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USES

  • SUPRAX® (cefixime) is a cephalosporin antibiotic, used in patients six months of age or older to treat urinary tract, ear, throat, upper respiratory or tonsil infections, as well chronic bronchitis and uncomplicated gonorrhea. This medication will not treat viral infections such as the cold or the flu. In order for this medication to work, it should be taken for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT SUPRAX

DO NOT USE IF YOU

  • Are allergic to cefixime or to other cephalosporins.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Stop using and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, hives, or difficulty breathing.
Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB)
What are AECB?

AECB are a complication of chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is irritation or infection of the lower respiratory system that lasts more than 3 months. AECB happen when the long-term irritation or infection suddenly gets more severe.1


Who can get AECB?

AECB will only occur in people with existing bronchitis. Most people who have chronic bronchitis (around 90%) are smokers. People who work in jobs with a lot of smoke, fumes, or dust might also suffer from chronic bronchitis.1 The elderly are more likely to experience AECB2


What are the symptoms of AECB?

AECB will cause difficulty breathing and a productive cough. People who have AECB might feel weak, short of breath, and may even have pain in their chests.1


How can Suprax® help?

Suprax can be used to treat AECB when it's caused by specific bacteria. Your doctor will make a diagnosis of your condition after examining you and may choose Suprax to fight the infection if it's an appropriate treatment.3




References:
1. Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis. MedBroadcast. http://www.medbroadcast.com/condition/getcondition/acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-bronchitis. Accessed February 14, 2018. 2. Albertson, TE, Chan AL. Antibiotic Therapy in Elderly Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis. Expert Rev Resp Med. 2009;3(5):539-548. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/710939_1. Accessed February 14, 2018. 3. Suprax® Prescribing Information.

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USES

  • SUPRAX® (cefixime) is a cephalosporin antibiotic, used in patients six months of age or older to treat urinary tract, ear, throat, upper respiratory or tonsil infections, as well chronic bronchitis and uncomplicated gonorrhea. This medication will not treat viral infections such as the cold or the flu. In order for this medication to work, it should be taken for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT SUPRAX

DO NOT USE IF YOU

  • Are allergic to cefixime or to other cephalosporins.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Stop using and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, hives, or difficulty breathing.
  • This medication may cause a severe intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a resistant bacterium. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping or blood/mucus in your stool.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney disease.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using SUPRAX. Your blood clotting activity (prothrombin time) will need to be checked.
  • SUPRAX can cause unusual results with certain urine and blood tests. Tell your doctor who treats you that you are using this medication.
  • You should know that unnecessary use of antibiotics may increase the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant infections.
  • SUPRAX Chewable Tablets contain aspartame, a source of phenylalanine. Tablets of 100, 150, and 200 mg strength contain 3.3, 5, and 6.7 mg of phenylalanine, respectively.

SIDE EFFECTS

  • The most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, loose stools, gases and dyspepsia (belly pain or discomfort).

ASK A DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF

  • You are taking the drug carbamazepine.
  • You are taking a blood thinner.
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding your baby. It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk and whether it may harm a nursing baby.

The risk information provided here is not complete. To learn more, talk about SUPRAX with your doctor or pharmacist. The FDA-approved product labeling can be found at www.supraxrx.com.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, call 1-800-FDA-1088, or call Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-800-399-2561.