Suprax Chewable Tablets

  • Bacterial infections

Suprax Chewable Tablets Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Cefixime 100mg, 150mg, 200mg; chew tabs; contains phenylalanine.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Tabs—10, 50, 100; Chew tabs—10, 50; Susp 100mg/5mL—50mL, 75mL, 100mL; 200mg/5mL—25mL, 37.5mL, 50mL, 75mL, 100mL; 500mg/5mL—10mL, 20mL

Generic Availability


Suprax Chewable Tablets Indications


Susceptible infections, including otitis media, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis; uncomplicated UTIs and cervical or urethral gonorrhea.

Suprax Chewable Tablets Dosage and Administration


400mg once daily or 200mg every 12 hrs. Gonorrhea: 400mg once. Infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes: treat for at least 10 days. Renal impairment: adjust dose; see full labeling.


<6 months: not established. Chew tabs: chew or crush before swallowing. <50kg and 6 months–12yrs: 8mg/kg once daily or 4mg/kg every 12 hrs. >50kg or >12yrs: use adult dose. Otitis media: treat with chew tabs or susp; do not substitute with tabs. Infections due to Streptococcus pyogenes: treat for at least 10 days.

Suprax Chewable Tablets Contraindications

Not Applicable

Suprax Chewable Tablets Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Suprax Chewable Tablets Warnings/Precautions


Penicillin or other allergy. Evaluate if diarrhea occurs. Renal impairment. History of GI disease. Poor nutritional state. Chew tabs: phenylketonuria. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Suprax Chewable Tablets Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Suprax Chewable Tablets Interactions


May potentiate carbamazepine, anticoagulants (eg, warfarin); monitor. May cause false (+) Clinitest, direct Coomb's, nitroprusside test for ketones. Potentiated by probenecid.

Suprax Chewable Tablets Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Diarrhea, nausea, loose stools, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, vomiting, hypersensitivity reactions, headache, dizziness, seizures, transient renal and hepatic effects; C. difficile-associated diarrhea.

Suprax Chewable Tablets Clinical Trials

See Literature

Suprax Chewable Tablets Note

Not Applicable

Suprax Chewable Tablets Patient Counseling

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