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SUPRAX TABLETS 200MG

Active substance: CEFIXIME

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PACKAGE LEAFLET:
INFORMATION FOR THE USER

The person taking this medicine is a child under the
age of 10
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this
medicine.



Suprax 200mg Tablets
Cefixime

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Taking other medicines

Read all of this leaflet carefully before taking
this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
your pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or your pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Suprax is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Suprax
3. How to take Suprax
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Suprax
6. Further information
1. What Suprax is and what it is used for
Suprax 200mg Tablets (called Suprax in this leaflet)
contains a medicine called cefixime. This belongs to a
group of antibiotics called ‘cephalosporins’.
Suprax is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
These include infections of the:
• Ear
• Nose, sinuses (such as sinusitis)
• Throat (such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis)
• Chest and lungs (such as bronchitis, pneumonia)
• Urinary system (such as cystitis and kidney infections)
2. Before you take Suprax
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor
if:
x You are allergic (hypersensitive) to cefixime, any other
cephalosporin antibiotics including penicillin or to any
of the other ingredients of this medicine (see Section
6: Further information).
Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash,
swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of the lips,
face, throat and tongue.
Do not take this medicine if the above applies to you. If
you are not sure, talk to your doctor or your pharmacist
before taking Suprax.
Take special care with Suprax
Check with your doctor or your pharmacist before
taking this medicine if:
▲ You have ever had colitis
▲ You have kidney problems

Please tell your doctor or your pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This
includes medicines you buy without a prescription,
including herbal medicines. This is because Suprax can
affect the way some other medicines work. Also some
medicines can affect the way Suprax works.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking the
following:
• Medicines to thin the blood such as warfarin
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if
• You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think
you may be pregnant
• You are breast-feeding or planning to breast feed
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
any medicine if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Tests
If you require any tests (such as blood or urine tests)
while taking this medicine, please make sure your
doctor knows that you are taking Suprax.
3. How to take Suprax
Taking this medicine
Always use Suprax exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure.
• Take this medicine by mouth
• Swallow tablets whole with a drink of water
• If you feel the effect of the medicine is too weak or too
strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your
doctor.
Carefully read the label from the pharmacist. Ask
your pharmacist if you are not sure about the dose to
take. The medicine should be taken for the prescribed
number of days.
How much to take
The usual dose is:
Adults, Elderly and Children over 10 years or
weighing more than 50kg
• 1-2 tablets each day given as a single or divided dose
People with kidney problems
• Your doctor may prescribe a lower dose
Children under 10 years old
• Suprax Paediatric should be used instead
If you take more Suprax than you should
If you have too much of this medicine, talk to your
doctor straight away.
If you forget to take Suprax
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you
remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the

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next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a
double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking Suprax
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your
doctor. You should not stop taking Suprax just because
you feel better. This is because the infection may come
back or get worse again.

• Feeling dizzy
• Feeling itchy in the genital or vaginal area
Tell your doctor if any of the side effects gets serious
or lasts longer than a few days, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet
Blood tests
Suprax Tablets can cause blood clots or small changes to
If you have any further questions on the use of this the way the liver and kidney work. This would be shown
up in blood tests. This is not common and goes back to
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
normal after stopping this medicine.
4. Possible side effects
Reporting of side effects
Like all medicines, Suprax can cause side effects,
If you get any side effects talk to your doctor, pharmacist
although not everybody gets them.
or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not
Tell your doctor straight away or go to the nearest listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
hospital casualty department if you notice any of
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.
the following serious side effects – you may need
uk/yellowcard
urgent medical treatment:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
• You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: information on the safety of this medicine.
a rash, joint pain, swallowing or breathing problems,
5. How to store Suprax
swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
• Blistering or bleeding of the skin around the lips, eyes, Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
mouth, nose and genitals. Also flu-like symptoms and Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
fever. This may be something called ‘Stevens-Johnson stated on label and blister pack
syndrome.
Store below 25° C.
• Severe blistering rash where layers of the skin may
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
peel off to leave large areas of raw exposed skin
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
over the body. Also a feeling of being generally
medicines no longer required. These measures will help
unwell, fever, chills and aching muscles. This may be to protect the environment.
something called ‘Toxic epidermal necrolysis’
6. Further information
• You have a skin rash or skin lesions with a pink/red
ring and a pale centre which may be itchy, scaly or
What Suprax 200mg Tablets contain
filled with fluid. The rash may appear especially on
• Each tablet contains 200mg of the active substance,
the palms or soles of your feet. These could be signs
cefixime.
of a serious allergy to the medicine called ‘erythema • The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose,
multiforme’
pregelatinised starch, calcium hydrogen phosphate
• You get infections more easily than usual. This could
dihydrate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose,
be because of a blood disorder. This normally gets
macrogol 6000 and titanium dioxide (E171).
better after stopping the medicine
What Suprax looks like and content of the pack
• You bruise or bleed more easily than normal. This
Suprax is available as an off-white, convex, film coated
could be because of a blood disorder. This normally
tablet engraved with ‘ORO’ on one side. Suprax is
gets better after stopping the medicine
available in blister packs containing 1, 2, 7 or 14 tablets.
• If your child gets nose bleeds, bleeding gums, chills,
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
tiredness, pale skin (often with a yellow tinge),
shortness of breath. This may be due to haemolytic
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
anaemia.
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• Changes in the way the kidneys are working or blood Sanofi, One Onslow Street
in your child’s urine
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without delay if you get:
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• Severe watery diarrhoea that will not stop and you are Manufacturer
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called ‘Pseudomembranous colitis’
Laval, France
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the
This leaflet does not contain all the information about
following side effects get serious or lasts longer than your medicine. If you have any questions or are not
a few days
sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)
This leaflet was last revised in 01/2014
• Stomach pains, indigestion or wind
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