Cefixime

C. diff Risk

Medium

Oral Bioavailability

Moderate (40 to 70%)

Approximate Cost

$2.72/day

General Information

Common Usage

Treatment/prophylaxis of gonococcal infections in select populations.

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Adverse Effects

  • Allergy/rash

  • Positive Coombs test

  • Cytopenias

  • Gastrointestinal intolerance

  • Elevated liver enzymes

  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

Tablet/Capsule Strengths

Open Benefit

Additional Information

Eastern Health Prescribing Restrictions
None

Tablets may be crushed and administered via NG tube

Limited availability of commercially produced suspension

Pharmacology

Antimicrobial class: 3rd Generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 3 hours