About Cefixime

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About Cefixime

Cefixime is used in acute and chronic bacterial infections with cefixime-sensitive bacteria such as streptococci. These include:

  • upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • pneumonia
  • Inflammation of the oropharynx.

Furthermore, these are infections of the ear, nose and throat, such as

  • middle ear infections
  • runny nose and sinusitis
  • tonsillitis
  • strep throat.

In addition, cefixime can be used to treat

  • STDs (such as gonorrhea)
  • skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections such as inflammation of the kidneys and harblase
  • Biliary tract infections.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Relieve respiratory tract infections
  • Treat bacterial urinary tract infections
  • Relieve inflammation
  • Treat ear, nose and throat diseases
  • Relieve inflammation of bile
  • Relieve inflammation in the throat and almond area
  • Treat inflammation of the urethral mucosa by gonorrhea agents
  • Treat infections caused by streptococci.

This is how Cefixim works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of cefixime.
Please also read the information on the drug classes cephalosporins, antibiotics, to which the active ingredient cefixime belongs.

Uses of the active substance cefixime

Cefixime is used in acute and chronic bacterial infections with cefixime-sensitive bacteria such as streptococci. These include:

  • upper and lower respiratory tract infections
  • pneumonia
  • Inflammation of the oropharynx.

Furthermore, these are infections of the ear, nose and throat, such as

  • middle ear infections
  • runny nose and sinusitis
  • tonsillitis
  • strep throat.

In addition, cefixime can be used to treat

  • STDs (such as gonorrhea)
  • skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections such as inflammation of the kidneys and harblase
  • Biliary tract infections.

For the following application areas of Cefixim , in-depth information is available:

  • otitis media
  • urinary tract infections
  • pneumonia
  • skin infections
  • Streptococcal infections
  • tonsillitis
  • inflammation
  • Inflammation of the oropharynx
  • Cold, sinusitis

Effect of Cefixime

Cefixime is a new member of the oral cephalosporin group. This makes it one of the beta-lactam antibiotics. The active ingredient kills bacteria (bactericidal effect) by preventing the cell wall structure of the pathogens. The disadvantage is that bacteria that have the protein beta-lactamase can destroy cephalosporins. Thus, they become insensitive (resistant) to the antibiotic. Cefixime, however, is not destroyed by this protein, so it is also effective in such pathogens.

Potential Cefixime side effects may include:

Cefixime used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Henry M. Meyer says:
    5.0 rating

    Cefixime for Urinary tract infection

    About 4-6 hours after the first dose, gastric pressure, the feeling of nausea, appeared. another 3 hours later violent, even watery, painful diarrhea occurred, accompanied by complete exhaustion and slight temperature. The symptoms disappeared after taking 1 Tab. 400mg. However, continued use should ensure that the condition completely heals. a total of 5 tablets should be taken. Considering that the diarrhea was unbearable after only one tablet, this therapy is very difficult to follow.

    Side effects: Nausea; Diarrhea
  2. Jonathan M. Skinner says:
    4.5 rating

    Cefixime for Angina tonsillaris; Tonsillitis

    The drug has helped in the shortest time perfectly. Wake up in the morning with heavily inflamed tonsils (pus), sore throat, severe body aches and slightly elevated temperature. The doctor Emergency service prescribed me Cefixim 400mg / day. After the first dose and a sleepless night with severe body aches, fever, and nausea, the symptoms of the illness receded to sore throat and mild dizziness on the second day until evening. On the third and fourth day, the pus almost completely broke off from the tonsils while gurgling, and the swelling of the lymphatic accounts slowly receded. The drug is in my view highly recommended for tonsillitis if you tolerate the drug. Whether the slight dizziness is a side effect of the drug or comes from the underlying disease, I can not conclusively assess.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  3. Vicky W. Jones says:
    3.0 rating

    Cefixime for Angina tonsillaris

    I had some rash in the popliteal fossa, armpit and thigh. It crawled a bit, but I stopped the antibiotic and it was gone immediately.

  4. Earl C. Moody says:
    2.5 rating

    After the third pill nausea, hours of vomiting, dehydration, yellow diarrhea. Ambulance. Hospital outpatient. Determination of enteritis.

    Side effects: Vomit; Nausea; Diarrhea
  5. Dennis S. Bishop says:
    5.0 rating

    After taking the 5th tablet on Wednesday morning as part of a breakfast, the festgestzte cough first fell slightly noticeably. Around 1 pm my wife noticed changes in my right eye (redness and slight closing of the eyelid). In the afternoon, I received my two-year, monthly, Tysabri 300mg infusion (natalizumab) performed by the neurologist. I am a multiple sclerosis patient. In the evening, nausea, vomiting, and severe dizziness with a marked drop in blood pressure came on unexpectedly. I got the feeling of total disorientation. I felt that I get a sore throat, which, unlike the sore throat that I know, was not noticeable by a scratch in my throat, but only expressed the fact that the swallowing was very difficult and I felt the throat would be tightened ever tighter. My tongue became heavier on the left and it became increasingly difficult for me to speak. I get to talk while talking. I can move the tongue normally in the right oral cavity and in the left half of the oral cavity I can not get over the left canines up and down. I taste almost nothing and can only slowly and difficult to drink and swallow. At night it was not possible for me longer than max. 5-10 minutes in sheep to burden a head section by lying and so I searched every few moments for cool spots on my pillow. (I had no fever). This circumstance, however, lasted only one night (night immediately after taking the 5th film tablet). When visiting my family doctor the next day, she examined me closely and then pointed out that should the allergic reactions worsen, they would immediately send me to the hospital. She ordered me to take Predisnolone 20 mg in different daily doses as a countermeasure to normalize the reactions of my body. This condition of the retractable tongue has been going on for a whole week and it is improving very slowly.

