Cefixime

C difficile risk
Medium
Oral Bioavailability
Moderate

Dosing

400mg PO daily

eGFR 0 - 30eGFR > 30300mg PO daily400mg PO daily

200mg PO daily

200mg PO daily

General Information

Cefixime is often used in the treatment of gonococcal infections in select populations given emerging resistance.

  • Allergy/rash

  • Positive Coombs test

  • Cytopenias

  • Gastrointestinal intolerance

  • Elevated liver enzymes

  • Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea

Antimicrobial class: 3rd Generation Cephalosporin

Pregnancy category: B

Average serum half life: 3 hours

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