Cefixime is an antibiotic that may be used to treat different types of infections caused by bacteria. It stops bacteria from forming a cell wall, which bacteria need to survive. This decreases the number of bacteria in your body, which helps your body fight the infection.


Generic name: cefixime

Storage : Store below 30°C

Dosage forms: oral capsule; oral powder for reconstitution; oral tablet; oral chewable tablet

Drug class: Third generation cephalosporins


Treatment of Bacterial infections


  • Cefix 200 Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that works by killing the infection-causing bacteria in your body.

  • It is effective for bacterial infections of the lungs, throat, and urinary tract among others.

  • This medicine usually makes you feel better within a few days, but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better.

  • Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.

Directions to use

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How it works?

Cefixime is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria by preventing them from forming the bacterial protective covering (cell wall) which is needed for them to survive.

Cefixime side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to cefixime: hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Cefixime may cause serious side effects. Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Severe stomach pain, diarrhea that is watery or bloody;

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

  • pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, confusion or weakness

  • A seizure (convulsions)

  • Low blood cell counts–sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, flu-like symptoms, swollen gums, mouth sores, skin sores, rapid heart rate, pale skin, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, feeling light-headed

  • Kidney problems-little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath

  • Severe skin reaction-fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.


You should not take cefixime if you are allergic to cefixime, or to similar antibiotics, such as Ceftin, Cefzil, Keflex, Omnicef, and others. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to penicillins.

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