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What is Zifi (Cefixime) used for?
Zifi (Cefixime) is an oral antibiotic prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from bacterial infections affecting the urinary tract, lungs, respiratory tract, middle ear, or kidneys. It operates by inhibiting the reproduction of bacteria cells allowing the immune system to control and destroy the infection. Your physician may also recommend the use of this medication for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Zifi (Cefixime)?
Always follow your physician's instructions while using Zifi (Cefixime) to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered twice daily for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Do not split or chew the tablets to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Never stop using the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment.
What are the side effects of Zifi (Cefixime)?
Zifi (Cefixime) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include unusual swelling, fever, flu symptoms, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, seizures, or severe skin reactions. Inform your physician about any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Zifi (Cefixime) if you are allergic to cephalosporin antibiotics. Also inform your physician if you are allergic to penicillin antibiotics or if you have decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zifi (Cefixime). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.