Cefixime + Acetylcysteine

Information about Cefixime + Acetylcysteine

Cefixime + Acetylcysteine Uses

Cefixime+Acetylcysteine is used in the treatment of respiratory tract infection.

How Cefixime + Acetylcysteine works

Cefixime + Acetylcysteine is a combination of two medicines: Cefixime and acetylcysteine which treat respiratory tract infection. Cefixime is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human body. Acetylcysteine is a mucolytic which thins and loosens mucus (phlegm) making it easier to cough out.

Common side effects of Cefixime + Acetylcysteine

Nausea, Vomiting, Upset stomach, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Indigestion, Flatulence, Rash, Fever
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Last updated
08 Apr 2021 | 05:28 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Cefixime + Acetylcysteine

Mucomelt ForteVenus Remedies Ltd
2071 variant(s)

Expert advice for Cefixime + Acetylcysteine

  • Take it with or without food but at the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the course as suggested by the doctor.
  • It is advisable to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water to overcome medicine side effects. 
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Cefixime + Acetylcysteine can cause drowsiness and sleepiness.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience rashes, itching, swelling and shortness of breath while taking this medicine.

Frequently asked questions for Cefixime + Acetylcysteine

Cefixime + Acetylcysteine

Q. What if I miss my dose?

Take Cefixime+Acetylcysteine as soon as you remember it. However, do not take it if it's almost time for your next dose. Also, do not take an extra dose to make up for your missed dose.

Q. Can I stop taking Cefixime+Acetylcysteine when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cefixime+Acetylcysteine and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. Can the use of Cefixime+Acetylcysteine cause diarrhea?

Yes, the use of Cefixime+Acetylcysteine can cause diarrhea. It is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria. However, it also affects the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and causes diarrhea. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, talk to your doctor about it.


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