    Side effects: Vomit; Nausea; Dizziness
  6. Stephanie K. Stinchcomb says:
    3.0 rating

    So I went to the doctor on Tuesday. The reason was that I had problems with the water. The doctor said that it was a urethral infection and has prescribed me Cefixim. did not take the tablet on the same day and got to ubd after more headache and in the evening I had over 49 ° C fever. In addition, I still had a feeling of weakness and pressure in my stomach and now and then tachycardia. The next day it was the same and on the third day I am back to the doctor and said I’ve got another infectious to me. Personally believe it is because of the tablets, because in the morning it works perfect for me it always starts a couple of hours after taking tablets.

    Side effects: Palpitations; Fatigue
  7. Henry H. Wagner says:
    3.0 rating

    Cefixime for Urinary tract infection

    Feeling of pressure in the epigastrium — pain in the lower abdomen — slight restlessness — occasionally tachycardia

    Side effects: Palpitations
  8. Clarence C. Hoppe says:
    4.5 rating

    Hello, I take the 3rd days now Cefixim 400 and personally can only advise against. Have to say that I am an asthmatic udn allergies. I went to the doctor 2 days ago because of ear pain and was told that a cold on the ears. On the other hand, I got cefixime. I rested for 2 days at home (I’m a student) and had hardly any problems .. but also put me after taking always the same. Anyway, I went back today and took the tablet in the morning. I went after about 1h always worse: trembling, weakness, no concentration and no appetite. I tormented myself but 6h to the end of the school. At home I went even worse: tachycardia, shortness of breath, heartache and severe headache. I read through the leaflet again and read that the drug is not suitable for asthmatics. Since the doctor knew that, I do not understand why it was prescribed to me. But despite all, the side effects have it all.

    Side effects: Palpitations; Headache
  9. Eloise D. Bagwell says:
    4.0 rating

    Cefixime for Bronchitis (acute)

    Take Cefixin for 2 days, have since then terrible muscle aches that hardly let me sleep. It pulls especially on the hip and in the legs, especially in peace. I think that it is a side effect of the drug and not the disease itself, since I had the bronchitis for 4 days without muscle pain. The muscle aches came a short time after I took the first pill. When almost 24 hours had passed, the muscle pain disappeared again, probably the effect of the tablet diminished, but already about 1-2 hours after taking the second tablet, the pain began again. Otherwise, I tolerate the drug well, no abdominal pain, no diarrhea, etc., and I think it helps. My bronchitis is better, but not gone yet. After 2 days you can not say that much yet. I will continue to take the medication and hope that I can sustain despite the muscle pain.

    Side effects: Muscle aches
  10. Yuette A. Coleman says:
    5.0 rating

    Cefixime for Bacterial infection

    I have been prescribed antibiotics because of a bacterial infection. (the first antibiotic was for 3 days, but has shown no effect, AZI-TEVA). Then I had to try my luck with Cefixim, that I should take for another seven days. Since the side effects have paralyzed me so much, I veinbart with my doctor, the drug only 5 days to take. I had severe diarrhea, nausea, headache, muscle and joint pain, tiredness. Have had to take several medications for the side effects, otherwise I would not have endured. Fortunately, after I stopped cefixime, the infection was gone, but I still had a week to go with the remaining side effects.

  11. Susie R. Kenny says:
    1.5 rating

    The intake of cefixime is already two weeks ago. Only now have severe abdominal pain in the lower abdomen noticeable. Air can not escape. No bloating, hard chair.

    Side effects: Stomach pain
  12. Richard J. Michael says:
    2.0 rating

    Cefixime for Tonsillitis

    Have it despite penicillin allergy well tolerated. There were no side effects.

    Side effects: No side effects
  13. Joanna W. Day says:
    2.0 rating

    Cefixime for Respiratory infections

    I did not experience any of the side effects described. I am absolutely satisfied with the effectiveness. after five days of very severe sore throat after two days of use, the complaints went almost completely gone!

    Side effects: No side effects
  14. Leo E. Figgs says:
    2.0 rating

    Cefixime for Tonsillitis

    After a few hours 2 days extreme headache, nausea, dizziness. No diarrhea so far. Strong feeling of malaise has been intensified by cefixime. itching

    Side effects: Nausea; Dizziness; Headache
  15. Autumn E. Edwards says:
    4.5 rating

    The first joy came in the pharmacy: time no additional charge! 🙂 But then I became incredibly tired an hour after the first intake and could barely stand on my feet. About 4 hours after taking the first dose, I could barely speak of nausea and had to vomate very often (even with content) … The symptoms remained until the third day, when I had to vomit several times. After that it got better and on the 4th day I noticed a clear improvement of my disease symptoms. Helped Cefixim 400mg in any case, but the price (significant side effects) was this very high. Edit: I was overdue for 2 weeks with my period and was already hoping to be pregnant until she came after 15 days. The doctor is 95% sure that it was due to this drug. Everything else was always punctual and reliable …

    Side effects: Vomit; Fatigue; Nausea
  16. Sara J. Kriebel says:
    4.0 rating

    Cefixime for Urinary tract infection

    Allergic to sulfonamides and some antibiotics, so cefixime was chosen. Short after taking on the 3rd day severe side effects: swollen hands and feet, burning tongue and mucous membranes, dry cough, red spots on the face, feeling of fever without increased temperature. In 18 hours approx. 10-15 soft to watery stools! It was only 3 days Med.Einnahme provided: then severe dizziness, tremor, headache, joint and joint pain, pressure in the head and neck, orientation and concentration difficulties, high blood pressure to 200/100, bitter taste in the mouth, further 2 hours soft Chairs, strong feeling of illness! 2 days after stopping still not symptom-free!