Cefixime

(sef ix' eem)

PCaution when used during lactation / LCaution when used during lactation : Caution - pregnancy &  lactation (breast feeding)

Molecule Info

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Indication(s) & Dosage

Susceptible infections like in pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis; uncomplicated UTIs and cervical or urethral gonorrhea

Adult: 200-400 mg/day as a single dose or in 2 divided doses.
Child: 8 mg/kg/day as a single dose or in 2 divided doses; <6 months: Not recommended. Treatment should be continued for 48 hrs after disappearance of symptoms.


Uncomplicated Gonorrhea
Adult: 400 mg as a single dose.

Renal impairment: Dose reduction is necessary.

CrCl (ml/min) Dosage Recommendation
<20 Max: 200 mg daily.
Special Populations: Reduce dose in renal impairment.
Administration May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to cephalosporin.
Special Precautions History of allergy to penicillins; pregnancy, lactation; renal failure; GI disease.
Adverse Drug Reaction(s) Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain; headache, dizziness, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia.
Potentially Fatal: Pseudomembranous colitis.
Drug Interactions Increased concentrations with probenecid.
Potentially Fatal: May increase prothrombin time with anticoagulants. Please consult detailed drug interactions before prescribing.
Food Interaction Absorption delayed in the presence of food.
Lab Interference False-positive serum or urine creatinine with Jaffe reaction.
Pregnancy Category (FDA) Category B: Either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1sttrimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters).
Storage Oral: Store below 25°C.
Pharmacology Cefixime binds to one or more of the penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell wall, thus inhibiting biosynthesis and arresting cell wall assembly resulting in bacterial cell death.
Absorption: Only 40-50% is absorbed from the GI tract (oral); rate may be decreased if taken with food. Greater absorption from oral suspension than tablets.
Distribution: Bile, urine (high concentrations); crosses the placenta. Protein-binding: 65%.
Excretion: 20% of an oral dose excreted via urine unchanged; 60% nonrenal elimination; some is excreted via the faeces from the bile. Substantially removed by dialysis.
ATC Classification J01DD08 - cefixime

Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 201                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
3-C Edruc Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 100.00 IP
3-C Susp. Edruc Limited Cefixime trihydrate 125mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 IP
3-GEOCEF Hallmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 200mg x4's, 200mg x12's: 112.00 & 336.00 MRP
3-GEOCEF Susp. Hallmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 125mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 175.00 MRP
3RD-CEF Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 4's each: 108.00 & 200.00 MRP
3RD-CEF Susp. Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.00 & 160.00 MRP
ADEXIM Supreme Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 150.00 MRP
ADEXIM Suspension Supreme Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 155.00 MRP
AFIX Aristopharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x10's, 400mg x6's: 300.00 MRP
AFIX DS Aristopharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg/5ml (double strength) Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 195.00 & 280.00 MRP
AFIX Suspension Aristopharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 120.00 & 195.00 MRP
AFIXIME Asiatic Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x8's, 400mg x4's: 200.00 MRP
AFIXIME Suspension Asiatic Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.60 MRP
ANTIMA Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 100.00 IP
ANTIMA Suspension Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 IP
BESTCEF Biopharma Laboratories Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x15's, 400mg x8's: 451.65 & 401.52 MRP
BESTCEF Suspension Biopharma Laboratories Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.49 & 195.74 MRP
BIOXIM Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 8's each: 240.00 & 400.00 MRP
BIOXIM Suspension Sharif Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 120.00 & 160.00 MRP
CEBEX Novo Healthcare and Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x8's, 400mg x4's: 200.00 & 180.00 MRP
CEBEX Suspension Novo Healthcare and Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
CEF-3 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 200mg Tablet 1x10's: 351.10 MRP
CEF-3 CAP Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 200mg Capsule 2x6's: 421.32 MRP
CEF-3 DS Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 400mg Tablet 1x6's: 300.90 MRP
CEF-3 DS CAP Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 400mg Capsule 1x6's: 302.10 MRP
CEF-3 FORTE Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 200mg/5 ml Powder for Suspension 50 ml: 280.85 MRP
CEF-3 P-DROP Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 25mg/ml Paediatric Drops 21 ml: 100.30 MRP
CEF-3 PFS 30 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 100mg/5 ml Powder for Suspension 30 ml: 135.40 MRP
CEF-3 PFS 40 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 100mg/5 ml Powder for Suspension 40 ml: 170.51 MRP
CEF-3 PFS 50 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 100mg/5 ml Powder for Suspension 50 ml: 210.63 MRP
CEF-3 PFS 75 Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 100mg/5 ml Powder for Suspension 75 ml: 250.00 MRP
CEF-3 Tab. Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime 200mg Tablet 12's: 421.32
CEF-Plus Hudson Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 312.00 MRP
CEF-Plus Suspension Hudson Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
CEFADYL Kumudini Pharma Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Tablet 8's: 200.00 MRP
CEFADYL Suspension Kumudini Pharma Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
CEFERON-3 Aexim Pharmaceutical Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Tablet 12's: 300.00 MRP
CEFERON-3 Suspension Aexim Pharmaceutical Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.00 & 160.00 MRP
CEFESTA APC Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
CEFESTA 200 APC Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 240.00 MRP
CEFICAP Euro Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 8's each: 240.00 & 400.00 MRP
CEFICAP Suspension Euro Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
CEFIM-3 ACI Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 360.00 MRP
CEFIM-3 DS ACI Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 400mg (double strength) Capsule 6's: 301.14 MRP
CEFIM-3 DS Suspension ACI Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg/5ml (double strength) Suspension 50ml: 280.00 MRP
CEFIM-3 Suspension ACI Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml, 75ml: 120.45, 195.00 & 240.90 MRP
CEFIX Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x8's, 400mg x4's: 200.00 & 180.00 MRP
CEFIX Suspension Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
CEFIXIM IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x12's, 400mg x8's: 360.00, 400.00 IP
CEFIXIM Suspension IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 40ml, 50ml: 130.00, 150.00, 200.00 IP
CEFIXIME Apollo Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
CEFIXIME 200 Apollo Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 360.00 MRP
CEFIXIME-A Ad-din pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 5's: 125.00 MRP
CEFIXIME-A Suspension Ad-din pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
CEFMIX Monico Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate USP 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 180.00 MRP
CEFMIX 200 Monico Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 360.00 MRP
CEFOCEF Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 200.72 MRP
CEFOCEF DS Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited Cefixime trihydrate 400mg (double strength) Capsule 8's: 361.28 MRP
CEFOCEF Suspension Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 175.00 MRP
CEFTID Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Tablet 200mg x12's, 400mg x6's: 361.44 & 301.14 MRP
CEFTID Capsule Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x12's, 400mg x6's: 360.00 & 300.00 MRP
CEFTID DS Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg/5ml (double strength) Suspension 50ml: 320.00 MRP
CEFTID Suspension Opsonin Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.00 & 160.00 MRP
CEMIX-3 Seema Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 240.00 MRP
CEMIX-3 Suspension Seema Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
CEXIME GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 14's: 421.56 MRP
CEXIME Suspension GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.74 MRP
