Suprax Oral Capsule 400Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Suprax: Oral capsule (400mg)

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Suprax 400mg Capsule
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Suprax 400mg Capsule

What is this Medicine?

CEFIXIME (sef IX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Suprax: Oral capsule(400mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Suprax 400mg Capsule

NDC: 274370208
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Tonsillitis, Urethritis, Gonorrhea, Pharyngitis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Bronchitis, Cervicitis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Typhoid Fever, Sinusitis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Suprax 400mg Capsule

Reported Side Effects for Suprax 400mg Capsule

Vaginal Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Kidney Function Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Prothrombin Level Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
1.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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