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Composition for FORMIC

Cefixime(200 mg)

food interaction for FORMIC

alcohol interaction for FORMIC

pregnancy interaction for FORMIC

lactation interaction for FORMIC

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Formic 200mg tablet xl at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Formic 200mg tablet xl 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.
Formic 200mg tablet xl is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Cefixime(200 mg)


Formic 200mg tablet xl 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

Formic 200mg tablet xl 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


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Expert advice for FORMIC

  • 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 FORMIC


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)