Medicine Overview of Swifexim Tablet
Uses of Swifexim Tablet
Swifexim 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Bacterial infections.
Side effects of Swifexim Tablet
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction.
How to use Swifexim 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Swifexim 100mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Swifexim Tablet works
Swifexim 100mg 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.
In Depth Information on Swifexim Tablet
Expert advice for Swifexim Tablet
- Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Never take an antibiotic for a viral infection like a cold or the flu.
- Can lead to nausea and diarrhoea frequently. If this becomes severe or persistent or you notice that your stool contains blood or mucus you should stop taking Swifexim immediately and consult your doctor.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash or other unexpected symptoms.
- Inform your doctor if there is the previous history of drug allergy.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Special precautions for Swifexim 100mg Tablet
Swifexim 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Swifexim 100mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Huma+more
n 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....
Swifexim 100mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Swifexim 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Swifexim 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function....
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Frequently asked questions for Swifexim 100mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Cefixime
Swifexim 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).
Swifexim has not been indicated for the treatment of diarrhea. Please talk to your doctor if you have diarrhea before taking any antibiotics.
Yes, Swifexim belongs to a group of antibiotics called 'cephalosporins'.
Safety of Swifexim 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.
Swifexim 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.
Swifexim is not a sulfa drug. It belongs to the class of medicines known as cephalosporins.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Swifexim. 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 Swifexim. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Swifexim.
Swifexim 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.
Swifexim is a cephalosporin which has an action similar to penicillins but it does not contain any penicillin.
No, Swifexim is not active against pseudomonas. Most strains of pseudomonas are resistant to Swifexim. Please consult your doctor if you have pseudomonas infections for the appropriate antibiotic treatment.
No, Swifexim does not contain sulfur. Please check the package leaflet (patient information leaflet) before using any medicine for its contents.
Swifexim 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.
Swifexim 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.
Swifexim is not indicated for the treatment of typhoid by the government regulatory authorities. However, Indian Academy of Pediatrics recommend the use of Swifexim 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 Swifexim may affect the action of birth control pills. Please consult your doctor to confirm whether you require a extra birth control measure while taking Swifexim.
Q. Can I take Swifexim with azithromycin?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Swifexim and azithromycin. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Swifexim and doxycycline together?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Swifexim and doxycycline. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Swifexim with paracetamol?
No interactions have been clinically observed between Swifexim and paracetamol. However, interactions may occur. Always consult with your doctor before taking two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Swifexim with folic acid?
Folic acid can be taken with Swifexim 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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