cefixime (Suprax) (cont.)

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Combining cefixime with aminoglycosides (for example, tobramycin [Tobradex] produces additive bacterial killing effects but also may increase the risk of harmful effects to the kidney.)

Exenatide (Byetta) may delay or reduce the absorption of cephalosporins. Cephalosporins should be administered one hour before exenatide.

Cefixime may cause a false positive urine ketone test.

PREGNANCY: Safety in pregnancy has not been established for cefixime. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women; however, studies in animals suggest no important effects on the fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: Safety in nursing mothers has not been established. It is not known if cefixime is excreted in breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: Cefixime is generally well tolerated, and side effects usually are transient. Reported side effects include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, skin rash, fever, joint pain and arthritis, abnormal liver tests, vaginitis, itching, headaches, and dizziness.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/10/2014

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