Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml

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Contains :Cefixime 100 mg / 5 ml
Company:Hilton Pharma
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Description

  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections
  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml contains Cefixime
  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is to be taken orally (via mouth) after carefully measuring out the desired dose
  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is prescribed to children most commonly
  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is to be used under doctor’s advisement

About

Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml belongs to a class of drugs called “Cephalosporins”, specifically used in the treatment of bacterial infections. It is known to be Beta-Lactam, a broad-spectrum antibiotic i.e. it works against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria including life-threatening severe ones. Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is chemically composed of Cefixime, a 3rd generation cephalosporin. It is effective against a variety of gram-negative bacteria and also some gram-positive microbes.

This antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis (infection of the airway tubes leading to the lungs), gonorrhea (a sexually transmitted disease), and infections of the ears, throat, tonsils, and urinary tract. It will not work for viral infections(such as common cold, or flu). Therefore, using any antibiotic when it is not required may decrease its efficacy for future infections. On the other hand, some people might be allergic to penicillin antibiotics and hence will not be able to take Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml.  It works by preventing bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called cell walls, thereby killing them.

Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is available on prescription, as a liquid in suspension form. Dosage of Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml depends on age, weight, patient’s response to the medicine, and their comorbidities. Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is given via mouth in dosage (usually 12-24 hourly) depending upon the severity of infection and kidney function. This can be safely prescribed to children 6 months and older. If you are pregnant or a lactating mother, consult a physician first. The drug dose regimen must be strictly followed without skipping to avoid bacterial resistance. Common side effects of this medication are nausea, diarrhea, and indigestion (stomach ache).

Indications

Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is prescribed to adults and children from above 6 months of age.

It is used in the treatment of:

  • Infections of the respiratory tract like Pneumonia (nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs)
  • Ear infection (otitis media)
  • Urinary tract (UTIs)
  • Biliary tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted disease (e.g.; gonorrhea)
  • Septicemia
  • Bone/ joint infections

How Does Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml Work

It is an antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins. They work by preventing the bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called a cell wall, thereby killing them.

How To Use Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml

Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml in a suspension form is given orally after accurate dosing, exclusively used to treat bacterial infections, without any impact on other microbes such as viruses, or fungi. It should be taken with meals to avoid side effects affecting the stomach. Make sure to divide your doses evenly throughout the day if prescribed more than once a day, without missing any dose, and complete the full course of treatment

It is given usually once or twice at 12 – 24 hourly intervals. Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml must not be used without a doctor’s advice to avoid bacterial resistance. Dosage is completely dependent on the weight, age, severity of infection, patient’s response to the medicine, and their comorbidities, kidney function. Your doctor may vary your dosage accordingly.

In case you are using a dry suspension formulation with powdered medicine packaged into the glass bottle. To make the liquid form add the prescribed amount of water as mentioned in the instructions and shake the bottle vigorously. Upon every use, make sure to shake the bottle before use. For dosing out the drug use a calibrated spoon available with the bottle or a calibrated cup/device bought separately from a pharmacy. Do not use household spoons for dosing out the medicine.

Form and strength

200 mg/5 ml – Suspension

100 mg/5 ml – Suspension

500 mg/5ml – Suspension

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is more suited for children due to compliance and ease of ingestion. Adult patients are prescribed the tablet form, check the relevant product for details.

Child Dosage

Children and infants aged 6 months and older can be safely prescribed Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml in appropriate doses.

For Infections of the respiratory tract, Tonsillitis/Pharynx Infection, ear, gonorrhea (uncomplicated), or mild to moderate urine infection, following dosing regimen can be followed which may vary from person to person depending on various factors.

6 months -12 years

Up to 45 kg or less: 8 mg/kg/day, orally once a day or twice a day at 12 hourly interval

12 years and above: weighing more than 45 kgs should be given an adult dose

Elderly Dosage

The tablet form is more suited for this age group. Doses must be adjusted keeping in mind comorbidities. Moreover, Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is excreted mostly by the kidney, therefore while administering the drug to elderly patients (65 years and above) careful consideration must be given to renal function while deciding upon the dose.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is classified as a pregnancy category B drug by FDA (meaning no evidence of any risk to the human fetus in controlled animal trials but insufficient data is available). If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, please consult your doctor before using Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml. This medicine is also secreted in human milk, if you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before taking Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml.

Contraindications

Please inform your doctor if you have a history of any before using Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml:

  • Allergic reaction to Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml or other cephalosporins
  • Neonates with jaundice or yellowing of eyes/skin
  • Severe renal impairment
  • Pre-existing gallbladder disease/ stones

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions while using Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml:

  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml may cause hypersensitivity (allergy) to cephalosporins or penicillin’s
  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is not recommended for use in infants under 2 months of age
  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml must be used with caution (if at all) in severe renal function impairment or kidney or liver disease after dose adjustment
  • If there’s a history of a Gastrointestinal disease such as colitis, inform your doctor before treatment
  • Gall bladder stones/precipitates can form with the use of Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml alongside calcium-containing products, most commonly observed in pediatric patients
  • Clostridium Difficile associated diarrhea can occur with the use of certain antibiotics. Immediately contact tor doctor
  • Altered prothrombin time with prolonged antibiotic intake (inhibition of hemostasis) can occur, caution is advised
  • Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml may interfere with your blood glucose levels, inform your doctor when taking a blood test
  • Malnourishment or poor health status can increase the risk of side effects
  • Before starting Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml pregnant and/or breastfeeding females should consult a doctor first
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) – an inherited condition characterized by decreased metabolism of phenylalanine, an amino acid
  • Immunizations/vaccinations as some live vaccines might not work well with Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Interaction With Other Medications

Certain medications could interact with Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml, hence, in that case, your doctor might alter your dosage and make sure to monitor blood sugar levels more closely.

