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Cefix 100mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Cefix 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic belonging to the cephalosporin group, which is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is effective in infections of the respiratory tract (eg. pneumonia), urinary tract, ear, nasal sinus, throat, and some sexually transmitted diseases.

Cefix 100mg Tablet may be taken on an empty stomach or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for, but you should always complete the full course of this antibiotic as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking it until you have finished, even when you feel better. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive and the infection may come back or worsen. It will not work for viral infections such as flu or common cold. Using any antibiotic when you do not need it can make it less effective for future infections.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, and diarrhea. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or do not go away.

Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. This medicine is generally regarded as safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding if prescribed by a doctor.

Uses of Cefix Tablet

Side effects of Cefix Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea

How to use Cefix Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cefix 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cefix Tablet works

Cefix 100mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Cefix 100mg Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefix 100mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cefix 100mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Avoid prolonged use of Cefix 100mg Tablet, since it may have possible effects such as rash and diarrhea.
Driving
SAFE
Cefix 100mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cefix 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cefix 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cefix 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cefix 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cefix Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cefix 100mg Tablet, 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cefix 100mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection harder to treat.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it does not stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cefix 100mg Tablet as it may cause increased side effects.
  • Discontinue Cefix 100mg Tablet and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Patient Concerns

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Can I take cefix-200,while pregant
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes. It is safe
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Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

Q. How long should I take Cefix?

Cefix is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. You should take it for the full duration of your treatment as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Cefix a strong antibiotic?

Yes, Cefix is a strong antibiotic i.e broad-spectrum antibiotic. It is used to treat a variety of bacterial infection like urinary tract infection, otitis Media, pharyngitis and tonsillitis, bronchitis and gonorrhea

Q. Can the use of Cefix cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefix can cause diarrhea. Cefix is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefix when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefix before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by the doctor.

Q. How long does Cefix takes to work?

Usually, Cefix starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.

Q. What if I do not get better after using Cefix?

Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.

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