 
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