What is Milixim (Cefixime) used for?
Milixim (Cefixime) is a cephalosporin antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide variety of infections caused by bacteria. The medication slows or prevents the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infection. It is normally used to treat infections affecting the urinary tract, lungs, middle ear, respiratory tract, or kidneys. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Milixim (Cefixime)?
Milixim (Cefixime) is normally administered two times each day at a dosage of one tablet for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Never stop taking the medication before being instructed to as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Milixim (Cefixime)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Milixim (Cefixime) include:
Stop using the medication and immediately contact your physician if you experience any serious side effects such as unusual weight gain, fever, flu symptoms, swollen gums, seizures, severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe skin reactions, urinary retention, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower dosages, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Milixim (Cefixime) if the patient being treated is a child under the age of six months or if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics. You are also suggested to disclose if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or if you have decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Milixim (Cefixime). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.