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Cefixime is an antibiotic prescribed to treat bacterial infections. It belongs to the antibiotic class of cephalosporins alongside cefdinir, ceftriaxone, and cefpodoxime.
The brand name of cefixime is Suprax, and this medication is available as an oral capsule, oral tablet, chewable tablet, and liquid suspension.
Cefixime is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means that it is able to treat a broader range of bacterial infections because it is effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Broad-spectrum antibiotics are often helpful in cases where a bacterial infection may be due to multiple types of bacteria, or if a doctor suspects that someone is infected by more than one type of bacteria at the same time.
How Does Cefixime Work?
Cefixime works by impeding the bacteria’s cell wall production. The cell wall is the bacteria’s outer layer that protects it and keeps everything inside contained. However, by inhibiting the cell wall’s production, the pressure inside the bacteria rises until the membrane bursts, killing the bacteria. As the number of bacteria in your body decreases, your body can more easily fight the infection.
What Is Cefixime Used For?
Cefixime is prescribed to treat bacterial infections, including:
- ear infections
- urinary tract infections
- strep throat
- sinus infections
This list is not complete, and cefixime may be prescribed to treat conditions not included.
How to Take Cefixime?
It is important to follow your prescription instructions for cefixime. Specifically, do not take more or less than you have been prescribed or for longer than recommended. Furthermore, your symptoms may improve before the infection is entirely gone, so you should continue taking cefixime for the entire prescription length, even if you feel better.
Cefixime may be taken with or without food. If you notice that cefixime gives you an upset stomach, taking it with food may help lessen this unpleasant side effect.
Cefixime is generally prescribed to be taken every 12 or 24 hours, and it is best to take it at the same time each day.
Those taking the chewable tablet must chew it before swallowing. Additionally, those taking the liquid suspension must shake it well before measuring out a dose. All doses should be measured using a dose-measuring spoon or measuring cup to ensure the correct amount is measured.
Cefixime tablets come with a line down the middle. If your doctor has prescribed half a tablet, break it carefully along this line. Take one half, then save the other half for the next dose.
The body absorbs the different cefixime products in different ways, so you cannot substitute one for another. If you need to switch products, discuss this with your doctor, as they may need to adjust your dose.
If you miss a dose of cefixime, take it as soon as you remember. However, skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose––do not take multiple doses at once to make up for missed doses.
In the United States, Cefixime is available under the following brand names:
Common side effects associated with Cefixime may include:
- Stomach pain
- Vaginal itching or discharge
More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:
- Severe stomach pain
- Bloody or watery diarrhea
- A seizure
- Pale or yellowed skin
- Dark colored urine
- Low blood counts (fever, flu-like symptoms, mouth sores, swollen gums, rapid heart rate, easy bruising, feeling light-headed, unusual bleeding, skin sores)
- Severe skin reactions (sore throat, fever, burning in the eyes, swelling in the tongue or face, a red or purple skin rash that spreads, blistering, peeling)
The above lists of possible side effects associated with Cefixime are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking Cefixime, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.
For more detailed information about Cefixime, you can refer to the following sources:
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Frequently asked questions
Do You Need a Prescription for Cefixime?
Yes, Cefixime is a prescription medication and can only be obtained with a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. It is not available over-the-counter.
Can You Get an Online Prescription for Cefixime from DrHouse?
Yes, with the DrHouse telehealth app, you have the ability to consult with a doctor on-demand. If deemed appropriate by the healthcare provider during your virtual consultation, a prescription for cefixime can be issued.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription for Cefixime from DrHouse?
With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current RX is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:
- Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device
- Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
- Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
- Discuss your medical needs and concerns.
- If deemed appropriate, the physician will write you a prescription for cefixime or another medication that best addresses your condition.
- The prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.
What Will My Appointment for a Cefixime Prescription Look Like?
During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.
The consultation will consist of a video call where the physician will ask you questions about your symptoms, medical history, and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that the physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.
You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Once the physician has assessed your needs, they will determine whether a prescription for cefixime is appropriate for you. If so, they will write the prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
DrHouse works on an on-demand principle, which means you can access our telehealth platform and consult with a physician at any time that is convenient for you. Typically, it takes between 10 to 15 minutes to see a doctor. Thanks to our 24/7 availability, you can start a consultation at any time that works best for you. However, the total time may vary depending on the complexity of your medical needs and the specifics of your consultation.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Yes, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the safety and privacy of our patients. We comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which means all your personal and medical information remains secure and confidential.
Furthermore, all our clinicians are fully licensed in the United States, ensuring they meet the highest standards of healthcare services. Our platform is designed to deliver the same level of care and ethical standards that you would expect from an in-person visit. Your safety and privacy are our utmost priority.
Is It Legal to Prescribe Medicine Online?
Yes, it is legal for a licensed healthcare provider to prescribe medication online. DrHouse follows all laws and regulations regarding prescribing medicine and maintains strict standards to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.
Every medical professional you interact with is a U.S. licensed physician (MD or DO) who can prescribe medicine and treat patients in your state.