BRAND NAME: XIMENOV 100 D/S
COMPOSITION: CEFIXIME 100 MG D/S
Cefixime 100 mg is classified under the category of Cephalosporin antibiotics. It is majorly used in the treatment of bacterial infections in children of nose,sinus,throat,chest,lung and Urinary tract infections.It is also used to cure typhoid and pneumonia. Bacterial infections are most common in children as they are often exposed to close contact with other young children.Bacteria multiply in our body rapidly by binary fission and make us fall ill. This medication works by inhibiting the synthesis of cell wall which is required by the bacteria to survive and reproduce. As a result, they die and we get cured from that infection.
Administer this medicine to the child either two hours after meals or an hour before meals. Try to give it with meals to prevent upset stomach and bloating . Mix this dry syrup in distile water by measuring the amount in measuring spoon. IT is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time to avoid a missed dose. If the child vomits the medicine within 30 minutes of intake, repeat the same dose but donot double the amount of dosage.
The course and duration of this medication will be determined by the doctor after examining the medical condition of the child, body response towards the medicine and his body mass.
Donot discontinue the use of this medicine in case the symptoms disappear or the child feels better. This may result in continuous growth of bacteria in the body and result in relapse of the bacterial infection. Consume this medicine until the full prescribed course has finished.
Certain points must be kept in mind while giving this medication to children to avoid any clinal complications.
Along with the needed effect of medicines, there are some ill effects of them as well. Most of these side effects donot require medical attention and are self cured as the body adjusts to the medication. In maximum cases, the body of children well tolerated the medicine and showed positive effects.
But some common side effects of this medicine witnessed in children are
Consult your doctor if the side effects become worse and prevail even after the full course.
Question:Is cefixime safe in kids under 5 years of age?
Answer:Yes cefixime dry syrup was found to be safe in most of the children of age group 2 months to 12 years.
Question:Does this medication cause watery stools in kids?
Answer:Yes diarhoea can occur in children while using this medication. Donot use any diarhoea medicines without the consultation of doctor. These medications may interfere with cefixime 100 mg and cause the diarhoea to worsen
Question:Can cefixime 100 mg dry syrup cure typhoid and Pneumonia?
Answer:Yes cefixime is used in the treatment of respiratory infections like pneumonia and typhoid fever. Consult your doctor for detals regarding the dosage of this medicine in children.