This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.
Background and Date of Approval
Cefixime is an antibiotic that belongs to the class of cephalosporin antibiotics. It was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1989 for its medical use.
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Cefixime kills susceptible bacteria by blocking the synthesis of bacterial cell walls. It attaches to one of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs), which prevents the formation of peptidoglycan in the bacterial cell wall. This prevents biosynthesis and stops building the cell wall, which results in the death of the bacterial cell.
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Cefixime helps to treat bacterial infections.
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Take Taxim tablets as prescribed by your healthcare provider. It may be taken with or without food, and swallow this medicine. Do not chew, break or crush it. Do not stop taking this without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will decide the treatment's dose, frequency, and duration based on your disease and other factors.
Take syrup/drops as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Take the prescribed dose of this medicine using the measuring cup, dosing syringe, or the dropper provided by the pack. Shake the pack well before each use. Your doctor will decide the medicine’s dose, duration, and frequency based on the disease condition and other factors.
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Report to your physician immediately if you experience allergic reactions to Cefixime, other cephalosporin antibiotics, including penicillin, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Tell your doctor before treatment commencement with this medication if you have colitis (inflammation of the colon's inner lining), kidney or liver disease, or seizures. Avoid drinking alcohol since it can cause dizziness.
Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or plan to have a baby. Cefixime tablets should not be taken while pregnant unless specifically advised by your doctor. Avoid breastfeeding your baby while on the treatment with this medication. It is unknown if Cefixime passes into the breastmilk.
The side effects known to occur commonly during the treatment with Cefixime are nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, indigestion (dyspepsia), headache, dizziness, and itching of the genital or vaginal area. Report to your doctor if any of these side effects disturb or persist in you.
Word Of Advice
It is advised not to stop taking this medication on your own. Please consult your doctor before stopping this medication, as it makes the infection worsen and hard to treat. Driving or using machinery should be avoided as it may cause confusion and drowsiness.
Frequently Asked Question
- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Beta-lactam antibiotics, 7th Edition, 2013, 726-728.
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- Sanofi., Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on April 2022] [Accessed on 18th Nov 2022], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5534.pdf
- Cefixime Dispersible Tablet., Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd. [Revised on August 2019]. [Accessed on 18th Nov 2022], https://www.torrentian.com/pisheet/Upload/PI_Sheet/2837.pdf
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.