Also Known As: Cefixime, Suprax
Cefixime is an oral third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria. These include infections of the: Ear (otitis media caused by Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis,and S. pyogenes.) Nose, sinuses (sinusitis), Throat (tonsillitis, pharyngitis caused by S. pyogenes ), Chest and lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae) and Urinary system and Uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
The bactericidal action of cephalosporin due to the inhibition of cell wall synthesis.
It is always better to perform appropriate cultures and susceptibility studies to determine the causative organism and its sensitivity to cefixime.
Cefixime is contraindicated in patients with known sensitivity or allergies to cephalosporin class of antibiotics.