Please inform your doctor about the use of the following before taking Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml:

  • Probenecid
  • Calcium containing solutions as infusion diluents (ringer’s solution. Hartmann solution, calcium acetate, etc)
  • Furosemide
  • Cotrimoxazole
  • Carbamazepine
  • Fluconazole
  • Anticoagulants such as warfarin, heparin
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Erythromycin
  • Vancomycin
  • Cholera Vaccine (Live)
  • BCG Vaccine

Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml has some side effects which include:

Common adverse effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion (stomach ache)
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Mild rash
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Oral thrush (opportunistic fungal infection of the mouth)

Serious adverse effects

Immediately consult your doctor if you notice any of the following or worse signs:

  • Hypersensitivity/allergic skin reactions; in this case discontinue
  • Very rarely: pseudomembranous colitis (inflamed large intestine)
  • Hemolytic anemia (a blood cell disorder characterized by faster destruction than the production of red blood cells)
  • Encephalopathy (brain disease or damage).
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea
  • Cold clammy skin, discoloration/ numbness of fingers
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Lower back pain
  • Convulsions

HOW TO COPE WITH SOME OF THE ADVERSE EFFECTS

  • Nausea (feeling sick)  Take Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml with meals to avoid feeling sick.
  • Diarrhea – Keep yourself hydrated by having lots of fluids and if the problem persists, consult your doctor before taking any medication for vomiting and diarrhea
  • Stomach ache – Try to rest as much as possible and have smaller and more frequent meals. Using a heat pack or hot water bottle over the area in pain might help in giving some relief. If the pain persists and is severe, speak to your doctor.
  • Headache – Take a painkiller, rest and keep yourself hydrated at all times.
  • High temperature – Take paracetamol to bring the temperature down and have plenty of fluids. If it persists for long, contact your doctor.
  • Mild rash – Taking an antihistamine might help. Ask your pharmacist for a suitable one. If it doesn’t go away or gets worse, contact your doctor.

Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects.

FAQ’s

# 1. What Exactly Does Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml Do?

It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic belonging to a class of drugs called cephalosporins that prevent bacteria from forming a protective cell layer called cell wall, thereby killing them.

# 2. How Long Does It Take For Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml To Start Working?

It starts working almost immediately but it may take a few days to kill the disease-causing bacteria and relieve you from the symptoms.

# 3. How Long Will I Have To Take Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml For?

The duration for using Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml depends on the type of infection you have, your age, and kidney function. It is usually taken once or twice a day for 7-14 days, as prescribed by the doctor.

# 4. Can I Stop Taking Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml?

Do not just stop taking the medicine, make sure to complete your treatment course even if you feel better.

# 5. Is There Any Food Or Drinks That I Need To Avoid?

No, there is no food or drink that needs to be avoided while taking Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml

#6. Can I Drink Alcohol With Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml?

Avoid drinking alcohol while you are on Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml as it may cause dizziness and headaches as a side effect.

# 7. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml?

If you have taken too much of the prescribed Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml you may experience common side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache, headaches, dizziness, and at times a mild rash as a reaction to Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml; in which case inform your doctor immediately.

# 8. What If I Forget To Take Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml?

In case you miss a dose, take your next dose on time, and do not try making up for the missed dose by doubling it up. If it helps to remind you, set an alarm so you do not miss any dose. Make sure to complete your course of treatment even if you feel better and think you do not need to take it anymore.

# 9. Can I Take Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml During Pregnancy Or Breastfeeding?

There is no evidence of Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml being unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, however, it is better to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking the medication. Without a doctor’s advice taking Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is not suggested.

#10. Can The Use Of Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml Cause Diarrhea?

Yes, since Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml is an antibiotic that not only kills the harmful bacteria but can also affect the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine, it can cause diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, inform your doctor.

#11. Is Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml Safe For Kidneys?

Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml does not affect kidneys when given alone, but when it is taken in combination with aminoglycosides (gentamicin, tobramycin) or other cephalosporins antibiotics, it may increase the risk of kidney damage. Therefore, it is advised to take Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml only when prescribed by your doctor.

#12. Can I Drive Or Ride A Bike While Taking Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml?

Make sure you know how your body reacts while using ‘product’ as it is known to make you feel dizzy. Do not drive or use any machinery until you feel normal again.

#13. How Should Cefim 100mg/5ml Suspension 30.0 ml Be Stored?

Keep the medicine at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. The suspension (liquid) form is stored either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Keep the container tightly closed. Discard any unused medicine after 14 days. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

 

 

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