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User Reviews for Cefixime

Also known as: Suprax

Cefixime has an average rating of 6.3 out of 10 from a total of 24 ratings on Drugs.com. 55% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 36% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Urinary Tract Infection  
5.7
7 reviews 189 medications
Gonococcal Infection, Uncomplicated  
5.5
3 reviews 62 medications
Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis  
10.0
3 reviews 83 medications
Bladder Infection  
3.0
2 reviews 82 medications
Pneumonia  
5.5
2 reviews 188 medications
Sinusitis  
9.0
2 reviews 250 medications
Bronchitis  
1.0
1 reviews 290 medications
Kidney Infections  
1.0
1 reviews 94 medications
Otitis Media  
10.0
1 reviews 137 medications
STD Prophylaxis  
7.0
1 reviews 26 medications
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection  
9.0
1 reviews 120 medications
Summary of Cefixime reviews 6.3 24 reviews

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Reviews for Cefixime

Morgan d · February 16, 2018

Suprax (cefixime) for Gonococcal Infection, Uncomplicated: “Killed the damn Clap on the first try with just 1 dose in conjunction with the heavy dose of Azithromycin Also had a really bad case of strep throat that wasn't cured with Penicillin V. Was switched to Cefixime for this and it worked like a charm in less than 24 hours.”

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CathKu · August 7, 2016

Suprax (cefixime) for Bladder Infection: “While this medication cured my UTI it left me with debilitating c-diff. Horrible situation. Beware and ask questions. Maybe another medication had fewer risks. I don't know...but I will certainly be asking more questions if I am ever prescribed anything again.”

1 / 10
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Concerned Daddy · April 30, 2015

Suprax (cefixime) for Urinary Tract Infection: “My daughter was born with urinary reflux, the result of which is usually 1-2 urinary tract infections a year. Suprax ALWAYS knocks it out right away. We have tried many of the others. Some took longer and some didn't work at all. Only con is it is hard to get and you may have to order it at the pharmacy.”

10 / 10
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No relief · Taken for less than 1 month · August 29, 2019

For Urinary Tract Infection: “I got 7 day cefixime course for UTI. One a day. After the 7 days, I now have had diarrhea for the last 6 days. Painful stomach cramps, gas, and lower intestine pain. During the treatment diarrhea was there but now I'm done, the diarrhea remains. I no longer have the UTI, but am unable to work due to 6 bouts a day of painful, gassy diarrhea.”

2 / 10
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bOh23 · March 14, 2014

For Urinary Tract Infection: “One time I experienced something strange I have difficulty of urinating, Its like there something sharp crawling in my urethra its very painful. I felt this for almost 3 days until I cannot tolerate. I have friend, a physician I tell him and he gave me Cefixime 200mg tab. I have 2, he instructed me to take 400mg in a single dose and after few minutes or two the burning sensation is gone and the discharge gradually stop in 2 days.”

10 / 10
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gjintexas · July 25, 2016

Suprax (cefixime) for Sinusitis: “This drug got me well when NOTHING else would. I had been sick for four months and had seen countless specialists and taken many prescription drugs and inhalers. Nothing worked until I took this drug and Qnasl. I was well in one week!!! I believe it worked miracles.”

10 / 10
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keebitha · Taken for less than 1 month · April 12, 2020

For Urinary Tract Infection: “After 2 failed attempts to get rid of my UTI with bactrim (which I’ve suddenly developed an allergic reaction to) and another penicillin (that I apparently have developed an allergy to) I had 2 courses of Cefixime 400 mg back to back for UTI/ (and possible kidney infection, renal calculi and hematuria ) for streptococcus G. subsp.past. bacteria in urine. I felt about 20% relief after first week then BOOM extreme pain, hematuria etc. returned within 48 hours and new urine culture showed yet again strep gallolyticus subsp. pasteurianus with new growth. Second Round, felt about 30-40% relief after full course, within 72 hours same thing. Waited 5 -7 days, another urine test and culture and again same thing. All I got was 2 yeast infections between each course (which was immediately relieved with 3 pills of fluconazole) and about 9 pounds of weight gain!! Has anyone else had weight gain with this antibiotic before?”

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carrosa · Taken for less than 1 month · April 13, 2014

Suprax (cefixime) for Bladder Infection: “Had to take one a day for 2 weeks. Pain, urgency, frequency continued for 8 days as if I were on nothing before I physically started feeling a little better. Felt like all symptoms resolved after taking entire cycle. I didn't care for being miserable that long. I will go with something else in the future. I don't recall any negative side effects that I had.”

