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Gastric lavage may be indicated; otherwise, no specific antidote exists. Cefixime is not removed in significant quantities from the circulation by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Adverse reactions in small numbers of healthy adult volunteers receiving single doses up to 2 g of cefixime did not differ from the profile seen in patients treated at the recommended doses.
Suprax (cefixime) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy to cefixime or other cephalosporins.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/6/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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