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Suprax Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics known as the cephalosporins. Suprax is used to treat bacterial infections of the chest, ears, urinary tract, and throat. Cefixime fights against bacteria that may be cause serious effects in the body.

Suprax Dosage

  • For the treatment of infections other than gonorrhea, then the usual starting adult dose is 400 milligrams daily.
  • If your child has a middle ear infection, then your doctor will probably prescribe Suprax suspension.

Uses of Suprax

  • Cefixime is used to treat various types of bacterial infections such as bronchitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, skin infections, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections.
  • Cefixime may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Suprax

Before taken Suprax medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Suprax. Side effects may include:

  • Loose stools
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bleeding
  • Colitis
  • Fever
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Kidney failure

Warnings and precautions before taking Suprax:

  • If you have stomach or intestinal disease such as colitis, then you should tell your doctor before taking Suprax.
  • If you have a kidney disorder, then you should consult with your doctor before taking Suprax.
  • If you have had allergic reactions to penicillins or other cephalosporin antibiotics, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Suprax with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Suprax with other drugs. Because Suprax and the seizure medication Tegretol are used together, then amount of Tegretol in the bloodstream may show an increase and suprax may also increase the effect of anticlotting drugs such as Coumadin.


After taken Suprax if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Suprax overdose include:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Vomiting

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