Infectious Disease Compendium

Cefixime (Suprax®)


CrCl Formula

CrCl > 80: 400 mg po q 24 h.

CrCl 80-50: 400 mg po q 24 h.

CrCl 50-10: 300 mg po q 24 h.

CrCl < 10: 400 mg po q 48 h.

Hemodialysis: no change.

Peritoneal dialysis: no change.

Important side effects

Important drug interactions

Rants and Screeds


Treatment of choice

Second-line for N. gonorrhoea.

Use for

Anything you would use a third-generation cephalosporin for. Bronchitis, Gonorrhea, Otitis media, Pneumonia, Salmonella infections, Shigella, UTI, Whipple's disease.

Don't use for


Third-generation cephalosporin.

Last update: 07/10/19