Category Archives: Suprax

Before taking Suprax

Prior to Suprax treatment it is urgent to inform your doctor about unrelated other conditions you may have.

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any component in this medication or to other cephalosporin antibiotics (Raniclor, Duricef, Ancef, Omnicef, Spectracef and others). You should also inform your doctor if you have allergic reactions to any antibiotic medication especially to penicillins.

Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, Suprax for oral suspension contains sucrose, you may need the other form of the drug.

Inform your doctor about other serious or chronic conditions you may suffer from such as kidney or liver disease.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant before using this drug. Suprax is not harmful to an unborn baby. The FDA marked it category B.

Suprax ingredients

The main component of Suprax medication is cefixime, an antibacterial agent, ?-Lactam antibiotic, third generation cephalosporin.

The inactive ingredients differ in Suprax forms.

The inactive components in Suprax 400 mg tablets are: dibasic calcium phosphate, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized starch, titanium dioxide and triacetin.

The inactive components in Suprax 400 mg capsules are: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, low substituted hydroxy propyl cellulose, magnesium stearate and mannitol. The capsule shell contains the following inactive ingredients: ferric oxide black, ferric oxide red, gelatin, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, shellac, sodium lauryl sulfate and titanium dioxide.

The inactive components in Suprax for oral suspension are: colloidal silicon dioxide, strawberry flavor, sodium benzoate, sucrose, and xanthan gum.

If you are allergic to any component in this medication do not use it.

Suprax way of supply

Suprax is available in different forms:

  • Suprax (cefixime) Capsules, 400 mg
  • Suprax (cefixime) Tablets USP, 400 mg;
  • Suprax (cefixime) for Oral Suspension USP, 100 mg/5 mL;
  • Suprax (cefixime) for Oral Suspension USP, 200 mg/5 mL

Suprax Tablets  400 mg are white to off-white, film-coated, capsule-shaped tablets supplied in 50-tablet bottles.

Suprax for Oral Suspension100 mg/5 mL is a pale yellow colored powder supplied in 50mL or 100 mL bottles.

Suprax for Oral Suspension200mg/5mL is a pale yellow colored powder supplied in 50mL or 75mL bottles

Each 5mL of reconstituted Suprax Oral Suspension 100 mg/5 mL contains 100 mg cefixime as the trihydrate. Each 5mL of reconstituted Suprax Oral Suspension 200 mg/5 mL suspension contains 200 mg cefixime as the trihydrate.

What is Suprax (cefixime)?

Suprax (Cefixime) is an oral antibiotic so called third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. The medication works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Suprax is manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Indications:

Suprax is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. These include ear infections such as otitis, nose infections such as sinusitis, throat infections such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis, chest and lungs infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia and urinary tract infections such as gonorrhea.

Suprax is indicated to treat only bacterial infections. It will not work for viral infections such as common cold, flu. The improper use or overuse of this antibiotic can result in antibiotic resistant infections and decrease the effectiveness of the drug. So Suprax should be used only to clear infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by susceptible bacteria. The culture and susceptibility data should be taken in consideration when choosing or antimicrobial therapy.

The medication is available under a doctor’s prescription, never start the treatment with this drug without consultation of a medical professional.