ceFIXime

C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

Excellent

Approximate Cost

4$/d

Dosing

Renally cleared, requires dosage adjustment with changes in renal function. Consult a pharmacist for renal dosing.

General Information

Common Usage

UTI, gonorrhoea

Adverse Effects

  • Allergy (immediate & delayed), structurally unrelated to most B-lactams,

  • Positive Coombs

  • Cytopenias

  • GI upset, diarrhea

  • Abnormal liver enzymes

Oral Liquids

Concentration: 20 mg/mL
Taste: very palatable
Not all strengths of oral liquids are listed nor are available on IWK formulary

Tablet/Capsule Strengths

400 mg tablet
Tablets and capsules are preferred especially over an unpleasant tasting liquid.
Not all strengths of oral tablets/capsules are listed and they are not all available on the IWK formulary.

Pharmacology

Antimicrobial class: 3rd Generation Cephalosporin