D-FIX Desh Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 180.00 MRP
D-FIX Suspension Desh Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 180.00 MRP
DEFIM-3 Decent Pharma Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 224.00 MRP
DEFIM-3 Suspension Decent Pharma Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 60ml: 156.00 MRP
DENVAR 200 Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg Capsule 12's MRP 420 Tk
DENVAR 400 Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 400mg Capsule 6's MRP 300 Tk
DENVAR 50ml Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml, MRP 195 Tk
DENVAR DS 37.5ml Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, MRP 225 Tk
DENVAR DS 50ml Healthcare Pharmacuticals Ltd. Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg/5ml Suspension 50ml, MRP 280 Tk
DURACEF Navana Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 12's each: 361.32, 602.28 IP
DURACEF Suspension Navana Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 120.44 & 160.60 MRP
ELEXIM Reliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
ELEXIM 200 Reliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 10's: 280.00 MRP
Emixef 200 Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 400mg Capsule 3x4's:MRP 360 Tk
Emixef 30 ml Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml:MRP 120 Tk
Emixef 40 ml Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 100mg/5ml Suspension 40 ml:MRP 150 Tk
Emixef 400 Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg Capsule 1x4's:MRP 200 Tk
Emixef 50 ml Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml:MRP 180 Tk
Emixef DS Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg/5ml Suspension 50ml:MRP 280 Tk
EVEXIM Everest Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 144.00 MRP
EVEXIM Suspension Everest Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 155.00 MRP
EXCEF Chemist Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 200.00 MRP
EXCEF Suspension Chemist Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
EXIBEN Benham Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate USP 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
EXIBEN 200 Benham Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate USP 200mg Capsule 4's: 116.00 MRP
FICS NIPRO JMI Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.74 MRP
FICS 200 NIPRO JMI Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 361.44 MRP
FICS 400 NIPRO JMI Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 400mg Capsule 8's: 401.52 MRP
FIX-A The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 331.32 MRP
FIX-A DS The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate USP 400mg (double strength) Capsule 8's: 401.60 MRP
FIX-A Suspension The Acme Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.49 & 175.66 MRP
FIXBAC R A K Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 360.00 MRP
FIXBAC Suspension R A K Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 135.00 & 195.00 MRP
FIXIM Reman Drug Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 120.80 MRP
FIXIM Suspension Indo-Bangla Pharmaceuticals Works Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
G-CEFIXIME Gonoshasthaya Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 160.64 MRP
G-CEFIXIME Suspension Gonoshasthaya Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 130.50 MRP
G-FIX Gaco Pharmaceutical Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 120.00 MRP
G-FIX Suspension Gaco Pharmaceutical Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
GEN-3 Amico Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 5's: 135.00 MRP
GEN-3 Suspension Amico Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 175.00 MRP
HYXIM Millat Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
HYXIM 200 Millat Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 150.00 MRP
KEFIM Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x4's & 8's: 100.00 & 200.00; 400mg x4's: 200.00 MRP
KEFIM Suspension Kemiko Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.00 & 160.00 MRP
KEOR Rephco Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
KEOR 200 Rephco Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 5's: 125.00 MRP
KURACEF Sanofi Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Tablet 200mg x12's, 400mg x8's: 301.32 & 401.52 MRP
KURACEF Suspension Sanofi Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 120.46 & 195.74 MRP
LOXIM Techno Drugs Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Tablet 12's: 300.00 MRP
LOXIM DS Techno Drugs Cefixime trihydrate 400mg (double strength) Tablet 6's: 270.00 MRP
LOXIM Suspension Techno Drugs Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 190.00 MRP
NEOFEXIM Doctors Chemical Works Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 200.00 MRP
NEOFEXIM Suspension Doctors Chemical Works Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 175.00 MRP
NEOFIX Modern Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 200.00 MRP
NEOFIX Suspension Modern Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
NGCEF Rangs Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 168.00 MRP
NGCEF Suspension Rangs Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
NOVACEF Novus Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
NOVACEF 200 Novus Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 150.00 MRP
ODACEF Unimed & Unihealth Manufacturers Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x8's, 400mg x4's: 240.00 & 200.00 MRP
ODACEF Suspension Unimed & Unihealth Manufacturers Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
OFEX Delta Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x12's, 400mg x4's: 300.00 & 160.00 MRP
OFEX Suspension Delta Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 170.00 MRP
ORCEF Renata Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Film Coated Tablet 200mg x6's & 12's: 180.00 & 361.32; 400mg x6's: 300.00 MRP
ORCEF Capsule Renata Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 16's: 481.76 MRP
ORCEF Suspension Renata Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 40ml, 50ml, 70ml: 135.51, 155.58, 195.74 & 225.00 MRP
ORFIX Mystic Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
ORFIX 200 Mystic Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 100.00 MRP
PREXIM Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 300.00 MRP
PREXIM Suspension Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 120.00 & 160.00 MRP
PROFIX Medicon Laboratories Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 240.00 MRP
PROFIX Suspension Medicon Laboratories Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 175.00 MRP
