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Hinfix 200 MG Tablet

Manufactured byPerk Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsCefixime
Description
Hinfix 200 MG Tablet is a cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections affecting the lungs, throat, and urinary tract - the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. It is also used to treat a sexually transmitted infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoea bacteria that infects both men and women. This tablet kills or stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection. It is not effective against infections caused by viruses. Common side effects of Hinfix 200 MG Tablet are diarrhoea, stomach pain, headache, weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Do not take this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. It is likely to cause allergic skin reactions in some people. Once an antibiotic is started, it is always recommended to finish the entire course of treatment. Hinfix 200 MG Tablet should only be used to treat or prevent infections that are caused by bacteria. Taking an antibiotic when it is not required can make it less effective for future infections. You can take Hinfix 200 MG Tablet with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take cefixime tablet around the same time every day.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Hinfix 200 MG Tablet

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Dark or clay coloured stools
  • Dizziness
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Sore throat

Uses of Hinfix 200 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis
  • Acute bronchitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to feel better in 3 to 5 days after taking cefixime tablet. But finish your entire course of treatment, even if your condition gets better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of cefixime tablet lasts for about 12 to 24 hours and then you may have to take your next dose of cefixime tablet as directed by your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Hinfix 200 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Hinfix 200 MG Tablet is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Hinfix 200 MG Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is not known to be harmful to breastfeeding women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.

Allergy

Avoid taking Hinfix 200 MG Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Some patients may get allergic reactions to this medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet is generally safe in pregnancy to treat bacterial infections. It is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. It is not known to be harmful to breastfeeding women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation. Baby should be observed for symptoms such as diarrhoea and yeast infection.
General warnings

Diarrhoea

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet can cause diarrhoea because it may also kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine. Get emergency medical help if you experience severe diarrhoea that is watery or bloody. Call your pharmacist/doctor before taking anti-diarrhoeal medication. Your doctor may prescribe cefixime lactobacillus tablet in case of severe diarrhoea.

Antibiotic resistance

Finish your entire course of treatment with Hinfix 200 MG Tablet, even if the condition gets better to avoid antibiotic resistance (the bacteria may become resistant to antibiotics). If you still feel unwell after completing your antibiotic course, make an appointment to consult your doctor.

Driving or operating machinery

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet may cause dizziness, confusion, or fits in some people. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Allergic skin reaction

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet is likely to cause allergic skin reactions in some people. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, or severe itching/swelling, especially on the face.

Liver diseases

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet may increase liver enzyme levels and cause liver swelling. Patients with liver diseases need special consideration while taking Hinfix 200 MG Tablet due to the risk of liver damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.

Seizures

Use Hinfix 200 MG Tablet with caution in patients with seizures or fits because it can trigger the condition. Seizure medicines should be continued in patients with a known seizure disorder. Dose adjustment for Hinfix 200 MG Tablet might be required in some patients.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Hinfix 200 MG Tablet. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose with Hinfix 200 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

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Disease interactions

Colitis

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet can kill the helpful bacteria in your stomach or intestine and leads to diarrhoea. Therefore use Hinfix 200 MG Tablet with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal (mouth to anus) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the inner lining of the colon), since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Kidney Disease

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet is filtered by the kidney and moved out of the body through urine. Patients with kidney diseases need special consideration while taking Hinfix 200 MG Tablet due to the risk of kidney damage. Dose adjustment should be done based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Coombs test

A false-positive result may be obtained if this test is performed while taking Hinfix 200 MG Tablet.

Urine ketones test

Hinfix 200 MG Tablet may cause false-positive reactions for ketones in the urine tests using nitroprusside.
Take Hinfix 200 MG Tablet with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine at around the same time daily. Do not give your medicine to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours. Cefixime tablets uses are proven to be highly effective in treating bacterial infections. Cefixime tablet uses Cefixime tablets are commonly available as strength of cefixime tablets IP 200 mg and cefixime tablet 100 mg.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Hinfix 200 MG Tablet works by preventing the formation of bacterial cell walls. This helps in stopping the growth and multiplication of the microorganism, eventually killing it.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Third generation cephalosporins, Antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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