Q. Can I stop taking Cefixime when my symptoms are relieved or when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Cefixime before completing the full course of treatment. You may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured. But, it is important to take this medicine for the full duration advised by the doctor.
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. 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. How long does Cefixime takes to work?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.