Fixval 400 Mg 5 Capsules
Brand : glaxo smith kline pakistan
How it works
Like other cephalosporins, cefixime exhibits its bactericidal action by binding to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, causing the inhibition of the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis.
FIXVAL CAP 400 MG 5'S
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
Cefixime is indicated in the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible strains of the designated microorganisms: - Uncomplicated urinary tract infections - Otitis media - Pharyngitis and tonsillitis - Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis - Uncomplicated gonorrhea (cervical/urethral).
Diarrhea (if severe diarrhea occurs, cefixime should be discontinued), changes in the color of stool, nausea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, vomiting, Headache, dizziness, seizures , Transient rises in liver transaminases,alkaline phosphatase and jaundice , elevation of serum amylase.
When not to Use
Cefixime is contraindicated in: Patients with hypersensitivity to any component of this medication. Patients with known allergy to the cephalosporin group of antibiotics.
The recommended adult dose of (Cefixime) is 200 - 400mg daily according to the severity of infection, given either as a single dose or in two divided doses. Children : 6-12mg/kg/day in two divided doses.Lower Respiratory Infection : Adults & Children : >12 yr or >50 kg : 400 mg once daily or 200 mg every 12 hr. <50 kg or > 6 mnth : 8 mg/kg once daily or 4 mg/kg every 12 hr. Otitis Media : Adults : Adults & Children : >12 yr ot >50 kg : 400 mg once daily or 200 mg every 12 hr . <50 kg or 6 mnth : 8 mg/kg once daily or 4 mg/kg every 12 hr. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist for dose adjustments.
Storage yes or /no
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.
Cephalosporins should be given with caution to penicillinsensitive patients, as there is some evidence of partial cross-allergenicity between the penicillins and cephalosporins.
Cefixime should be administered with caution in patients with markedly impaired renal function.
Treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics alters the normal flora of the colon and may permit overgrowth of clostridia.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics such as cefixime should be prescribed with caution in individuals with a history of gastrointestinal disease, particularly colitis.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
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