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Kentwood · Taken for less than 1 month · September 9, 2020

For Urinary Tract Infection: “Weird not sure if it is the naproxen the cefixime or combo of the two, but I woke up and could hardly walk. Upper legs and thighs so sore hard to sit down and pee!!! Legs aching so bad pharmacist no help said stop naproxen and try and stick it out with cefiximine for 4 more days looked it up both can cause leg pain but I never had this with naproxen before maybe the combo of the two! Auuuuggghhh”

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Bdg · Taken for less than 1 month · September 12, 2021

For Kidney Infections: “Was prescribed this for a potential UTI. The first couple of days on it, I felt more energetic than I had previously, however, I found that I suddenly had insomnia and could not get to sleep. After Day 4 on it I developed shaking hands, hyperactivity, was dizzy and had massive brain fog. I had gut wrenching abdominal cramps and diarrhea upwards of 8x/day. I generally felt awful and achy all over and during the day could barely get out of bed, but then could not actually sleep either because of the persistent insomnia. I could not concentrate, was forgetting things, and generally was not myself at all. As well, the volume of blood and blood clots I was passing through my urinary tract increased considerably. I consulted my pharmacist and they said to stop taking this immediately. It took 2 days to detox from it, but have now returned to normal…except I have now developed vertigo which I suspect is a result of this medication. Weigh the risks before taking this!!!”

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Lyz · November 5, 2021

For Urinary Tract Infection: “2nd time taking cefixime 400 mg a day for 10 days. It took care of my UTI both times. This 2nd time , I noticed a little bit of gastrointestinal pain at times, but not bad. I don't taking antibiotics and have had reactions with some, so I dread taking them. I was glad to finally be able to take something with no bad reactions ! Hope it will stay that way if I need to take these again. I made sure I took it with food and took probiotics , along with yogurt.”

9 / 10
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RedMonarch8 · Taken for less than 1 month · April 21, 2022

For Urinary Tract Infection: “I was prescribed this after a hospital visit because if a painful UTI/bladder infection. First day I had no symptoms, it was great (I am highly sensitive to drugs). Second day, shit hit the fan (literally). I woke up in the middle of the night and was super sick. That stopped after about 12 hours. Then I was so bloated all the time, my sides were hurting from the pressure. I stopped taking it early (despite what my doctor said) and I'm still having the bloating and sickness. I would have rather had amoxicillin since that one has worked for me a couple times now without a problem.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years · October 7, 2021

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “Very effective, easy to prepare, easy to administer, no side effects”

10 / 10
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Cefim · Taken for less than 1 month · October 15, 2021

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “This medicine is very effective for sore throat and tonsillitis”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · December 21, 2011

Suprax (cefixime) for Otitis Media: “Great antibiotic. Went to doctor multiple times for ear infection. Penicillin did not cut it.”

10 / 10
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...just a guy · Taken for less than 1 month · December 26, 2021

For Gonococcal Infection, Uncomplicated: “Didn't cure it at all. Had to go back for retreatment.”

1 / 10
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Ben10 · September 23, 2009

For Pneumonia: “I had an instant relief from pneumonia within 24hrs of taking the first 3 tablets of Cefixime. Thanks. ”

10 / 10
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Likpa · July 28, 2012

Suprax (cefixime) for STD Prophylaxis: “Worked okay.”

7 / 10
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ShanMcKnight · April 21, 2015

Suprax (cefixime) for Bronchitis: “Did absolutely nothing except give me diarrhea”

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alvi · Taken for less than 1 month · May 9, 2019

For Sinusitis: “good medicine for sinusitis, bronchitis, UTI and kidney infections”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · January 14, 2022

For Gonococcal Infection, Uncomplicated: “It worked with my boyfriend they gave him cefixime 400mg for his infection and it cleared up. I got re tested after a couple weeks and it was gone.”

10 / 10
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Maxy · Taken for less than 1 month · October 18, 2021

For Pneumonia: “I took 4 tablets of cefixime it really reacted with my body I am itching, headache and stomach pain. It didn't really worked for me.”

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Dr Aymen Abdullah · Taken for less than 1 month · August 13, 2022

For Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: “Effectively useful for URTI as the capsule improves throat congestion within 2 days”

9 / 10
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Shashi Pande · May 6, 2022

For Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis: “This medicine is very very effective for sore throat and tonsillitis and works within 15 minutes.... Also use kadha with Ginger..... Problem will be finish within 30 minits.”

10 / 10
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