Suprax (Cefixime 100 mg)
€47.20 – €280.11
Generic Suprax is a name used for medications identical to the brand-name Suprax which is basically the internationally available antibiotic Cefixime. These drugs are cheaper than the medication sold under the advertised brand name but are absolutely the same. The antibiotic treats a variety of conditions caused by the bacteria responsive to the medication which cause respiratory and urinary tract infections, acute and chronic bronchitis, otitis media, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, uncomplicated gonorrhea, and others. The medication can be used for the therapy of children. In order to learn how to use the drug and when to avoid using it, read our article about Generic Cefixime.
Brand name: Suprax
Generic name: Cefixime
Indications: Infections of upper and lower respiratory tract, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Otitis media, Urinary tract infections, Sexually transmitted diseases, Uncomplicated gonorrhea, Typhoid fever
Benefits: Effectively treats bacterial infections in convenient oral use at home
Analogs: Cefixx, Lupicef, Sefi, Sifi, Cefixoral, Cefspan, Cephoral, Oroken, Unixime
Generic Suprax (Cefixime 100 mg) guide:
What is Generic Suprax?
If your doctor prescribes you the drug called Suprax, you don’t necessarily need to buy Suprax. Instead, you can opt for its generic.
Suprax is a trade name owned by a certain pharmaceutical company but the drug itself, which is internationally called Cefixime, is manufactured by many other drug makers. They have to name the medication differently not to infringe the copyrights but the drugs collectively unofficially called Generic Suprax or Generic Cefixime. These names are used to help people find the drug their doctors prescribe but cheaper.
Yes, generics are cheaper than the branded drugs. Their manufacturers do not develop the drugs, they use already developed formulas and therefore save on research and development and are able to sell their drugs cheaper. It is made so that people with lower incomes could afford the most innovative and effective medications. In order to make sure that you are about to purchase the correct medication, check the effective substance – it must be Cefixime and it is usually written right below the trade name of the drug.
Is Generic Suprax worse than the brand drug?
The medicines are identical. There is no point of paying more money for the branded medication when you can get the same medicine several times cheaper. However, brand drug makers propagandize the idea that generics are inferior because they are made in developing countries, using cheaper ingredients, and so on. But it is not true. First of all, their manufacturers use absolutely the same formula and ingredients. And secondly, all of the medications that hit the market are tested thoroughly for the quality, effectiveness, and compliance with the original drug. Therefore, you may as well buy Generic Suprax instead of the expensive branded drug and use it without any worries.
When must Cefixime pills be used and how?
Obviously, the best time to start using any medicine is when your therapist or other health care specialist prescribes you the drug. However, in some cases, people with chronic conditions already know what medicines to use in case of exacerbation of their condition. We sell the medicines such as antibiotics without prescriptions because in the country we operate our drugstore from they are sold without Rx. However, we still advise you to consult a specialist, and do susceptibility test when you plan to buy Suprax and start using it. The test is done to make sure that the bacteria which caused your disease are responsive to the antibiotic treatment with Cefixime namely.
The diseases in which the medication is prescribed include throat infections, sinusitis, acute and chronic bronchitis, otitis media, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, uncomplicated gonorrhea, and others.
Whom is the medication use not advised?
You must not buy Cefixime if you are hypersensitive to cephalosporins and penicillins. The medication is also advised to be carefully used by patients of elderly age, people with chronic renal failure, pseudomembranous colitis (including history), and in children younger than 6 years of age.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
The use of the drug during pregnancy is possible only if the anticipated benefit to the mother exceeds the potential risk to the fetus. If the doctor considers that a mother should use the medication during lactation, breastfeeding should be stopped for the time of therapy.
Treatment with Suprax: dosage regimens and advices
In this preparation guide, we provide the recommendations from the medicine’s instruction. If you have any other accompanying conditions, please consult your health care provider before you start the therapy.
– Otitis media, throat infection, and bronchitis treatment in adults: the daily dosage is 400 mg taken either in a single intake or split into two dosages with an interval of 12 hours. The average treatment course duration is 7-10 days.
– Urinary tract infection treatment in adults: the daily dosage is 400 mg taken either in a single intake or split into two dosages with an interval of 12 hours. The average treatment course duration is 7-10 days.
– Uncomplicated gonococcal Infection, cervical/urethral infections treatment: the daily dosage is 400 mg taken in a single intake. The treatment course duration is 7-10 days with the tests for the infection after the therapy.
– Otitis media, throat infection, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections treatment in children: these dosages are recommended for children from 6 months of age to 12 years with the body weight of 45 kilograms or less. The daily dosage is 8 milligrams per kilogram of the body weight once a day or 4 milligrams per kilogram twice a day with an interval of twelve hours. The average treatment course duration is 7-10 days. Children with the body weight over 45 kilograms should take standard dosages for adults.
Children must be administered oral suspensions prepared from the pills or soft pills. For accurate information on the suspension preparation, seek a consultation with a pediatrician.
Dosage adjustments for different groups of patients
The label doesn’t provide any recommendations on the reduced dosages for people with liver dysfunction but it has the following recommendations for people with kidney malfunction:
The reduced dosages are based on the creatinine clearance. In creatinine clearance from 21 to 60 milliliters per minute or patients on hemodialysis, the daily dosage of Cefixime should be reduced by 25%. In creatinine clearance of 20 milliliters per minute or less, or a patient is on peritoneal dialysis, the daily dosage should be cut in two.
How does the medication act?
If you want to get complete information on the drug’s mechanism of action before you buy Generic Cefixime, please read the encyclopedia of medicines. In this article, we provide a shortened explanation.
After the intake, the medication is rapidly absorbed. The maximum concentration in the blood is achieved within 4 hours. Bioavailability of the drug is 40-50%. It penetrates well into tissues and liquids, especially of the respiratory system.
The half-life of the drug is 3-4 hours. It is excreted from the body mainly in the unchanged form, 50% are washed out with urine, 10% with bile. In patients with renal insufficiency, the half-life may increase to 11.5 hours.
The medication’s effect is achieved through the suppression of the synthesis of the cell membranes of the pathogens. The drug is resistant to the effect of beta-lactamases (enzymes that cause bacteria resistance to antibiotics) produced by the majority of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Adverse effects that can occur during the use of Cefixime
During the use of the medication, you can experience allergic reactions such as urticaria, skin hyperemia, skin itching, eosinophilia (allergic reaction manifested in the blood changes), and fever. In the case of any of the allergic reactions occurrence, the therapy must be stopped, and another antibiotic chosen by the doctor.
Other adverse effects that you can suffer from when you order Suprax and start using it are dry mouth, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal pain, dysbiosis, impaired liver function, jaundice, candidiasis of the gastrointestinal tract; Rarely – stomatitis, glossitis, pseudomembranous enterocolitis, headache, dizziness, and others. Inform your doctor right away if you suffer from any negative symptoms during the therapy.
What should you do if you overdose?
In case of an overdose, the likelihood of adverse effects increases. The treatment you can do at home is induce vomiting, and use of anti-allergic medications. If the symptoms are persistent and severe, you should consult your doctor immediately.
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