Generic Suprax (Cefixime)
Suprax
Suprax is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat infections of respiratory and urinary systems.
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Product Description
Renal impairment: adjust dose; see full labeling. Reconstitution Directions. For the treatment of acute otitis media, neither Supdax tablets nor capsules should be used in place of the oral suspension or the chewable tablets. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information - verify here. Adult: mg once daily or mg every 12 hrs. For accurate dosage, use a calibrated oral syringe, spoon, or dosing cup. Related Drug Information Drug Summary. Drug Class. Products inhibiting peristalsis are contraindicated in this clinical situation. Infants, Children, and Adolescents 6 months to 17 years. Affected cytochrome P isoenzymes and drug transporters: none. Affected cytochrome P isoenzymes and drug transporters: none Oral Route. See also: Suprax side effects in more detail. Suprax drug interactions in more detail. Normal dose. Su;rax diuretics: Minor Nephrotoxicity associated with cephalosporins may be potentiated by concomitant therapy with loop diuretics. Infants, Children, and Adolescents 6 months to 17 years. May potentiate carbamazepine, anticoagulants eg, warfarin ; monitor. All rights reserved. Lysis is mediated by bacterial cell wall Suprzx enzymes i. Shake well before using. In milder cases, the colitis may respond to discontinuation of the Supdax agent. For the Suprax of uncomplicated gonorrhea e. Otitis media should be treated using the suspension or chewable tablet; they are preferred due to higher serum concentrations achieved with these dosage forms compared to the tablets. Cefixime is not recommended for infections of the pharynx. Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. Leuprolide; Norethindrone: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. It was concluded that the antibiotics ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, doxycycline, metronidazole, ofloxacin, roxithromycin, temafloxacin, and tetracycline did not alter plasma concentrations of OCs. Infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes : treat for at least 10 days. Third generation cephalosporins. Pharmacologic Class: Cephalosporin. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. Ethinyl Estradiol; Norgestrel: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. While complete information on cefixime's distribution is limited, it does penetrate urine, bile, sputum, maxillary sinus mucosa, and middle ear, prostatic, and blister fluids. It was previously thought that antibiotics may decrease the effectiveness of OCs containing estrogens due to stimulation of metabolism or a reduction in enterohepatic circulation via changes in GI flora. Affected cytochrome P isoenzymes and drug transporters: none. Use the oral suspension or chewable tablets for the treatment of otitis media; they are preferred due to higher serum concentrations achieved with these dosage forms compared to the tablets. Cefixime is present in animal milk. Patients with phenylketonuria should be notified that the cefixime chewable tablets contain aspartame, a source of phenylalanine. Cephalosporin hypersensitivity, penicillin hypersensitivity. Adult: mg once daily or mg every 12 hrs. Data regarding progestin-only contraceptives or for newer combined contraceptive deliveries e. After administration in adults, peak concentrations occur 2 to 6 hours after a single dose of a mg tablet, mg tablet, or mg of suspension, 2 to 5 hours after a single dose of mg of suspension, and 3 to 8 hours after a single dose of a mg capsule. Cefixime is eliminated renally. Clinicians should be aware that this may occur even in patients with minor or transient renal impairment. Estradiol; Norgestimate: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. Renal Dysfunction. Otitis media should be treated with the chewable tablets or suspension. The Suprax suspension liquid contains sucrose. Children 3 years and older weighing 45 kg or less. Tablets: If a mg dose is needed, divide the mg tablet in half, along the divided score line. Cephalosporin hypersensitivity, penicillin hypersensitivity. Dienogest; Estradiol valerate: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. Pharmacokinetic data in infants and children have shown that CSF concentrations of cefixime are not adequate for the treatment of meningitis. Oral suspension and chewable tablets The oral suspension and chewable tablets are bioequivalent. Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol; Levomefolate: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. Colitis, diarrhea, GI disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pseudomembranous colitis, ulcerative colitis. The serum half-life of cefixime in healthy subjects is independent of dosage form and averages 3 to 4 hours, but may range up to 9 hours in some normal adult volunteers. Method: Tap the bottle several times to loosen powder contents prior to reconstitution. Oral suspension and chewable tablets The oral suspension and chewable tablets are bioequivalent. Ethinyl Estradiol; Norgestimate: Suprax It would be prudent Suuprax recommend alternative Syprax additional Suprwx when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. To reconstitute, suspend with 26 mL water. Shake well before using. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Note: A suggested dose has been determined for each pediatric weight range. It was concluded that the antibiotics ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, doxycycline, metronidazole, ofloxacin, roxithromycin, temafloxacin, and tetracycline did not alter plasma concentrations of OCs. Drug Class. Children weighing more than 45 kg and Adolescents. Estradiol; Norgestimate: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use cefixime with caution in patients with renal impairment, including renal failure, since the drug is eliminated via renal mechanisms. Do not take extra medicine Sprax make up Sjprax missed dose. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Suprax. To Su;rax, suspend with 8 mL water. For children 6 years and older with mild to moderate disease, a 5- to Skprax course uSprax acceptable. While cefixime may be used to treat certain sexually transmitted diseases STDthe drug may mask or delay the symptoms of incubating syphilis when given as part of an STD treatment regimen. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. In moderate to severe cases, fluids and electrolytes, protein supplementation, and treatment with an antibacterial effective against Clostridium difficile may be warranted. Cefixime is eliminated renally. Table 1. Children and Adolescents. Ethinyl Estradiol; Ethynodiol Diacetate: Moderate It would be prudent to recommend alternative or additional contraception when oral contraceptives OCs are used in conjunction with antibiotics. Advise patients with diabetes mellitus who test their urine for glucose to use tests based on enzymatic glucose oxidase reactions while on cefixime treatment. The capsule and tablet may be administered without regard to food. Reconstitution Directions. Chewable Tablet. Following diagnosis of pseudomembranous colitis, therapeutic measures should be instituted. Clinicians should be aware that this may occur even in patients with minor or transient renal impairment.
Common use

