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Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Tergecef 20 mg/mL Granules for Suspension (Oral Drops)
Aminoglycoside, Cephalosporin, Chloramphenicol, Lincosamide, Macrolide, Penicillin, Penicillin + Beta lactamase Inhibitor , Penicillinase-resistant isoxazolylpenicillin, Penicillin; Beta-lactam + Beta-lactamase Inhibitor, Quinolone, Sulfonamide + Folate Inhibitor, Tetracycline, Triazole Antibiotic, Immunostimulant, Neuraminidase Inhibitor
INTERACTION/S WITH OTHER MEDICAMENTS
- Carbamazepine: Elevated carbamazepine levels have been reported when administered concomitantly with cefixime. Drug monitoring when these drugs are given together is advised.
- Warfarin and other anticoagulants: Increased prothrombin time, with or without clinical bleeding, has been reported when cefixime is given concomitantly
- Probenecid: Concomitant administration of probenecid reportedly increases peak serum concentration and AUC of cefixime and decreases renal clearance and Vd of the drug.
- Salicylates: Concomitant administration of 650 mg oral dose of aspirin and a 400 mg oral dose of cefixime in healthy adult men may result in a 20-25% decrease in peak serum concentration of cefixime and AUC of the drug but did not affect protein binding, serum t 1/2 or renal clearance. This effect may not be clinically important since serum concentrations of cefixime remained higher than the MIC values reported for most susceptible organisms. However, some clinicians state that this effect may be clinically important in certain infections.
Interference with Laboratory Tests:
- Nitroprusside test: A false-positive reaction for ketones in the urine may occur with tests using nitroprusside but not with those using nitroferricyanide.
- Coombs test: A false-positive direct Coombs’ test has been reported during treatment with other cephalosporin antibiotics; therefore it should be recognized that a positive Coombs’ test may be due to the drug.
- Clinitest®, Benedict’s solution, Fehling’s solution: A false-positive reaction for glucose in the urine using Clinitest®, Benedict’s solution, or Fehling’s solution may result when done during therapy with cefixime. It is recommended that other tests based on enzymatic glucose oxidase reactions be used instead.