Medicine Overview of Avixime Tablet DT
Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
. It is used for short-term treatment of bacterial infections of urinary tract, skin and soft-tissue, ear, bone, blood, abdomen, genital and lungs (pneumonia). It is also used to prevent infections after surgery.
Side Effects of Avixime are Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Diarrhoea.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering which is needed for them to survive.
In Depth Information on Avixime Tablet DT
Your doctor has prescribed Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Discontinue Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
- If you're on blood thinners, Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT can interact with your medications and increase your bleeding tendencies.
Avixime Tablet DT related warnings
Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Avixime 200 mg Tablet DT, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Avixime Tablet DT
Avixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for treating many infections, for eg: infections of the ear, throat (e.g. tonsillitis, pharyngitis), chest and lungs (e.g. bronchitis, pneumonia) and urinary tract (e.g. cystitis and kidney infections).
Avixime has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Yes, Avixime belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Safety of Avixime in children less than 6 months of age (includes premature and newborn infants) has not been established. Please consult your doctor before starting any antibiotics in children.
Avixime is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different class of medicines known as cephalosporin and it works in a similar way as penicillins. However, they are different antibiotics. Please consult your doctor regarding their use.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Avixime. Diarrhea has been more commonly associated with higher doses. Stop the medicine if you have severe watery diarrhea that will not stop and you are feeling weak and have a fever. immediately consult your doctor.
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with Avixime. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Avixime.
Avixime is not effective against chlamydia infections, so, it is not used for its treatment. Please consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a chlamydial infection.
Avixime is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
No, Avixime is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Avixime. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
No, Avixime does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Avixime is not active against the bacteria (Treponema pallidum) which causes syphilis. So, it is not used for the treatment of syphilis. Please consult your doctor if you have signs and symptoms of syphilis.
Avixime can be used to treat uncomplicated gonorrhea caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (both penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing bacteria). However, always talk to your doctor if you have any infection as it should be diagnosed properly by a doctor before the start of antibiotics. Never take antibiotics yourself.
Avixime is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Avixime in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever. It is hence, advisable that you must take the antibiotics for typhoid fever only when it is recommended by your doctor. Do not take antibiotics yourself.
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and Avixime may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Avixime.
Q. Can I take Avixime with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Avixime and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avixime and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Avixime and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avixime with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Avixime and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avixime with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Avixime as no drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between them. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
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