Suprax Uses

People who have a bladder infection, ear infection, bronchitis, or certain other types of bacterial infections may receive treatment with Suprax. This prescription medicine is a type of antibiotic that can help kill bacteria by preventing them from building cell walls. There are also some unapproved reasons to use Suprax, such as to treat or prevent other types of infections.

What Is Suprax Used For?

Suprax® (cefixime) is a prescription antibiotic approved to treat a variety of different infections. It is taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day.
 
Suprax is approved for treating the following types of infections:
   
Suprax is approved for treating the above infections only when they are caused by certain types of bacteria. Not all bacteria will respond to Suprax. Also, bacteria have different resistance patterns in different regions in the country. This means that some bacteria may be susceptible to Suprax in certain parts of the country but not in others.
 
Suprax is completely ineffective for treating viral illnesses, such as the common cold or the flu.
 
In some situations, your healthcare provider may perform certain tests to see if your particular infection is susceptible or resistant to Suprax. In other situations, your healthcare provider may decide to try Suprax without such tests, especially for infections that are not severe. Suprax is a fairly expensive antibiotic. In general, less-expensive alternatives are tried first, especially for mild, easy-to-treat infections.
 

How Does This Medication Work?

Suprax is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Cephalosporins are a part of a larger group of medications known as beta-lactam antibiotics (named after the ring-like "lactam" structure of these antibiotics). Suprax works by stopping bacteria from making cell walls, which eventually causes the bacteria to die. Cephalosporins are related to penicillin medications.
 
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