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Composition for FIXMAN XL

Cefixime(100 mg),Dicloxacillin(500 mg)

food interaction for FIXMAN XL

alcohol interaction for FIXMAN XL

pregnancy interaction for FIXMAN XL

lactation interaction for FIXMAN XL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Fixman xl 100mg/500mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Fixman xl 100mg/500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Cefixime(100 mg)


Cefixime is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections, particularly those of the ear, nose, sinuses (sinusitis), throat (pharyngitis, tonsillitis), chest and lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia), and the urinary system (cystitis, kidney infections). 

How it works

Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic which acts by inhibiting bacterial cell wall (outer coating of bacteria) synthesis and killing the bacteria, thereby reducing the infection.

Common side effects

Allergic skin rash, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in swalloing, Headache, Itching, Stomach upset, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Wheezing
Dicloxacillin(500 mg)


Dicloxacillin is used to treat bacterial infections of the bone, ear, skin and soft tissue, urinary tract infections, sinus infection, lung infections upper respiratory tract infection, and infection of bones .

How it works

Dicloxacillin belongs to class of medications called penicillin antibiotics. Dicloxacillin causes bacterial cell death by interfering with formation of the bacterial cell wall.

Common side effects

Nausea, Shortness of breath, Skin rash, Stomach upset, Sunburn, Photosensitivity, Itching, Urticaria, Vaginal infection, Vomiting, Wheezing, Constipation, Diarrhoea


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Expert advice for FIXMAN XL

  • 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 FIXMAN XL


Q. What is cefexime and what is it used for?
Cefexime (also available as Topcef/ Taxem/ Mahacef/ Zifi/ Suprax) is a cephalosporin antibiotic used for a variety of infections of the throat, chest and urinary tract and infections like typhoid or gonorrhea.
Q. Is cefixime same as penicillin?
It is not penicillin.

Q. Does it contain sulfur?
It  does not contain sulfur.
Q. Does cefexime affect birth control?
There is no evidence of cefexime affecting contraception. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a secondary birth control measure while taking levofloxacin.


Q. Is dicloxacillin a penicillin, tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic?
Dicloxacillin belongs to class of medicines called penicillin antibiotics. Dicloxacillin is not a tetracycline or a broad spectrum antibiotic.

Q. Does it contain sulfa?
 It does not contain sulfa.
Q. Is dicloxacillin used to treat sexually transmitted disease, strep throat, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)?
Dicloxacillin can be used to treat strep throat. It is not approved to treat sexually transmitted diseases and is not active against MRSA.
Q. Is dicloxacillin the same as amoxicillin?
Dicloxacillin and amoxicillin belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, dicloxacillin is resistant to beta-lactamase producing organism, while amoxicillin is susceptible to degradation by beta-lactamase producing organism.
Q. Can I take dicloxacillin with Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, and Tums?
Dicloxacillin can be taken with Tylenol, Benadryl and Tums. Dicloxacillin when taken with Advil (ibuprofen) may increase the effects of either dicloxacillin or ibuprofen.
Q. Does dicloxacillin decrease milk supply?
Generally, dicloxacillin does not decrease milk secretion.

Q. Does dicloxacillin cause heartburn?
 It may cause heartburn.


Content on this page was last updated on 20 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)