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Composition FOR CENOCEF

Cefixime(200mg)

food interaction for CENOCEF

alcohol interaction for CENOCEF

pregnancy interaction for CENOCEF

lactation interaction for CENOCEF

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cenocef tablet at a fixed time.
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UNSAFE
Cenocef tablet 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Cenocef tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR CENOCEF

Cefixime(200mg)

Uses

Cenocef tablet is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and typhoid fever

How it works

Cenocef tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by attacking their cell wall. Specifically, it prevents the synthesis of a substance in the cell wall called peptidoglycan, which provides the cell wall with the strength required for survival of bacteria in human body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Itching, Allergic reaction, Vomiting, Fever, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice FOR CENOCEF

  • Take caution when taking the medicine if you have liver or kidney disease or history of anemia.
  • Take the tablets whole with a glass of water with or without food or milk. Do not crush or chew the tablets.
  • The medicine works best if taken with meal or within 30 minutes of a meal.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have kidney problems, inflammation of colon (colitis) or if you are taking medicines to thin the blood (e.g. warfarin).
  • Do not take cefixime if you are allergic to it or to any type of cephalosporin or penicillin drugs.
  • Do not take cefexime if you have allergic reaction (rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of lips, face, tongue and throat).
  • Do not give cefixime to a child less than 6 months of age.

Frequently asked questions FOR CENOCEF

Cefixime

Q.

What is cefixime and what is it used for?
Cefixime 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).

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Is cefixime used for diarrhea?
Cefixime has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.

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Is cefixime a cephalosporin?
Yes, cefixime belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.

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Is cefixime safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the use of cefixime in pregnant women. It should not be used in pregnancy unless considered necessary by your physician. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or you planning for pregnancy.

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Is cefixime safe for infants?
Safety of cefixime 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.

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Is cefixime safe during breastfeeding?
Small amounts of cefixime are excreted in the breast milk and safety of cefixime in a newborn infant has not been established. Please talk to your doctor to decide if the medicine should be stopped or you have to stop the breastfeeding.

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Is cefixime a penicillin?
Cefixime 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.

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Is cefixime a sulfa drug?
Cefixime is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.

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Does cefixime cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of cefixime. 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.

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Does cefixime cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported as a side effect with cefixime. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking cefixime.

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Does cefixime cure chlamydia?
Cefixime 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.

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Does cefixime contain penicillin?
Cefixime is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.

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Does cefixime cover pseudomonas?
No, cefixime it is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to cefixime. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.

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Does cefixime contain sulfur?
No, cefixime does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.

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Does cefixime cure syphilis?
Cefixime 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.

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Does cefixime cure gonorrhea?
Cefixime 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.

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Does cefixime treat typhoid?
Cefixime is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of cefixime 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.

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Can I take cefixime with alcohol?
Cefixime can be taken with alcohol as no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is always advisable that you should not take alcohol when you are taking any medicines as interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor if you have any other concern.

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Does cefixime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting birth control (contraception). However, interactions may occur and cefixime may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking cefixime.

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Can I take cefixime with food?
Yes, cefixime can be taken with or without food. Food does not affect the absorption of cefixime.

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Can I take cefixime with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.

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Can I take cefixime and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.

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Can I take paracetamol with cefixime?
No interactions have been clinically observed between cefixime and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.

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Can I take folic acid with cefixime?
Folic acid can be taken with cefixime 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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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)