Antibiotic Suprax (cefixime)
Suprax is a type of medication commonly used for treating infections caused by bacteria. It is an antibiotic drug. The common medical conditions that can be treated using this medicine are gonorrhoea and infections in the bladder, throat, lung, sinus, and ear. Suprax is very common in the pharmaceutical market and goes by different brand names. They are also found in different forms. There are other conditions that might be cured with the help of suprax which are not mentioned in this medication guide. Unnecessary consumption of this drug can be hazardous to health.
Composition of Suprax
The inactive ingredients present in the tablet form are:
- Pregelatinized starch
- Polyethylene glycol
- Titanium dioxide
- Lactose monohydrate
- Dibasic calcium phosphate
There are many forms in which suprax is available in the market such as oral suspensions, tablets, capsules, and chewable tablets. All of them comprise of different ingredients.
Uses of Suprax
This medication is used for the treatment of many types of infections that are caused by bacteria. The generic name of suprax is cephalosporin antibiotic. It works by preventing or stopping the growth of the bacteria.
Suprax can only be used for the treatment of bacterial infections. They do not help in curing viral infections (like common cold and flu). With unnecessary usage and misuse the effectiveness of this antibiotic gradually reduces.
Side-effects of Suprax
Everybody do not experience the side-effects associated with suprax. The degree of these side-effects may even vary from person to person. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Mild stomach cramps
- Diarrhoea (mild)
Unchecked side-effects if grow in intensity can cause some serious problems to the patient. Therefore, the doctor should be informed right away if the patient experiences discomfort. Some of the serious side-effects are as follows:
- Haemolytic anaemia
- Serious allergic reaction
- Severe diarrhoea
- Vaginal itching
- Severe abdominal cramps and pain
- Skin redness, itching, rash, or swelling
Contraindications of Suprax
If the patient suffers from any of the following medical conditions, he/she should not be prescribed suprax:
- Hyper-sensitivity to the medication
- Allergic reaction to cephalosporins betalactams
- Moderate or mild impairment of the kidney
- Clostridium Difficile Bacteria Related Colitis
The doctor must be well aware of the patient’s medical conditions that include allergies and other important facts relating to health.
Suprax and pregnancy
FDA has assigned suprax to the Pregnancy Category B. This suggests that there has been no evidence of fetal harm in case of animal studies. There aren’t any controlled data on human pregnancy. Therefore, the drug should only be prescribed to patients if the benefits are much more when compared to the risks.