Treatment information: Cefixime
Cefixime is a cephalosporin type of antibiotic which works to treat and eradicate bacterial infections. It does this by affecting pathogen cell walls which leaves the bacteria in a weakened state and causes it to die. It can be used to treat many types of infections but is often used to treat gonorrhea, kidney infections, cystitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, and tonsillitis.
How does Cefixime 200mg work?
Cefixime works in a different way to other antibiotic treatments. Instead of limiting a bacteria's ability to reproduce, it works by stopping its ability to create cell walls. This is necessary for bacteria to strengthen and multiply. When it isn't able to do this is it becomes weak and is unable to defend itself, which eventually results in the death of the bacteria.
What are the benefits of Cefixime tablets?
A quick acting and effective treatment, this medication is able to treat and relieve symptoms of gonorrhea in a single dose. Its ability to completely remove bacteria from the body makes it a popular choice for those who do not want a prolonged treatment period.
What are the side effects of Cefixime?
When taking Cefixime tablets, it is possible that you may experience some side effects, although this is very unlikely. Side effects are particularly rare for those using the medication as it is a one-off treatment for gonorrhea. More common side effects include dizziness, genital itching, headaches, stomach pains, vomiting, and nausea. If you experience any of these adverse reactions for a prolonged period of time, you are advised to speak to a medical professional immediately. Equally, if you experience any of the more serious side effects such as an allergic reaction, you should seek medical help as soon as possible.
Is Cefixime 200mg safe for everyone?
Most people are able to take the tablets without a problem although you are advised against this if you know that you are allergic to the medication's main ingredient, cefixime. Those who suffer from kidney problems or have had colitis or are pregnant or breastfeeding should mention this when they complete their secure and confidential medical questionnaire.
In most cases, gonorrhea is treated with a single 400mg dose; however, this will vary depending on your medical history. Cefixime can be taken with or without food and you are advised against consuming alcohol for at least 48 hours afterwards as this can limit the medication's effectiveness.