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    Cefixime + Azithromycin

    Information about Cefixime + Azithromycin

    Cefixime + azithromycin uses

    Cefixime+Azithromycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

    How cefixime + azithromycin works

    This is a combination of two antibiotics: Cefixime and Azithromycin. Cefixime works by preventing the formation of the bacterial protective covering which is essential for the survival of the bacteria. Azithromycin stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects of cefixime + azithromycin

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Loss of appetite, Indigestion, Flatulence
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    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    06 Nov 2019 | 12:42 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Cefixime + Azithromycin

    • Your doctor has prescribed Cefixime + Azithromycin to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect but should stop when your course is complete. Inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
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    Frequently asked questions for Cefixime + Azithromycin

    Cefixime + Azithromycin

    Q. What is Cefixime+Azithromycin used for?

    Cefixime+Azithromycin is a fixed-dose combination of two antibiotics and is used to treat patients with bacterial infections. Cefixime is used to treat infections of the ear, lung, throat and urinary tract. Azithromycin is useful in the treatment of ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea (loose stools and stomach cramps while traveling). Together they can be used to treat infections of the upper respiratory tract (typhoid and pneumonia), urinary tract and sexually transmitted diseases.

    Q. What is gonorrhea and its related symptoms?

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). A patient may get this disease after having oral, vaginal or anal sex. Many patients with gonorrhea do not have any symptoms. Other patients may have symptoms like pain during sex, pain while urinating, discharge from the penis in males and changes in normal vaginal discharge of females.

    Q. How many days does it take to recover from typhoid?

    Typhoid takes around seven and fourteen days to get cured. However, its duration can be as short as three days, or as long as 30 days. If left untreated, illness usually lasts for three to four weeks, but may be longer in a small number of cases. Symptoms vary from mild to severe to life-threatening.

    Q. What is the best treatment for typhoid fever?

    If typhoid fever is diagnosed in its early stages, a course of antibiotic tablets may be prescribed to you. You will be needed to take these for 7 to 14 days. Your symptoms will start improving within 2 to 3 days of taking medicines. Make sure you rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat regular meals. You should also maintain good personal hygiene, such as regularly washing your hands with soap and warm water, to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.

    Q. Is Cefixime+Azithromycin effective in the treatment of typhoid?

    Yes, as found in several researches, the use of Cefixime+Azithromycin is more effective in the treatment of typhoid rather than a single medicine alone. However, it is advised to seek proper advice from the doctor before starting the dose.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cefixime+Azithromycin?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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

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

    Q. What if I miss my dose?

    Take Cefixime+Azithromycin as soon 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 the use of Cefixime+Azithromycin cause diarrhea?

    Yes, the use of Cefixime+Azithromycin 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.

    Q. What if I don't get better after using Cefixime+Azithromycin?

    Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

    Q. What special precautions should I follow while taking Cefixime+Azithromycin?

    Before taking Cefixime+Azithromycin tell your doctor if you are allergic to the medicine, or have kidney or liver disease. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, are planning a baby or are breastfeeding.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)