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Brand Name:
Efix
Generic Name:
Cefixime

DESCRIPTION:

Efix is a semi synthetic third generation cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration. Bacterial action of Efix results from inhibition of cell-wall synthesis. Efix is highly stable in the presence of beta-lactamase enzymes. As a result, many organisms resistant to penicillins due to presence of beta-lactamase may be susceptible to Efix.

COMPOSITION:

Efix Capsules Each Capsule Contain: Cefixime (as trihydrate) USP 400mg Efix Dry Suspension (when reconstituted as directed) Each 5ml contains: Cefixime (as trihydrate) USP 100mg Efix DS Dry Suspension (when reconstituted as directed) Each 5ml contains: Cefixime (as trihydrate) USP 200mg

INDICATIONS:

Efix (Cefixime) is an orally active Cephalosporin antibiotic, which has marked in vitro bactericidal activity against wide range of Gram positive and Gram negative organisms. It is indicated for the treatment of acute infection caused by susceptible micro organisms in Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI), Otitis Media, Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Tonsillitis, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (LRTI), Bronchitis, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Cystitis, Cystourethritis Uncomplicated Pyelonephritis and Uncomplicated Gonorrhea (Cervical/Urethral, Rectal and Pharyngeal)

DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION:

The usual course of treatment is 5-14 days depending upon the severity of infection. Adults and Children over 12 years: The recommended dose is one capsule of 400mg daily administered as a single dose. As a general rule, for prescribing in children the following daily wise in terms of volume of oral suspension are suggested. Age Efix Susp (Daily as a single dose) Efix DS Susp (Daily as a single dose) 1 – 4 years 5ml (one spoonful) 2.5ml (half spoonful) 5 – 9 years 10ml (two spoonful) 5ml (one spoonful) 10 – 12 years 15ml (three spoonful) 7.5ml (one & half spoonful)

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Patients with known hypersensitivity to Cephalosporin.

PRESENTATION:

1. Efix Capsules 400mg. Available in Alu/Alu blister pack of 1x5 capsules. 2. Efix Dry Suspension 100mg/5ml. Available in a pack of 30ml. 3. Efix DS Dry Suspension 200mg/5ml. Available in a pack of 30ml.

Patients should consult with their physician before taking any medicine.