Tablets: 200 milligrams,
Tablets: 400 milligrams;
Suspension: 100 milligrams per 5 milliliters.
Suprax is prescribed against susceptible bacterias causing infections of:
- The middle ear;
- Throat infections;
Suprax is prescribed in treating urinary tract infections and gonorrhea.
Suprax is prescribed in treating acute bacterial bronchitis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Suprax, a cephalosporin antibiotic, is prescribed for bacterial infections of the chest, ears, urinary tract, and throat and for uncomplicated gonorrhea.
Suprax is generally well tolerated and side effects are usually transient.
Reported side effects include:
- Abdominal pain;
- Abnormal liver tests;
- Joint pain and arthritis;
- Pseudomembranous colitis (can occur even after Suprax is stopped) nausea;
- Skin rash;
Suprax side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Mild Diarrhea;
- Loose Stools;
- Abdominal Pain;
Infections Other Than Gonorrhea
The usual adult dose is 400 mg daily. This may be taken as a single 400-mg tablet once a day or as a 200-mg tablet every 12 hours. If you have kidney disease, the dose may be lower.
A single 400-mg oral dose is usually indicated.
The safety and effectiveness of Suprax in children less than 6 months old have not been established. The usual child's dose is 8 mg of liquid per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day. This may be given as a single dose or in 2 half doses every 12 hours. Children weighing more than 110 pounds or older than 12 years of age should be treated with an adult dose.
If your child has a middle ear infection (otitis media), your doctor will probably prescribe Suprax suspension. The tablet form is less effective against this type of infection.
Your doctor may start you on a low dosage because this drug is eliminated from your body by the kidneys and kidney function tends to decrease with age.