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Suprax vs. Floxin

Are Suprax and Floxin the Same Thing?

Suprax (cefixime) and Floxin (ofloxacin) are antibiotics used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

Suprax and Floxin are different types of antibiotics. Suprax is a cephalosporin antibiotic and Floxin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Suprax?

Common side effects of Suprax include:

Tell your doctor if you experience rare but very serious side effects of Suprax including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Floxin?

Common side effects of Floxin include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • vaginal itching or discharge,
  • skin itching,
  • sleep problems,
  • changes in your sense of taste, and
  • restlessness.

What Is Suprax?

Suprax (cefixime) for Oral Suspension is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria.

What Is Floxin?

Floxin (ofloxacin) is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections that cause bronchitis, pneumonia, chlamydia, gonorrhea, skin infections, urinary tract infections, and infections of the prostate.

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What Drugs Interact With Suprax?

Other drugs may interact with Suprax. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Suprax should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. This drug passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Floxin?

Floxin may interact with antacids that contain calcium, magnesium or aluminum (such as Tums, Mylanta, or Rolaids), sucralfate, didanosine, or vitamin or mineral supplements containing calcium, iron, or zinc. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Ofloxacin should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Ofloxacin is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions from ofloxacin in nursing infants, a decision should be made whether to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug.

How Should Suprax Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Suprax is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

How Should Floxin Be Taken?

The usual dose of Floxin is 200 mg to 400 mg orally every 12 hours.

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References
SOURCE:

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Suprax Product Information.

http://www.supraxrx.com/

FDA. Floxin Product Information.

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm088599.pdf

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