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Cefixime - Overview
Cefixime, marketed under the name Suprax, is an antibiotic medication used in the treatment of infections thought to be caused by bacteria proven or suspected to be susceptible to cefixime. People who might need a cefixime prescription can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe Suprax when appropriate to do so.
What Is Cefixime Used For?
Cefixime (Suprax) belongs to a class of medications known as cephalosporin antibiotics. Like cefdinir, cefpodoxime, cefuroxime and cephalexin, cefixime's mechanism of action involves blocking cell wall synthesis in bacteria, ultimately leading to bacterial death. Cefixime demonstrates less bacterial resistance than medications like penicillin because cefixime can remain active in the presence of some beta-lactamase enzymes. Resistance that has been found to cefixime has occurred in strains of Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Cefixime is used to treat a wide range of infections caused by gram positive and gram negative bacteria, including some cases of urinary tract infections, bronchitis, otitis media, pharyngitis and gonorrhea. Cefixime should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses or infections not thought to be caused by bacteria not susceptible to cefixime.
Cefixime - Dosage and Cost
As Suprax, cefixime is available in multiple forms. Cefixime is available as Suprax 100 mg tablets, Suprax 150 mg tablets, Suprax 200 mg tablets, and Suprax 400 mg capsules and tablets which are generally white, pink or yellow in color. Cefixime is also available as oral suspensions - Suprax 100 mg/5 mL, Suprax 200 mg/5 mL and Suprax 500 mg/5 mL. A typical regimen for Suprax in adults is 400 mg daily but the actual cefixime dosage depends on the condition of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Peak serum levels of cefixime typically occur within 6 hours and the majority of the drug is bound to proteins. The half life of cefixime can last up to 9 hours. Cefixime is moderately expensive, costing just under $100 for 14 cefixime 400 mg capsules at many pharmacies in the United States. Cefixime coupons may be available online or through the manufacturer. The costs associated with a cefixime prescription may also be covered by some insurance plans.
Can I Buy Cefixime Online?
Cefixime OTC is not available in the United States as cefixime is a prescription medication in the United States. As a result, one cannot just buy cefixime online without first consulting with a medical provider. People who might need a cefixime prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with local medical providers who can prescribe cefixime or Suprax when appropriate and indicated to do so.
Cefixime - Side Effects
Prior to using cefixime, it is important to discuss possible side effects and concerns with one's medical provider and pharmacist. Side effects associated with cefixime use include loose stools, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and heartburn. Cefixime and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to cefixime, other cephalosporin medications, penicillin, amoxicillin or similar medications should not use cefixime or Suprax. Care should be taken when cefixime is used with certain other medications, including carbamazepine and anticoagulants such as warfarin.
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Last updated January 24, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.