Suprax is a cephalosporin antibiotic which bactericidal effect made it useful for treatment of infectious diseases such as pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis, acute and chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, moderate otitis, non-severe infections of urogenital tract, gonococcal infection of the urethra and cervix, gonorrhea. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic active against different aerobic and anaerobic gram positive and gram negative organisms including Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Suprax is resistant to beta-lactamases. It is especially active against different streptococcus such as: S. pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. agalactiae, microorganisms of genus Haemophilus such as H. influenzae, H. parainfluenzae and others: Moraxella catarrhalis, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, Pasteurella sp., Providencia, Salmonella, and others.



Dosage and directions

Suprax should be taken with or without food with a big glass of water through equal time periods if it is prescribed as several daily intakes. To avoid stomach upset this medication may be taken with food but this slows absorption of Suprax. If this medication is a suspension liquid shake it before use and measure with a special spoon. Do not take this drug if it was not recommended to you and do not share it with the person who has similar symptoms. Your individual dose should be administered by your physician depending on your condition, age, weight and other factors.



Precautions

Before to take Suprax inform your doctor if you have had allergic reactions to penicillins or other cephalosporin antibiotics, stomach or intestinal disease such as colitis in history. Patients with kidney disorders require correction of Suprax dosage. Avoid repeated treatment with this medication as it may result in a secondary infection.



Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Suprax and penicillins, babies younger than 6 month, pregnancy, breastfeeding. Certain cautiousness should be exercised in adult patients, ones with kidney failure, colitis in history.



Possible side effect

Severe allergic reactions as rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of the mouth and face,may occur. In case of bloody stools, decreased urination, fever, red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin, seizures, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, unusual bruising or bleeding, vaginal itching, white spots in the mouth, jaundice notify your doctor about your condition as you may need immediate medical help.



Drug interaction

Probenecid (Benemid) may increase the blood concentration of Suprax by decreasing excretion of Suprax by the kidney. Co-administratyion of Suprax and aminoglycosides tobramycin (Tobradex) results in additive bacterial killing effects but also may increase damage to the kidney. Exenatide (Byetta) may delay or reduce the absorption of Suprax. Cephalosporins should be administered one hour before exenatide. Concomitant administration of Suprax and Carbamazepine increases concentration of the latter in blood serum. Suprax may cause a false positive urine ketone and glucose tests.



Missed dose

If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember. If you take Suprax once daily take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Next dose should be taken in 10-12 hours. If it was prescribed to you to take this medication twice or thrice daily take the missed dose and then the next one in 5-6 or 2-4 hours accordingly. Never double dose this medication.



Overdose

In case of serious and persistent symptoms of allergy or blood in the urine, diarrhea, nausea, upper abdominal pain, vomiting consult your doctor about medical attention.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term. Keep prepared suspension in a refrigerator during 14 days but do not freeze it, through away after the term.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

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