You should take Fixime as long as advised by your doctor. It is usually prescribed for 7-14 days. Take it for the full duration of your treatment.
Q. Can I stop taking Fixime when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Fixime before completing the full course of treatment. Your may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. So, it is important to take this medicine for the duration advised by the doctor.
Q. Is Fixime a strong antibiotic?
Yes, Fixime is a strong antibiotic i.e broad-spectrum antibiotic, which is used to treat variety of bacterial infection like Urinary tract infection, Otitis Media, Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis, Bronchitis and Gonorrhea
Q. Can the use of Fixime cause diarrhea?
Yes, the use of Fixime 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 diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor about it.
Q. Can I stop taking Fixime when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Fixime and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. Is Fixime used in typhoid?
Indian Association of Pediatrics (IAP) recommends the use of Fixime in children for uncomplicated typhoid fever.
Q. How long does Fixime takes to work?
Usually, Fixime starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. What if I don't get better after using Fixime?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Mar 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.