Cefixime contraindications and warnings


Following is information on contraindications to the use of Cefixim in general, pregnancy & amp; Breastfeeding and children. Please note that the contraindications may vary depending on the dosage form of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).

When should Cefixime not be used?

In the event of hypersensitivity to cefixime or other beta-lactam antibiotics, the active substance should not be used. Patients with other allergies or bronchial asthma should only use cefixime after consulting their doctor, as hypersensitivity reactions may be more pronounced in these cases.

Premature and neonates should not be treated with cefixime.

In renal impairment, the dosage of the drug must be reduced. Even patients with acute, severe gastrointestinal disturbances accompanied by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea should only use cefixime after consultation with the doctor.

What should you watch out for during pregnancy and lactation?

Cefixime permeates the placenta, allowing it to enter the embryo via the amniotic fluid. So far, no damage to the unborn child is known. Nevertheless, the drug should be taken during pregnancy (especially in the first three months) only on medical advice.

Breastfeeding mothers should not be treated with cefixime as the evidence of safety for use in this time has not yet been provided.

What should be considered in children?

Premature and neonates should not be treated with cefixime; Children up to the age of twelve receive a dosage that is adapted to their body weight.

Warnings and Precautions

  • In case of renal impairment, the dose of the drug must be reduced.
  • The drug is not suitable for use in premature and newborns.

Sometimes medications release allergic reactions.
If you notice any signs of allergic reaction, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.