RESCURE Marksman Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 180.00 MRP
RESCURE Suspension Marksman Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 165.00 MRP
ROFIXIM Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 8's each: 280.00 & 440.00 MRP
ROFIXIM Suspension Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 200.00 MRP
ROXIM Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Tablet 200mg x14's & 400mg x7's MRP: 420.00 & 350.00
ROXIM Capsule Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Cefixime trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x12's & 14's, 400mg x6's & 7's MRP: 360.00, 420.00, 300.00 & 350.00
ROXIM Suspension Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Cefixime USP equivalent to anhydrous Cefixime 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml & 75ml MRP: 120.00, 195.00 & 225.00
ROXIM XL Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd Cefixime Trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml & 50ml MRP: 225.00 & 320.00
SAVER Alco Pharma Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 8's each: 200.00 & 400.00 MRP
SAVER Suspension Alco Pharma Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 110.00 & 150.00 MRP
SETIC Sandoz/Novartis Cefixime trihydrate USP equivalent to Cefixime 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x 14's: MRP 420.00; 400mg x 14's: MRP 700.00
SETIC POS Sandoz/Novartis Cefixime USP equivalent to anhydrous Cefixime 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: MRP 195.00
SONEXIM S.N. Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 361.29 MRP
SONEXIM Suspension S.N. Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.60 MRP
STARCEF Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 240.00 MRP
STARCEF Suspension Beacon Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 195.00 MRP
SUFFIX Shamsul Alamin Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
SUFFIX 200 Shamsul Alamin Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 200mg x6's, 200mg x12's: 150.00 & 300.00 MRP
SUPRAX Cosmic Chemical Industries Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 360.00 MRP
SUPRAX DS Cosmic Chemical Industries Limited Cefixime trihydrate 400mg Capsule 8's: 400.00 MRP
SUPRAX Suspension Cosmic Chemical Industries Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 180.00 MRP
SUPRAXIM Silva Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 150.57 MRP
SUPRAXIM Suspension Silva Pharmaceuticals Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 135.51 & 160.60 MRP
T-CEF Drug International Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x14's, 400mg x8's: 420.00 & 400.00 MRP
T-CEF DS Drug International Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg/5ml (double strength) Suspension 50ml: 280.00 MRP
T-CEF Suspension Drug International Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 50ml: 130.00 & 175.00 MRP
TEXIT Apex Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x8's, 400mg x4's: 200.00 & 180.00 MRP
TEXIT Suspension Apex Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
TGOCEF Somatec Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x8's, 400mg x4's: 200.00 & 180.00 MRP
TGOCEF Suspension Somatec Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 150.57 MRP
TOCEF General Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 8's each: 240.88 & 401.52 MRP
TOCEF Suspension General Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.49 & 195.74 MRP
TRICEF Ambee Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 100.40 MRP
TRICEF Suspension Ambee Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.61 MRP
TRIFIX Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 6's: 168.00 MRP
TRIFIX Suspension Pacific Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 150.00 MRP
TRIOCEF Nipa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 135.00 & 195.00 MRP
TRIOCEF 200 Nipa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 240.00 MRP
TRIOCIM Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime USP eq. to anhydrous Cefixime 200mg Capsule 16's: 480.00 MRP
TRIOCIM 400 Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime USP eq. to anhydrous Cefixime 400mg Capsule 6's: 300.00 MRP
TRIOCIM DS Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime USP eq. to anhydrous Cefixime 200mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 320.00 MRP
TRIOCIM Suspension Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd Cefixime USP equivalent to anhydrous Cefixime 100mg/5ml Suspension 30 & 50ml: 120 & 195.00 MRP
TRUSO Orion Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x16's, 400mg x8's: 401.44 & 361.66 MRP
TRUSO Suspension Orion Pharma Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 37.5ml, 50ml: 130.49 & 160.60 MRP
TYFAX-3 The White Horse Pharma Cefixime trihydrate USP 200mg Capsule 8's: 200.00 MRP
TYFAX-3 DS The White Horse Pharma Cefixime trihydrate 400mg (double strength) Capsule 4's: 180.00 MRP
TYFAX-3 Suspension The White Horse Pharma Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 100ml: 295.00 MRP
UNIFIX Syntho Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 100.00 MRP
UNIFIX Suspension Syntho Laboratories Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 125mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 150.00 MRP
VELOFIX Pharmasia Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg & 400mg Capsule 200mg x6's, 200mg x12's, 400mg x8's: 150.60, 301.20 & 361.36 MRP
VELOFIX DS Pharmasia Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg/5ml (double strength) Suspension 37.5ml: 225.85 MRP
VELOFIX Suspension Pharmasia Limited Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.60 MRP
XIFIM Bristol Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 12's: 360.00 MRP
XIFIM Suspension Bristol Pharma Limited Cefixime trihydrate 125mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP
XYLOCEF Libra Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.61 IP
XYLOCEF 200 Libra Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 8's: 200.80 IP
ZEMICEF Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 200mg x14's, 400mg x8's: 421.54 & 401.52 MRP
ZEMICEF DS Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg (double strength) Suspension 50ml: 321.21 MRP
ZEMICEF Suspension Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 30ml, 40ml, 50ml: 120.45, 150.57 & 195.74 MRP
ZENICEF Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 200mg Capsule 4's: 100.00 MRP
ZENICEF Suspension Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Cefixime trihydrate 100mg/5ml Suspension 50ml: 160.00 MRP

