Usually, Cefixime starts working soon after you take it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and relieve your symptoms completely.
Q. What if I do not get better after using Cefixime?
Inform your doctor if you do not feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. You must also inform your doctor if the symptoms get worse while using this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Cefixime cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Cefixime can cause diarrhea. Cefixime is an antibiotic which kills the harmful bacteria, but it can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Is Cefixime effective?
Cefixime is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Cefixime too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Cefixime?
If you forget a dose of Cefixime, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Is Cefixime safe for the kidneys?
Yes, Cefixime is safe for the kidneys when given alone, but when given along with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase kidney damage. Therefore, it is advised to take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 16th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.