Each 5 mL of CEFDIS DS contains cefixime 50mg.
CEFDIS DS is the brand name for beta-lactam antibiotic cefixime. Cefixime belongs to the class third generation cephalosporins that work by disrupting the bacterial cell wall. It is a semi-synthetic beta-lactam antibiotic with a broad spectrum activity against several Gram+ve and Gram-ve bacteria. Cefixime is also resistant to penicillinases and cephalosporinases activity which makes it one of the highly effective antibiotics.
Cefixime works by interfering with the third and final step of cell wall synthesis in bacteria. The Penicillin Binding Proteins (PBPs) present in the bacterial cell wall play a crucial role in the synthesis and assembly of the cell wall in bacteria. Cefixime binds to these PBPs and eventually prevents the transpeptidation step of the peptidoglycan synthesis. This leads to the death of the bacteria that cause infection and prevents their growth.
As directed by the physician
This medication is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to cefixime and other cephalosporins.
Adverse effects of this combination are diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, hepatic toxicity, renal toxicity, headaches, dizziness and seizures.
There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to cefixime administration in the case of pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, talk to the doctor about your condition before taking this medicine. The dose needs to be reduced in patients with renal impairment.
CEFDIS DS is available in 30mL bottle with carton.
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