Suprax Tablets Side Effects
Please note - some side effects for Suprax Tablets may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: oral powder for reconstitution; oral tablet
Cefixime is generally well-tolerated.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea (16%), nausea (7%), loose or frequent stools (6%), flatulence (4%), abdominal pain (3%), dyspepsia (3%), vomiting, and pseudomembranous colitis.
Pseudomembranous colitis may occur during or after treatment with cefixime.
Hypersensitivity reactions have included urticaria, rash, pruritus, drug fever, angioedema, facial edema, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, serum sickness-like reactions, and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions, including shock and fatalities, have also been reported.
A case of occupational contact dermatitis due to cephalosporin allergy has been reported in a nurse who prepared cephalosporin solutions for administration to patients. The dermatitis resolved after the nurse stopped preparing the solutions.
Nervous system side effects have included headache, dizziness, somnolence, and seizures. At least one case of encephalopathy has been reported.
Renal side effects have included transient rises in serum BUN and creatinine, and acute renal failure. Cephalosporin class antibiotics have been associated with renal dysfunction and toxic nephropathy.
Interstitial nephritis has been reported rarely in association with other cephalosporins. Fever, azotemia, pyuria, and eosinophiluria are the hallmarks of this disorder.
Hematologic side effects have included transient thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia, leukopenia, neutropenia, and prothrombin time prolongation. Cephalosporin class antibiotics have been associated with aplastic anemia, hemolytic anemia, hemorrhage, positive direct Coombs test, pancytopenia, and agranulocytosis.
Hepatic side effects have included hepatitis, jaundice, and transient increases in SGPT, SGOT, and alkaline phosphatase. Cephalosporin class antibiotics have been associated with hepatic dysfunction including cholestasis.
Metabolic side effects have included hyperbilirubinemia. Cephalosporin class antibiotics have been associated with increases in LDH.
Genitourinary side effects have included genital pruritus, vaginitis, and candidiasis.
Cephalosporin class antibiotics have been associated with superinfection.Top
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