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If you are suffering from a bacterial infection, such as an ear infection or UTI, cefixime can help. Get a new prescription or refill of cefixime from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Trusted antibiotic for bacterial infections

Available as a chewable tablet, oral capsule, or powder

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About Suprax (cefixime) 

Cefixime is considered a cephalosporin antibiotic, which prevents the growth of bacteria. Like other antibiotics, cefixime is not effective against fungal or viral infections.

Cefixime is used to treat bacterial infections, such as ear infections, urinary tract infections, and tonsillitis. Cefixime is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as cefixime, as well as under different brand names, including Suprax.

Cefixime may be prescribed as a chewable tablet, oral capsule, or powder for oral suspension. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed cefixime, be sure to complete the full course of the cephalosporin antibiotic unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the cephalosporin antibiotic may not fully treat your bacterial infection.

Cefixime uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for cefixime, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your doctor may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Urinary tract infections

    Cefixime is FDA-approved to treat certain urinary tract infections.

  • Throat infections

    Cefixime is FDA-approved to treat throat infections, such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and chronic bronchitis caused by Streptococcus pyogenes and Haemophilus influenzae.

  • Otitis media

    Cefixime is FDA-approved to treat otitis media (middle ear infection) caused by certain strains of bateria in pediatric patients.

  • Gonorrhea

    Cefixime is FDA-approved to treat simple cases of urethral or cervical gonorrhea.

Cefixime side effects

The side effects associated with taking cefixime are typically mild. Most cefixime side effects are associated with gastrointestinal discomfort. Cefixime has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Indigestion or stomach cramps

    • Vaginal itching or discharge

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Severe stomach pain

    • Bloody or watery diarrhea

    • Jaundice

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms, including those of an allergic reaction. The use of Suprax is approved in children over six months of age.

How to take cefixime

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your cefixime prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Cefixime can come in different dosage forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The recommended dosage of Suprax is one 400 mg capsule or tablet daily. You can take Suprax with or without food. Suprax chewable tablets must be chewed before you swallow them.

If you're taking the oral suspension (liquid), shake the liquid before measuring a dose. Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided.

Suprax can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell your doctor that you're taking Suprax.

What to avoid while taking cefixime

Cefixime has 42 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with cefixime include:

  • Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate)

  • Celebrex (celecoxib)

  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)

  • Nexium (esomeprazole)

  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)

Ask your doctor for medical advice about side effects before drinking alcohol. Alcohol can increase your risk of upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. Alcohol can also make it harder for your body to fight bacterial infections.

Medication alternatives to cefixime

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another cephalosporin antibiotic or an antibiotic in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Cefixime prescription FAQs

  • How much does cefixime cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, cefixime oral powder (200 mg/5 mL) costs around $268 for 50 mL without insurance. Cefixime is a generic brand, and brand names may cost more. Price varies with insurance coverage. Our prescription discount card helps members save up to 80% on prescriptions.

  • How can I refill my cefixime prescription?

    Suprax (cefixime) is only available by prescription, so you will need to see a board-certified doctor to get a refill on your prescription. To get started, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After a qualifying evaluation, including reviewing your medical history, your doctor will send your prescription to your local pharmacy for pickup.

  • Who should not take cefixime?

    To make sure cefixime is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • Allergic reactions to cephalosporin antibiotics

    • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    • Kidney disease

    • If you're pregnant or breast-feeding

  • Can I stop cefixime after 3 days?

    No, you should continue taking Suprax for the prescribed course of treatment. If you stop taking Suprax too early or skip doses, your bacterial infection may not be completely treated and the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics.

  • How many days cefixime should be taken?

    Cefixime is typically prescribed for 7–14 days. Follow the full course of treatment as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Does cefixime affect the kidneys?

    In rare cases, Suprax may cause acute renal or hepatic impairment. Tell your doctor if you experience any signs of kidney problems, such as little to no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, or unusual tiredness.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of cefixime?

    If you miss a dose of Suprax, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much cefixime?

    If you've taken too much cefixime, seek emergency medical attention, or contact your local poison control center.

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