Gen. MedInfo

Why is Cefixime prescribed?

Cefixime is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia; bronchitis; gonorrhea; and ear, lung, throat, and urinary tract infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. Cefixime is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor for more information.

How should Cefixime be used?

Cefixime comes as a tablet/capsule and suspension to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day or every 12 hours (twice a day) for 5-14 days. Gonorrhea may be treated in 1-10 days. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand. Take cefixime exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Shake the liquid well before each use to mix the medication evenly.

The tablets should be swallowed whole and taken with a full glass of water.

Continue to take cefixime even if you feel well. Do not stop taking cefixime without talking to your doctor.

What special precautions to follow?

Before taking cefixime,
  • inform your doctor if you are allergic to cefixime or other any cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefaclor (Ceclor) or cephalexin (Keflex), penicillin, or any other drugs.
  • inform your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other antibiotics, anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin), aspirin, carbamazepine (Tegretol), probenecid (Benemid), and vitamins.
  • inform your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease, colitis, or stomach problems.
  • inform your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking cefixime, call your doctor.
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, inform the doctor or dentist that you are taking cefixime.

What special dietary instructions to follow?

Cefixime may cause an upset stomach. Take cefixime with food or milk.

What to do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can Cefixime cause?

Cefixime may cause side effects. inform your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • upset stomach

  • diarrhea

  • vomiting

  • mild skin rash

  • headache

 If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • severe skin rash

  • itching

  • hives

  • difficulty breathing or swallowing

  • wheezing

  • vaginal infection

What to know about storage and disposal of Cefixime?

Keep Cefixime in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store the tablets at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep liquid medicine in the refrigerator, closed tightly, and throw away any unused medication after 14 days. Do not freeze.

What other information to know?

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to Cefixime.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. If you still have symptoms and need further treatment, consult your doctor.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Ref:  U.S. National Library of Medicine.


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