Suprax (Cefixime)

What is Suprax?

Suprax is an innovative medication that belongs to a group of cephalosporin antibiotics and can treat certain infectious diseases. Cefixime, as an active ingredient of the medication, influences an affected area killing the bacteria and eliminating their further spreading. Suprax can be used in other cases, though only after doctor’s approval.


Recommendations for Use

Striving to forget about the devastating symptoms of infectious disorder one should administer Suprax strictly following all the recommendations and safety directions. Never use the treatment in larger or smaller doses than necessary. Additionally, it is vital to take the drug for a full treatment course, since the symptoms of the disorder may disappear earlier than the condition will improve. To prevent further problems and complications, keep taking Suprax for the whole length of the medication course.

Suprax dose will differ depending on the severity of your condition, overall health and medications you use. Follow the prescribed dose without any changes. Your healthcare specialist may change the adjusted dose for a better effect. Take the medication as recommended, with a full glass of water. To achieve ultimate results, use the pill either with a meal or half an hour before it.

Never break, crush or chew Suprax tablets. Swallow them whole instead. The medication may change some of your medical results, especially glucose level in the urine. Once you have missed Suprax dose, you should administer it as soon as possible. However, you'd better skip one in case the following should be taken within a short while. The medication overdose will trigger dangerous complications and serious downsides. Keep in mind that frequent dose skipping may result in infection aggravation and resistance to antibiotics.

Precautions and Contraindications

Suprax is an effective and powerful medication that produces a serious impact on important blood functions. To avoid undesirable effects one should consult a healthcare specialist primarily to the treatment course. Provide your doctor with detailed information about your health, including all the diseases, minor problems and disorders.

Do not start Suprax treatment course in case you are allergic to Cefixime, other components of the medication or similar antibiotics. The drug is also contraindicated for pregnant and breastfeeding women since it can produce dangerous effects on an unborn or nursing child.

Drug Interactions

Just like other medications, Suprax should not be used in certain combinations. To eliminate the risks of drug interactions, one should warn the doctor about other pharmaceuticals, herbal products and supplements he/she uses. Blood thinners, live bacterial vaccines, other antibiotics, diclofenac, baclofen, aspirin, Lorazepam, prednisone, Zithromax and other drugs should not be combined with Suprax treatment course.

Side Effects

Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have noticed any abnormalities or adverse reactions after Suprax intake. Severe complications caused by misuse of the medication include allergic reactions, seizures, jaundice, bloody or watery diarrhea, skin reactions, unusual urination, sudden weight gain, fatigue, confusion, agitation and others.

Headache, vaginal discharge, nausea, vomiting, gas and similar reactions belong to the common Suprax effects that should disappear after a few drug intakes. Call your physician if the symptoms do not fade away, though aggravate instead.