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Sanfix™ is indicated in the treatment of the following infections when caused by susceptible microorganisms:

  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis. Otitis Media caused by Haemophilus influenzae (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains), Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis, (most of which are beta-lactamase positive) and S. pyogenes
  • Pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by S. pyogenes
  • Sanfix™ is generally effective in the eradication of S. pyogenes from the nasopharynx
  • Acute bronchitis and acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae (beta-lactamase positive and negative strains)
  • Uncomplicated gonorrhea (cervical/urethral) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (penicillinase and non-penicillinase producing strains)


What is Sanfix and what is it used for?

Cefixime (Sanfix) is a cephalosporin antibiotic, used to treat bacterial infection.

Before you take Sanfix, Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if

You are allergic to any ingredient in cefixime or to other cephalosporins.

Take special care while taking Sanfix

  • if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, difficulty breathing, dizziness) to a penicillin (eg, amoxicillin) or beta-lactam antibiotic (eg, imipenem)
  • if you have diarrhea, stomach or bowel problems (eg, inflammation), bleeding or blood clotting problems, liver problems, or poor nutrition
  • if you have a history of kidney problems or you are on dialysis treatment

How and when to take Sanfix

The recommended dose of cefixime is 400 mg daily. This may be given as a 400 mg tablet or capsule daily or the 400 mg tablet may be split and given as one half tablet every 12 hours. For the treatment of uncomplicated cervical/urethral gonococcal infections, a single oral dose of 400 mg is recommended. The capsule and tablet may be administered without regard to food.

If you forget to take Sanfix

If you miss a dose of cefixime, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

If you stop taking (Sanfix)

To clear up your infection completely, continue using cefixime for the full course of treatment even if you feel better in a few days.

Possible side effects

Diarrhea; gas; heartburn; loose stools; nausea; stomach pain or upset.

How to store Sanfix?

Store at 15 to 25°C (68 to 77°F)