Do not take Cefixim STADA if you
- are allergic (hypersensitive) to cefixime or to any of the ingredients in the tablet (see section 6 ´Further Information´). An allergic reaction may include rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue.
- Are allergic (hypersensitive) to any other cephalosporin type of antibiotic.
- Have ever had a severe allergic reaction to penicillin antibiotic or to any other beta-lactam type of antibiotic.
Take special care with Cefixim STADA
Before you take Cefixim STADA you should tell your doctor if you:
- Are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or to any other beta-lactam type of antibiotics. Not all people who are allergic to penicillins are also allergic to cephalosporins. However, you take special care if you ever had an allergic reaction to any penicillin. This is because you might also be allergic to this medicine.
In patiens who develop severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis (serous allergic reaction which causes difficulty in breathing or dizziness) after administration of Cefixim STADA, the medicine should be discontinued and appropriate treatment should be given.
- Have ever been told that your kidneys do not work very well. Also if you are taking any sort of treatment (like dialysis) for kidney failure. You may take Cefixim STADA but you may need a lower dose. (Children with kidney problems should not get Cefixim STADA)
- Have severe or persistent diarrhoea that may be bloody and that may be associated with stomach pain or cramps: these symptoms may occur during or shortly after treatment and signal are rare, but potentially life threatening adverse reaction. Stop taking Cefixim STADA and contact your doctor immediately. Medicines which may slow or stop bowel movements must not be taken.
Having a course of Cefixim STADA can temporarily increase the chance that you can get infections caused by other sort of germs on which Cefixim STADA does not act. For example, thrush (infection caused by a yeast germ called Candida) may occur.
Taking other medicines
You should tell your doctor if you are taking or have taken the following medicine as it may interact with your Cefixim STADA:
- anticoagulant (blood thinning) therapy
Always tell your doctor about any other medicine you are taking, including medicine obtained without a prescription.
Effect on laboratory tests
If you are to undertake any blood or urine tests, inform your doctor that you are taking Cefixim STADA, as cefixime can alter the results of some of these tests.
Cefixim STADA can alter the results of some urine tests for sugar of the types called as Benedict’s, Fehling’s or with copper sulfate test. As with other cephalosporins, Cefixim STADA can alter the results of a blood test for antibodies called direct Coomb´s test.
Taking Cefixim STADA with food and drink
Cefixim STADA may be taken with or without food. You should swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Other substances from the group of medicines, to which cefixime belongs, are well tolerated during pregnancy.
Your doctor will decide whether the benefit of the therapy outweighes the possible risk for your infant.
As cefixime is excreted in small amounts in breast-milk, you should ask your doctor whether you can take Cefixim STADA in breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Cefixime can cause dizziness. If affected, you should not drive or operate machinery