Cefixime 50 mg./5ml. Dry Syrup

ZIMIX DS WITH WATER – Cefixime 50 mg./5ml. Dry Syrup

Cefixime 50 mg dry syrup is categorized as a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is generally used to treat a variety of bacteria infections including that of throat,ear,lungs,skin,eyes or gastrointestinal ones in kids. It is also used in the treatment of typhoid fever caused by bacteria Salmonella. .This medication is not meant to treat viral infections such as the common cold or flu.

How to Use Cefixime 50 mg./5ml. Dry Syrup

Dissolve the dry syrup in sterile water. Refer the leaflet to check the required amount of water.Don’t use the syrup if the seal is broken or you observe discoloration of the syrup.

Try to give Cefixime dry syrup to children two hours before or after meals. This provides a scope for well absorption of the medicine. Give it once or twice a day as directed by the physician. In case the child vomits this medicine, give the same dose again within an hour but donot give it near to the time of next dose.

Donot stop using Cefixime 50 mg dry syrup until the doctor recommends so. Discontinuation of this medicine with proper advice may cause an infection relapse in children.Consult your doctor in case the symptoms worsen or do not clear even after using this medicine regularly for 10 days.

Mode of Action of Cefixime  50 mg/5 ml

Cefixime almost takes 7-15 days to completely cure bacterial infections. It works effectively on both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Cefixime is a fast-acting antibiotic and starts working within 1 to 2 hours of consumption. It hampers the process of formation of new cell wall in bacteria and destroys the present ones. This stops bacterial growth and rapid multiplication. This way Cefixime cures the bacterial infections

Necessary Precautions while using Cefixime  Dry Syrup

This medication must be used with caution in certain cases. This ensures that the children cure and do not experience any side effects or medical issues. The below-given points must be taken care of while administering this medicine in kids.

  • Any cases of previous or current allergies must be reported to the doctor. Also, carefully read the leaflet provided with medicine to check if there is any ingredient that may cause allergy to the child.
  • Inform your doctor about the medical history of the child including birth defects, liver or kidney impairment, gastrointestinal issues, any previous bacterial infections, heart problems, blood disorder, and breathing difficulties.
  • Any medicine taken in excess may cause serious side effects. Always stick to the dosage prescribed by the doctor.Do not make changes in dosage yourself. It may cause a drug overdose and worsen the condition.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date even if it appears normal in composition.

Side Effects of Cefixime 50 mg./5ml. Dry Syrup in children

Children are more sensitive to the side effects of major medicines. Most children experience negligible side effects and get effectively treated with Cefixime dry syrup. But in some cases,common side effects occur which generally do not require medical attention. The common side effects in children include:

  1. Indigestion
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Bloating and gas
  4. Nausea
  5. Vomiting
  6. Abdominal pain

These side effects go away on their own but consult your doctor if they worsen or continue for long durations.

Points at a glance

  • The antibiotic course should be completed without any missed day.
  • It is beneficial for children to stay hydrated during the course of this treatment to prevent dehydration and lessen the probability of diarrhea
  • Immediately discontinue the use of this medicine if the child develops allergy-like symptoms such as skin rash or blisters.


Widely Asked Questions

Question: Does Cefixime 50 mg./5ml. Dry Syrup cures other infections also?

Answer: Cefixime is currently used in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections only.

Question: Can we give this medication to children thrice a day?

Answer: Cefixime dry syrup is usually given twice a day in children. Consult your doctor for further details on proper dosage.

Question: Is it safe to use  Cefixime 50 mg./5ml Dry Syrup?

Answer: Generally cefixime treats children suffering from bacterial infections safely and effectively with no or negligible side effects.

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