Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. For medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor. Rash, nausea, diarrhea, loose stools, and upset stomach are typical side effects of cefixime. Take a look at the "Drug Precautions" section. Cefixime has reportedly caused serious side effects. The side effects of cefixime are not all included in this list. Call 1-800-FDA-1088 to contact the FDA and report side effects.
Cefixime drug interactions (detailed information) Prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal medications, as well as cefixime itself, may all interact with one another. Any new or discontinued medications should be disclosed to all of your healthcare providers.
Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), and carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epito, Equetro, Tegretol, Teril). Before taking cefixime, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to cefixime; other cephalosporin antibiotic such as cefaclor (Ceclor), cefadroxil cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol), cefdinir, cefditoren (Spectracef), cefepime (Maxipime), cefotaxime (Claforan), cefotetan, cefoxitin (Mefoxin), cefpodoxime, cefprozil, ceftaroline (Teflaro), ceftazidime (Fortaz, Tazicef, in Avycaz), ceftibuten (Cedax), ceftriaxone (Rocephin), cefuroxime (Zinacef), or cephalexin (Keflex); penicillin antibiotics, or any other medications. tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking, or plant to take. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while taking cefixime. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited condition that requires a special diet to prevent brain damage that could result in severe intellectual disability, you should be aware that aspartame, the sweetener in cefixime chewable tablets, is converted to phenylalanine. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney or liver disease, gastrointestinal disease (GI; affecting the stomach or intestines), especially colitis (condition that causes swelling in the lining of the colon [large intestine], or if you plan to become pregnant or are nursing).