What is cefixime?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. 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 purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not take cefixime if you are allergic to cefixime, or to similar antibiotics. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins.
Before taking this medicine
To make sure cefixime is safe for you, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, especially penicillins.
The chewable tablet form may contain phenylalanine. Talk to your doctor before using this form of cefixime if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether cefixime passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You may need to stop nursing while you are taking cefixime.
How should I take cefixime?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take cefixime in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
You may take cefixime with or without food.
The cefixime chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
This medication can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using cefixime.
Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Cefixime will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.