Cefixime

What If I Overdose on This Drug?

An overdose with cephalosporin medications can cause serious problems, such as seizures or a coma. If you think you have taken too much cefixime, alert the medical staff immediately.
 
(Click Suprax Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Cefixime tablets should be stored at room temperature. The powder, which is used to make the liquid suspension, should be stored at room temperature until it is mixed by your pharmacist. After it is mixed, it can be stored at room temperature or under refrigeration; in either case, the mixed solution must be discarded after 14 days. Keeping it in the fridge is not necessary but may improve the taste.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Cefixime?

If you forget to take your dose of cefixime, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Suprax).
 

Who Makes Cefixime?

This medication is made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 

Available Strengths

Cefixime comes in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Cefixime 400 mg tablets and capsules
  • Cefixime 100 mg chewable tablets
  • Cefixime 150 mg chewable tablets
  • Cefixime 200 mg chewable tablets
  • Cefixime 100 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension 
  • Cefixime 200 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension
  • Cefixime 500 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension.
 
 
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